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IES-Christchurch: University of Canterbury

Program Location Christchurch, New Zealand
Sponsor IES
Program Type Co-sponsored
Course # SA 33006
Duration Semester or
2 Semesters
Upcoming Program Dates
Fall 2020 07/03/20 to 11/09/20
Current Program Dates
Spring 2020 02/05/20 to 06/21/20

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Eligibility Program Costs
Financial Aid Deadline
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IES-Christchurch: University of Canterbury

The IES Christchurch program offers direct enrollment at the University of Canterbury, an institution of 12,500 students.

Christchurch is one of the oldest and most European cities in New Zealand. Located in the heart of the spectacular beauty of the South Island, Christchurch, known as the Garden City, is ideally situated to explore the rugged Southern Alps, the fjords, and the miles of endless coastline.

IES Christchurch sponsors field trips that give students a unique opportunity to enrich their classroom learning. IES students have the opportunity to visit a South Pacific island, such as Fiji, on the subsidized IES-sponsored field trip.

The University of Canterbury and IES also offer optional field trips to other parts of New Zealand (such as the Southern Alps and Wellington) at a reasonable cost, and routinely hosts cultural events and guest lectures for the general student body and for individual courses.

For more program information, please visit the program website. This program is sponsored by:IES.


IES-Christchurch: University of Canterbury

The program is open to all undergraduate students. Any university student is eligible if s/he has completed 3 semesters of college by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity, and a desire to experience another culture.

GPA Requirement: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit
Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Agriculture][College of Engineering][College of Liberal Arts][Krannert School of Management][College of Health and Human Sciences][College of Science]
Specifically from: HK, PSY, & SLHS (HHS)

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Estimated Program Costs

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

Program fee includes tuition, IES orientation, excursions, and a subsidized one-week field trip each semester to a South Pacific island.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Spring 2020

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue and Co-sponsor
Program Fee$15,140.00
Study Abroad Fee$914.00
Program Discount for Purdue Students- $2,000.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare$1,820.00
Local Transportation$400.00
Books and Supplies$300.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 -$2,000.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos)$175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline.  To insure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an on-line application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Most Fall Semester Programs Mar 1
Most Spring Semester Programs Sep 15

Returnees Information
IES-Christchurch: University of Canterbury

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email

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