Take regular university courses in your major or a related field. UCEAP immersion programs in New Zealand fully integrate you into the academic and social life, and most academic disciplines are available.
Use the following resources to learn about courses on EAP:
- See the academic offerings at all New Zealand universities to determine if University of Canterbury is the right partner institution for you. The document also lists course restrictions, if they apply.
- University of Canterbury catalogs or course listings.
- MyEAP Course Catalog lists courses previously taken by UC students. Additional courses may be available and not all courses may still be offered. Since courses in new programs have not yet been taken for credit, they may not appear in the MyEAP Course Catalog.
When searching for courses: in New Zealand courses are often referred to as "papers"; the units earned from a course are called "points" and the university catalog is called the "calendar". So what does "course" mean in New Zealand? It's the term they use to describe a degree program or program of study.
Unique course and service project:
A special course on community engagement, Christchurch 101 (CHCH101)
focuses on the rebuilding of Christchurch following recent devastating earthquakes there. Students taking the course often also join the Student Volunteer Army
to take on community engagement activities associated with the city's ongoing efforts to rebuild. The course and volunteer opportunity offer great training for future NGO or disaster relief work, and past study abroad students have, in fact, gone on to establish their own not-for-profit endeavors or to use the experience to land a job in a related field.
You are required to take a full-time course of study while abroad. 21 quarter/14 semester UC units per semester are required.
Research and Independent Study
Research and independent study may be possible in this program. Arrangements are generally made at the Study Center after arrival at the host institution. Predeparture preparation may be required.
University of Canterbury, Christchurch
The University of Canterbury, established in 1873, is situated on a spacious campus in suburban Christchurch, about three miles from the city center. More than 22,000 students are enrolled in the university’s six colleges. The university has strong science and engineering departments. In addition to the broad range of course work available, UC students can benefit from courses related to New Zealand (European and Maori studies) and courses in Pacific art, literature, history and culture, and Antarctic studies. The university operates an astronomical observatory and a number of field stations around New Zealand’s South Island.
Visit the University of Canterbury Website