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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2018-2019 02/16/2018 02/26/2018 TBA TBA
Fall 2018 02/16/2018 02/26/2018 TBA TBA
Spring 2019 09/03/2018 09/28/2018 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Major: Anthropology, Art History, Asian Studies, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Classical Studies, Communication, Computer Science, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, English, Environmental Biology, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Film Studies, History, International Development, International Relations, Linguistics, Literature, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics, Political Economy, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Theatre
Program Description:

IFSA-Butler New Zealand: Victoria University of Wellington

Wellington, New Zealand

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About the Program | Wellington,New Zealand | Eligibility
Fields of Study | Academic Culture | Student Life | Housing | Helpful Links
 
About the Program
IFSA-Butler works with the Victoria University of Wellington to help facilitate the enrollment of Tulane students into various faculties at this prestigious research university, which has an international reputation for teaching and research excellence.  Victoria University of Wellington, founded in 1897, has a strong research focus, particularly in connection with various cultural and research centers in Wellington, including the Crown Research Institute, the Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand, and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. Among its wide range of courses, Victoria University boasts a world-renowned performing arts department and an internationally acclaimed business school. Victoria University prides itself on being world class in the areas of Earthquake and Antarctic Research. The University's strengths also run to Film and Media Studies, Political Science and International Relations, Architecture and Design, and Earth Sciences. The university is recognized by the Ministry of Education, New Zealand.
 
The university resides on four campuses in central Wellington. The Kelburn Campus, near the harbor, is home to the schools of science, engineering, humanities, and social sciences. The Pipitea campus, located in the city's central business disctrict, houses the schools of law, government, commerce, and professional development. The Te Aro campus, also near the central business discrict, was created specifically for the School of Architecture and Design. The nearby Karori Campus is home to the Faculty of Education as well as the foundation studies program.
 
Victoria's arts and humanities, social policy and administration, and psychology progarms all rank in the top 60 in the world, according to QS World University rankings. The university itself is ranked 228th in the world.


Wellington, New Zealand
Wellington is the capital of New Zealand, located on the southern coast of the North Island on the shores of Cook Strait. Along with serving as the center of government, Wellington is the artistic and cultural capital of New Zealand and offers numerous cultural, historical, and entertainment venues to enjoy.

Surrounded by rolling, green hills and a beautiful harbor, Wellington brings together the upbeat atmosphere of a large city and the stunning scenery of New Zealand's North Island. A short distance from biking trails, hiking tracks, and vineyards, the city is also home to numerous fine dining venues and boutique shops. Wellington also offers several museums, the most famous of which is the Te Papa Tongarewa, a museum that celebrates the history and culture of New Zealand through interactive, innovative exhibits.
 

Eligibility
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Foundation studies in the desired area of study
Fields of Study
Anthropology, Art History, Asian Studies, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Classical Studies, Communication, Computer Science, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, English, Environmental Biology, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Film Studies, History, International Development, International Relations, Linguistics, Literature, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics, Political Economy, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Theatre
 
Academic Culture
Study abroad students can select a wide range of courses from the same faculties to which degree-seeking students also have access. Students will typically enroll in four courses (called “papers” in New Zealand) at Victoria University of Wellington.  Each course worth 15 points in New Zealand will be the equivalent of 4 credit hours at Tulane or 20 points in New Zealand (5 credit hours at Tulane).  You are entitled to enroll in undergraduate courses for which you are qualified and in which space is available. Course descriptions in the online course catalog (see above) include prerequisites you must fulfill in order to enroll in each course. When determining which courses to take, please bear in mind that the New Zealand academic system is an intensive, three-year program.

Academic Highlights Include: 
Earth and Ocean Sciences (Geology, Marine Science), Environmental Sciences (Ecology), Biological Sciences (Botany, Zoology), Medical Sciences (Anatomy, Biochemistry, Microbiology), Social Sciences (Anthropology, Geography), New Zealand and Pacific Studies, History, Literature, Art History, Political Studies, Communication Studies, Maori Studies, Religion & Theology, Psychology, Economics 

Student Life
As a full-time student of the Victoria University of Wellington, Tulane students will find themselves engaged in university life right alongside local, degree-seeking students. This engagement includes access to the student union and all other university facilities, along with the academic resources of the university. In addition, IFSA-Butler organizes orientation programming and events throughout the semester to ensure that students are fully immersed in New Zealand life!
 
What Victoria University of Wellington has to offer:
  • A compact, cosmopolitan and vibrant academic setting
  • An opportunity to participate in the Victoria International Leadership Program (VILP), an academically-oriented extracurricular program
  • VILP is focused on themes of international leadership, cross-cultural communication, global connectedness and sustainability and is the first program of its kind in New Zealand
  • An active students union and more than 90 cultural, social and athletic clubs to choose from
  • Get to know local students through the International Buddy Programme
Access to New Zealand's political and cultural centerAn active students association sponsors a full range of social, political, cultural and athletic activities, including more than 100 clubs and societies.
 
Housing
Students live in self-catered apartments with New Zealand and international students in furnished apartments. All housing is within walking distance to the main campus and city center or close to public transportation. Housing includes kitchens where students can prepare their own meals. 
 
Helpful Links  
IFSA-Butler: Victoria University of Wellington

Contact Past Participants
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