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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 03/20/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Exact dates are TBD, but the program will run from late June to mid November. DO NOT BOOK TRAVEL until you are in Step 3 and have been fully admitted by ISA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Language Requirement: None GPA: 2.5
Internships: Yes Disciplines offered: Accounting (ACCT), Biology (BIOL), College of Arts and Sciences, Communication Studies (COMM), Decision Science (DSCI), Economics (ECON), Engineering (ENGR), English (ENGL), Environmental and Ocean Sciences (ENVR), History (HIST), Leadership Studies (LEAD), Management (MGMT), Marine Science (MARS), Marketing (MKTG), Mathematics (MATH), Mechanical Engineering (MENG), Philosophy (PHIL), Political Science and International Relations (POLS), Psychology (PSYC), School of Business, School of Engineering, School of Leadership and Education Sciences, Sociology (SOCI), Theology (THRS), Undergraduate, Visual Art (ARTV)
Accomodations: Residence halls Service-Learning: Yes
Class Standing: Must have completed 45 units Program Advisor: Brittany Williams-
Tuition Remission Eligible Program: No Program Type: Undergraduate
Program Description:




Auckland University of Technology

Fall/Spring Semester Program 


*Program offered in conjunction with USD affiliate partner, ISA (International Studies Abroad)
To visit the ISA Auckland University of Technology program page, click here:

ISA Program Dates Fall: late June to mid November / Spring: mid February to late June
*official dates are not confirmed until after the application deadline, unless otherwise indicated on ISA’s website: - new_zealand-programs
Financial Aid Students awarded financial aid packages through USD may be eligible to use their financial aid towards their first semester study abroad experience – please visit the USD Offices of Financial Aid to verify if your awards qualify.
Students entering their second semester of study abroad may NOT have their award packages applied – please verify with the Office of Financial Aid.
Course Offerings Released Typically April for the fall term
GPA Requirement Minimum 2.5
Application USD application and ISA application
Visa Requirements Yes. ALL students studying for a semester will need a visa. Students will be emailed instructions after the application deadline for their visa by their Study Abroad Advisor, but general information can be found below:
New Zealand Government Visa Requirements
ISA’s website Consulate locator:
Language of Instruction English
Academic Structure AUT courses are 4 credits each, so students should take 3-4 classes for 12-16 units. Students are encouraged to register for 4 classes with the option to drop in their first week of study
Internships Consult the Study Abroad Advisor
Working in New Zealand Students studying abroad in New Zealand are not legally permitted to work
Class Size With local and other international students, generally large lecture classes
Class Schedule Confirmed Varies
Housing ISA students studying at AUT have the opportunity to live in co-ed flats maintained by the university.
Exam Type Consult Study Abroad Advisor
Transcripts Received from AUT 1-3 months after the program ends



Known in Maori as Aotearoa, or Land of the Long White Cloud, New Zealand is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts or anyone looking for a friendly, laid back atmosphere. With a land area and population about the same as the state of Colorado, New Zealand is small enough to get around easily but large enough to offer varied landscapes and hidden treasures waiting to be explored. Study in New Zealand to truly experience this amazing place.

New Zealand is a country that has overcome great challenges itself and in turn, there is a deep sense of pride in its core values and outstanding accomplishments. Additionally, Kiwis are embedded with a "give-it-a-go" frame of mind, and you can't help but soak it up yourself the minute you step foot in this gorgeous country.
This program is offered in collaboration with the affiliate provider International Studies Abroad (ISA). Students will complete a USD application as well as an ISA application to participate in the program. ISA offers an additional level of support including on-site orientation activites, on-site resident staff, and visa application support, among other things. To visit the ISA program page for AUT, click here

AUT University is New Zealand's most contemporary university, with a unique profile reflecting innovative approaches to teaching, learning, and research. This is a university that is outward-looking, developing, and adapting to the social, economic, and technological realities which shape the world today. As a result AUT students are responsive to the needs of the modern, fast-changing, and multi-skilled work place.

AUT understands the importance of building international relationships, and it places a high value on the contribution that international students make to university life. Students from over 84 countries study at AUT, and they enjoy an inclusive learning environment  one which supports a diversity of people, cultures, and ideas. 

AUT has two well-positioned campuses  City Campus in the centre of Auckland, and North Shore Campus across the Auckland Harbour Bridge. Auckland is New Zealand's largest and most cosmopolitan city with a population of 1.4 million. The temperate climate encourages an outdoor lifestyle, and there is easy access to surf beaches, ski fields, and mountains.

Along with most common areas of study, AUT also offers many unique academic options. These include creative writing, education (early childhood, Montessori, Steiner), criminology, hospitality and tourism studies, e-business, advertising creativity, public relations, creative industries, journalism, digital media, radio, television, art and design, engineering, health sciences, applied sciences, and Mäori studies. Students are encouraged to take classes from Te Ara Poutama to gain an understanding of New Zealand Culture. Courses such as "Te Ara Pou Leadership" and "Introduction to Maori Society" are favorites for study abroad students. 

Select classes by comparing the host institution’s online course listings to the USD list of Pre-Approval Courses (PDF file).
  • Make sure that the courses you select will be offered during the term you will be in New Zealand. Since the countries are in the Southern Hemisphere the seasons are reversed; therefore, if you are applying for the Fall semester, you should select courses offered in the second half of the year or Spring term (S2); if you are applying for the Spring semester, you should select courses that are offered in the first half of the year or Autumn term (S1).
  • Students can take a maximum of 4 classes, most of which will transfer back as 4 units (check the Pre-Approved Course list to verify). It is very important to select at least 4 alternate choices so that in the event you are not approved to take a course or there is a schedule conflict, you have back up courses available.
  • In New Zealand courses will be called “papers.”
  1. In the View AUT Courses link below, you can search for a specific course in the search field. To search for courses in a particular department: View AUT Courses
- click Qualification Specializations
- Department of interest, then the link under that Bachelor's Degree,
-Table of Papers (courses are called papers).
- Once you click on a particular course, the Timetable will be listed.
- Remember that Semester 1 is our spring, Semester 2 is our fall. Also, 800 level courses are graduate courses not available to undergraduate students.
  1. Compare the Institution’s course offering to the USD Pre-Approved Course list: AUT Pre-Approved Course Equivalencies NOTE: Core curriculum designations on this list pertain to Pre-2017 core only. 
  2. Build a class schedule (4 classes, 4-5 backup classes) of courses on the course catalog that match the Pre-Approved Course Equivalencies
  3. If there is a course offered on the Institution’s website that is NOT listed on the USD Pre-Approved Course Equivalency list that you would like to take, email your Study Abroad Coordinator to begin the transfer evaluation process

Students who choose courses which are NOT listed on USD’s Pre-Approved Course List are responsible for completing the transfer evaluation process prior to departure to ensure that credits will transfer back to USD. This process can take 3-5 weeks to complete and should be started immediately. Students should only submit courses once they have selected a university.
  1. Email the program advisor the course code and title for each desired course. It is also helpful if you indicate what type of credit you hope to receive (i.e. Literature Core requirement or MGMT 307)
  2. The advisor will submit the course to the appropriate department chair for approval.
  3. You will be notified once the course has been evaluated via email.
***Students are encouraged to meet with both their Academic and Study Abroad Advisor before the application deadline to ensure their class schedule abroad meets their academic needs at USD***
Students are guaranteed pre-arranged accommodation in university student apartments on campus through the International Studies Abroad program provider. Housing costs are included in the program fee, which is paid to USD through the USD student account. 
University Flats
ISA students at both University of Auckland and AUT University have the option to live in co-ed apartments with other international and local students. Students will not live in the same apartment as other ISA students. Students at both universities will live in a student apartment within walking distance to their respective university. Each student will have their own bedroom, but will share a bathroom kitchen facilities, and living room with their 2-4 flat mates. Each residence hall includes additional facilities such as laundry rooms, music, study, and game rooms. Bedding is provided to all students. Each student residence is equipped with DSL or wireless internet access. Meals are not included.
A $500 refundable security deposit will be charged to students living in ISA arranged housing. ISA may retain some, or all, of this deposit in the case of damage to property, or if utility usage exceeds the allotted monthly amount.
For more details about ISA Housing options for AUT, visit:
For a detailed description of program costs please see the Program Cost in the box at the top of this webpage.
Students studying in New Zealand are not permitted to legally work.
Students awarded financial aid packages through USD may be eligible to use their financial aid towards their first semester study abroad experience – please visit the USD Offices of Financial Aid to verify if your awards qualify.
Students entering their second semester of study abroad may NOT have their award packages applied – please verify with the Office of Financial Aid.
International Center Financing Study Abroad:
USD Office of Financial Aid:
Scholarships are a great way to help fund your study abroad program. ISA awards over $850,000 in grants and scholarships to participating students each year. In addition to those offered by ISA, scholarship opportunities are available through several host universities and outside organizations?.
For a full list of scholarships and contests offered by Diversity Abroad visit:
For a full list of scholarships and contests offered by ISA visit:
Dr. Carlos E. Castañeda Memorial Scholarship and Correspondent Internship Opportunity
• 12 x $2,000 for Fall Study
• 12 x $2,000 for Winter/Spring Study
• 2 x $2,500 for Year (Fall start)
• 2 x $2,500 for Year (Spring start)
ISA Diversity Scholarship
• 2 x $1,000 for Summer Study
• 3 x $2,000 for Fall Study
• 3 x $2,000 for Winter/Spring Study
Live Like Ally Memorial Scholarship
• 1 x $1,000 for Fall Study
• 1 x $1,000 for Spring Study
For a full list of scholarships and grants offered at the Institution visit:
All students studying in New Zealand for a semester WILL need a visa. The visa application process happens after acceptance to the program, and all visa application instructions are sent to students directly by the program provider International Studies Abroad. 
The Bridging Cultures Orientation Program with ISA was designed to help ease our students' transition into their study abroad experience by introducing them to their new host country's culture, language and lifestyle. The Bridging Cultures Program blends discussion and interactive activities into an informative and fun introduction to the student's new host country. 
To learn more about the Bridging Cultures Orientation with ISA click here:
To view photos of Auckland and AUT, click here. 
To view University of Otago's YouTube channel, CLICK HERE.