ISA Study Abroad in Christchurch, New Zealand


Spend a semester or year in the city known as the 'Garden City' and 'Gateway to the South Island', beautiful Christchurch. Gothic architecture, a container mall, and lush gardens are just a few of the attractions of this welcoming city, making it the ideal place to begin exploring the amazing landscapes of New Zealand. The city sits on the Canterbury plains, between the ocean and the Southern Alps--the perfect place to ski, surf, hike, bike, camp and explore!

Since its establishment in 1873, the University of Canterbury, in Christchurch, New Zealand, has enjoyed an international reputation for academic excellence in both teaching and research. The University of Canterbury places particular emphasis on sustainable systems engineering, seeking to preserve New Zealand's natural beauty while moving ahead technologically. With a research-based teaching style and state-of-the-art facilities, the University of Canterbury has emerged as a leader in research, particularly in the fields of natural sciences, plant and animal biology, ecology, and geology. The South Island provides the university with an unparalleled natural laboratory for these sciences. Along with its ideal location, the University of Canterbury also allows students to investigate the natural sciences through five field stations, placed across the South Island.

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