Wellington, North Island

Victoria University of Wellington (via Arcadia or IFSA Butler)

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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)


  • 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.