GlobaLinks Learning Abroad, formerly known as AustraLearn, offers study abroad programs at the University of Canterbury. Since its establishment in 1873, the University of Canterbury, in Christchurch, New Zealand, has enjoyed an international reputation for academic excellence in both teaching and research. The University’s teaching program is research-based and all staff are expected to be involved in research and publishing in their specialized area. As a result, even undergraduate students can expect lecturers who are at the forefront of knowledge in their field.Thefield. The 2011/12 QS World University ranks the University of Canterbury in the Top 250 universities in the world.
UC is located in Christchurch, the largest city in New Zealand’s South Island and known as the "Garden City" for its beautiful parks and gardens. With a central location perfect for exploring the breathtaking scenery and unlimited outdoor opportunities of the South Island, it liesit lies on the coastal edge of the Canterbury Plains close to both the sea and the mountains. Beautiful beaches are a 20 minute drive from campus and ski-ing skiing and snowboarding can be found at five ski-fields within 90 minutes of the city- just imagine, you can surf and ski in the same day! Rafting, kayaking and bungybungee jumping are also just a short drive away.
The University's modern and well-equipped facilities are spread across a spacious suburban campus only 15 minutes from the city center, with plentiful cultural and recreational facilities. With the most field stations of any New Zealand university, UC offers students unique access to field study opportunities in the rich natural environment of the South Island in areas such as Biology, Geology, Geography and Forestry, among others.Currentlyothers. Currently there are international students from over 70 countries enrolled in a wide variety of programs at UC. The student population of 14,000 is diverse and provides a lively, interesting and cosmopolitan university community.
Semester or Year Abroad at University of Canterbury