New Zealand

New Zealand

The Scripps College list of approved SAGE – Study Abroad and Global Education programs may change in response to students' interests and feedback, faculty, and administrative evaluations as well as changing world events. Study abroad is not without risks and students are advised to carefully choose their study site.

The Scripps Committee on Study Abroad (COSA) has approved the following programs in New Zealand for our students.

Nota bene: Students "direct enroll" in universities as visiting or non-degree seeking students; nevertheless, they take courses and exams with host institution students. On-site orientation and field trips included.

Christchurch, South Island

Academic Program

Instruction consists of lectures, seminars, and tutorials. On-site orientation and some fieldtrips included.

  • Reviewed by: Marion Preest, W.M. Keck Science Department
  • Fields of study: The College of Arts and the College of Science recommended for Scripps students
  • Eligibility: 9.0 cumulative GPA required by Scripps, GPA of 8.5 to 8.9 requires a petition to COSA. A minimum of 3 courses in major completed prior to participation.
  • Size of the student body: 17,500

Living Arrangements

Students live in university flats arranged by the program sponsor and prepare their own meals with a stipend provided by Scripps.

Term Dates

  • Fall: early July to mid-November (Semester 2 for course options)
  • Spring: mid-February to late June (Semester 1 for course options)

Notes

  • Visa Information: After acceptance, your program will provide you with specifics about the visa required. The embassy site will have information on visa requirements for planning purposes.
  • Budget Planning: For budget planning purposes, click here to view the current cost of living comparison between Christchurch and Los Angeles.

Dunedin, South Island

Academic Program

Instruction consists of lectures, seminars, and tutorials. On-site orientation and some fieldtrips included.

  • Reviewed by: Marion Preest, W.M. Keck Science Department
  • Fields of study: The Division of Humanities is recommended for Scripps students.
  • Eligibility: 9.0 cumulative GPA; 3-5 courses in major
  • Size of the student body: 19,500 with 6,000 in the Division of Humanities

Living Arrangements

Students live in locally rented houses or flats arranged by the program sponsor. Students prepare their own meals with a stipend provided by Scripps.

Term Dates

  • Fall: early July to mid-November (Semester 2 for course options)
  • Spring: mid-February to late June (Semester 1 for course options)

Notes

  • Visa Information: After acceptance, your program will provide you with specifics about the visa required. The embassy site will have information on visa requirements for planning purposes.
  • Budget Planning: For budget planning purposes, click here to view the current cost of living comparison between Dunedin and Los Angeles.

Wellington, North Island

Academic Program

Instruction consists of lectures, seminars, and tutorials. On-site orientation and some fieldtrips included.

  • Reviewed by: Marion Preest, W.M. Keck Science Department
  • Fields of study: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences or the Faculty of Science are recommended for Scripps students
  • Eligibility: 9.0 cumulative GPA required by Scripps, GPA from 8.2 to 8.9 requires a petition to COSA. A minimum of 3 courses completed in major prior to participation.
  • Size of the student body: 22,000 students

Living Arrangements

Students live in thematic residence halls with meal plans or in self-catered apartments arranged by the program. Students in apartments receive a meal stipend from Scripps.

Term Dates

  • Fall: early July to mid-November (Semester 2 for course options)
  • Spring: mid-February to late June (Semester 1 for course options)

Notes

  • Visa Information: After acceptance, your program will provide you with specifics about the visa required. The embassy site will have information on visa requirements for planning purposes.
  • Budget Planning: For budget planning purposes, click here to view the current cost of living comparison between Wellington and Los Angeles.