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Study Abroad Office

Montana State University
P.O. Box 172260
400 Culbertson Hall
Bozeman, MT 59717-2260
studyabroad@montana.edu

 

Anna Greenberg - Study Abroad Advisor and Outreach Coordinator

Tel: (406) 994-7151
Fax: (406) 994-1619
anna.greenberg@montana.edu

 

Susan Benne - Study Abroad Coordinator

Tel: (406) 994-5719
Fax: (406) 994-1619
sbenne@montana.edu

 

Alyson Roberts - CCIS Advisor and Coordinator

Tel: (406) 994-7044
Fax: (406) 994-1619
alyson.roberts@montana.edu

 

New Zealand

Christchurch, New Zealand Study Abroad Program
University of Canterbury
Country: New Zealand
Location: Christchurch (located on the South Island)
Language: English
Level(s): Undergraduate and Graduate
Subjects: Most majors See Academic Program section
Length: Academic year or semester
Cost: MSU students selected for exchange placement pay MSU tuition plus room and board in the host country. All other students, both MSU and non-MSU, have the option to go through CCIS. For MSU students paying out-of-state tuition, the CCIS program fee is currently less than MSU out- of-state tuition.
Deadline:

MSU student applications are due in the Office of International Programs on October 1 for the following spring semester (February – July) and Southern Hemisphere academic year (February – November) and March 1 for the following fall semester (July to November) to study at the University of Canterbury.

Non-MSU student CCIS applications are due in the Office of International Programs on November 1 for the spring semester (February – July) and Southern Hemisphere academic year (February – November) and April 15 for the following fall semester (July to November).

NOTE: New Zealand follows the Southern Hemisphere calendar. The New Zealand academic year runs from February to November. The first semester at Canterbury runs from February to July, and the second semester runs from July to November



 

Program Overview

The University of Canterbury, established in 1873, has an international reputation for academic excellence in both teaching and research. The campus is one of the loveliest in New Zealand, with beautifully landscaped grounds and modern facilities. Playing fields, woodlands, and the renowned Ilam Gardens surround the university. Originally modeled on English and Scottish universities, the university enrolls 17,000 students including international students from over 70 countries around the world. The student population at Canterbury is diverse and provides an interesting and stimulating environment for learning.

Academic Program

Canterbury has an excellent engineering program that includes Chemical and Process, Civil, Computer, Electrical and Electronic, Environmental, Forestry, Mechanical, Mechatronics, and Natural Resources engineering. Highly committed to research, the university operates five major field stations and has strong links with Antarctica. Additionally Canterbury offers strong programs in Sciences, Humanities, and Commerce. In addition, Canterbury offers distinctly New Zealand subjects such as Maori language and culture, and Pacific Studies. For more course information, please visit the following website: www.canterbury.ac.nz/courses 

Language of Instruction

All courses are taught in English.

Eligibility

Students who have completed one full academic year of university level work at MSU with a 3.0 GPA by the time they begin studies at the University of Canterbury are eligible for an exchange placement. The CCIS program is open to students who have completed at least one year in a college or university and have a minimum 2.8 GPA on a 4.0 scale.




 

Academic Credit

For MSU students, credit will be awarded at MSU for all courses taken and passed at the University of Canterbury. The student's academic advisor at MSU and the MSU Registrar, in consultation with the Office of International Programs, will determine how these credits will apply to degree course requirements. Students are urged to work closely with these offices prior to departure to plan a course of studies that will maintain steady progress toward their degree.

Non-MSU students participating in the CCIS program are urged to work closely with the Study Abroad Advisor at their home university for information on transferring credits, financial aid, and application procedures.

Location

Situated between the mountains and the sea, Christchurch is known as the "Garden City" of New Zealand. A mid-sized, cosmopolitan city, with a population of 370,000, Christchurch takes pride in its multi-cultural heritage. Christchurch attracts top national and international arts, music, and sporting entertainment, and is renowned for its many annual festivals and events. The University of Canterbury is located close to the city center with easy access to all that the city, and the region, has to offer.

Traveling from Christchurch to nearby beach, mountain, back country, and well-known sightseeing destinations such as Mount Cook and Queenstown is encouraged for visiting students.

Flanked by beautiful beaches on one side, hills on another and just 90 minutes away from the nearest ski area, Christchurch is within easy reach of the great outdoors for climbing, hiking, mountain biking, skiing, hang gliding, white water rafting, sailing, surfing and more. The surrounding Southern Alps provide much of those opportunities; and parks, local golf courses, and sandy beaches provide endless year-round outdoor activities.

Cost and Included Benefits

MSU students receiving exchange placements at Canterbury will pay tuition at MSU in the same amount as if studying in Bozeman. All other students, both MSU and non-MSU, pay the CCIS program fee to attend Canterbury. For MSU students paying out-of-state tuition, the CCIS program fee is currently less than MSU out-of-state tuition. Information about current CCIS program costs is available in the International Opportunities Resource Center and by contacting Amy Johnson (studyabroad@montana.edu).

Each student is responsible for his/her room and board in Christchurch as well as trans- Pacific travel expenses. Remember to plan for extra expenses such as internal travel and personal spending money as well as for unexpected changes in the exchange rate.

Financial Aid

Financial aid may be available for MSU students for study abroad at the University of Canterbury. Additional costs for study at the University of Canterbury (e.g. travel to and from the study site) may be used in calculating student's financial aid package. Students are responsible to apply to the Office of Financial Aid.

Application

All applications are online and can be found on the MSU study abroad page.

Deadline

MSU student applications are due in the Office of International Programs on October 1 for the following spring semester (February – July) and Southern Hemisphere academic year (February – November) and March 1 for the following fall semester (July to November) to study at the University of Canterbury.

Non-MSU student CCIS applications are due in the Office of International Programs on November 1 for the spring semester (February – July) and Southern Hemisphere academic year (February – November) and April 15 for the following fall semester (July to November).

 

Additional Information

For additional information contact:

Anna Greenberg
Study Abroad Advisor
Office of International Programs
400 Culbertson Hall
Phone: 994-7151
E-mail: studyabroad@montana.edu

To speak with MSU faculty/staff members who have been to New Zealand, contact:

Professor Michael Wells
Mechanical Engineering
Phone: 994-6288
E-mail: mwells@me.montana.edu

Professor Clark Llewelleyn
Architecture
Phone: 994-4255
Email: clarkl@montana.edu

University of Canterbury Home Page: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz