Program Details

Orientation Excursion

Get ready for an exhilarating crash course in Kiwi living, plus a semester orientation with fellow TEAN students. Explore New Zealand’s rich culture and environments starting in Auckland with a traditional Maori welcome ceremony and hangi dinner at a marae (meeting house). Next, stop at Hobbiton, then discover Rotorua’s renowned geothermal activity (including the Wai-o-tapu Thermal Wonderland), soak in natural hot springs, learn a powerful Maori haka, and more. After this packed four program, you’ll feel confident navigating all things Kiwi with a strong foundation on which to build your semester.

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 Housing

Choose from two university housing options: a private, dorm-style room in a residence hall or a private bedroom in a shared flat. In the residence hall, which includes shared bathrooms, lounge spaces, and a full board meal plan for the hall’s dining room, you’ll live with primarily first-year local and other international students. The self-catered, apartment-style accommodation comes with a bathroom, kitchen, and lounge area designed for five flatmates. Your TEAN Program Manager will provide more information about your housing options once you apply for the program.


TEAN Staff

Our team works with you from start to finish through the study abroad process. Our programs staff will help guide you through the application process to go abroad, then upon arrival in New Zealand, you will meet our team who will provide assistance during your time in-country. Throughout your semester you will meet with the Hamilton Resident Advisor for informal discussions and excursions. Our staff is readily available and able to assist you with any academic, social, or cultural questions or issues that you may face during your time abroad.

Meet the Team

University

About the University

  • Established in 1964 in Hamilton in the middle of NZ’s North Island.
  • Traditional, medium-sized university with 12,500 students including 2,500 international students from 80+ different nations.
  • University of Waikato’s Management School is triple crown accredited by AACSB, EQUIS, and AMBA – an honor held by only 100 business schools worldwide.
  • New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is a Waikato alum!

Courses

Courses

Courses (called “papers”  in New Zealand) are available in the below disciplines. For detailed instructions on how to find and select courses, and a list of popular courses at the University of Waikato, see our course selection instructions. Students enroll in 3-4 papers per semester (45 and 60 Waikato points), which usually transfers as 12-16 US semester credits or 18-24 US quarter hours.  

 Students will enroll once they are on-campus during the University of Waikato International Orientation

Find Courses 

Academic Departments and Schools at the University of Waikato are divided into seven academic divisions: Arts, Social Sciences and Law, Computing and Mathematical Sciences, Health, Sport and Human Performance, Education, Māori and Indigenous Studies, Science and Engineering, and Management.

Discipline
Subject Area
Business
  • Accounting
  • Agribusiness
  • Business Administration/Management
  • Digital Business
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Hospitality
  • Human Resources Management
  • International Business
  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Tourism
Communications & Media
  • Creative Writing / Professional Writing
  • Media Studies
  • Media/Multimedia
  • Public Relations
Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education
Engineering
  • Engineering, Biological
  • Engineering, Chemical
  • Engineering, Civil
  • Engineering, Electrical
  • Engineering, Electronic
  • Engineering, Environmental
  • Engineering, Materials Science
  • Engineering, Mechanical
  • Engineering, Robotics and Mechatronics
  • Engineering, Software
Environment
  • Climate Change
  • Earth Sciences
  • Ecology
  • Ecology and Biodiversity
  • Environmental Management
  • Environmental Science
  • Marine Biology
Health
  • Disability Studies
  • Health Administration
  • Kinesiology / Exercise Science / Athletic Training / Human Movement
  • Population Health
  • Sports Development and Coaching
Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Development Studies
  • Ethics
  • Gender Studies
  • Geography
  • History
  • Law
  • Linguistics
  • Literature
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Policy
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
International Studies
  • Chinese Language / Studies
  • French Language / Studies
  • International Relations
  • Japanese Language / Studies
  • Maori Studies / Language
  • New Zealand Studies
  • Pacific Languages / Studies
  • Spanish Language / Studies
Science
  • Aquaculture
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Biomedical Science
  • Chemistry
  • Computer and Information Science
  • Crime Science
  • Geology
  • Mathematics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Physics
  • Soil Science
  • Statistics
Visual, Performing Arts & Design
  • Dance
  • E-sports
  • Industrial Design
  • Instrumental Performance
  • Music
  • Music Theory
  • Theatre
  • Theatre Performance
  • Theatre Production
  • Theatre Studies

Internships

Internships

TEAN students have the opportunity to complete an internship during their semester in addition to taking 2-3 other classes. Open to all majors, internship placements are available at non-profit organizations, as well as in the corporate and government sectors, and consist of 15 internship hours across 2-3 days each week (180 hours total) that equals 15 Waikato credits, or 3-4 U.S. credits. If interested in interning, you will enroll in 2-3 other classes in addition to the internship course.

Research

Research

Students studying sciences who are in their third year or higher can take a specialized, research-focused science course: SCIEN301 for group projects or SCIEN313 for individual undergraduate research projects. There are several group projects run each semester or you can choose your own research topic (subject to approval), working with expert faculty in fields such as animal behavior, chemistry, coastal processes, earth science, ecology and biodiversity, environmental sciences, hydrology, and more.

Some projects may require specific knowledge or experience with instruments or research methods. Ask your TEAN Program Manager for more information.

Eligibility

Eligibility

  • 2.5 GPA. Students with a lower GPA are encouraged to apply and may be admitted on a case-by-case basis.
  • Minimum sophomore standing at a four-year institution at the time of participation.

EVENTS & EXCURSIONS

ACTIVITIES/IMMERSION

Our local staff organize various activities throughout the semester to help immerse you in the local culture. Each semester includes a minimum of three cultural activities or events, and two coffee catch-ups where you can connect with your Program Manager and other TEAN students. These are all included in your program price! If you have a specific interest or hobby, your Hamilton-based Resident Director can also point you in the right direction.

In addition to the TEAN events, our local team sends out frequent emails letting you know what is happening in Hamilton and throughout the country – ranging from community events to music festivals – so you can make the most of your time in New Zealand.


Optional Excursions

During the semester, you’ll be busy with class and exploring your local area on the weekends. With this in mind, TEAN encourages students to get to know New Zealand better or travel to even more exotic destinations with excursions organized during school breaks. Participating in these excursions will depend on your program dates and semester abroad.

South Island New Zealand

New Zealand’s South Island offers some of the most magnificent natural surroundings this planet has to offer! And it’s home to some of the world’s most extreme adventure sports. From the Southern Hemisphere's highest (and original) bungee jump, to jet boating through ravines, white water rafting the raging rapids, and hiking glaciers, you won't be disappointed or bored!

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Thailand

Take advantage of your ideal location in the South Pacific and explore incredible Asian destinations. With TEAN’s exclusive 9-day excursion to Thailand, you’ll find yourself hanging with Southeast Asia’s majestic giants - the elephants, introducing your tastebuds to tropical fruits, and lounging on a white sand beach. With the culture of the north and the beaches of the south, this excursion is not to be missed.

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

Don’t miss your chance to explore the hidden gems of Melbourne. On our weekend trip to this uber cool city you’ll explore hidden alleys and be introduced to the sporting culture of Aussie Rules Football. Led by our local Resident Director, this is one place you absolutely must visit.

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Program Dates

Application Deadlines

TEAN has a rolling admissions process. We recommend submitting your application anytime from June for Spring applications, and from January for Fall applications. Late applications may be considered. Contact TEAN if the application deadline has passed.

Spring Deadline Nov 1
Fall Deadline April 1

PAYMENT DEADLINES

Your signed program contract and full payment for the program are due by the program deadline. Please note we do have options for using financial aid and enrolling in a payment plan if you cannot make full payment by the payment deadline. You can find more information about funding your program here

Spring Payment Deadline Nov 15
Fall Payment Deadline TBD

Fall 2022

Depart the US July 3
Arrive in New Zealand July 5
TEAN Orientation July 5 – 8
Housing Move-In July 8
University Orientation  July 11 – 15
Classes Begin July 18
Semester Break Aug 29 – Sept 11
Classes End Oct 21
Study Period Oct 25 – 28
Exam Period Oct 31 – Nov 11
Program Ends Nov 12

Spring 2023

Spring 2023 dates are coming soon!

Fees & Inclusions

Fall 2022

  • Program fee: $13,950
  • Housing: $3,250-$6,350

spring 2023

  • Program fee: $14,950
  • Housing: $3,325 – $6,525

What’s Included

  • Full tuition (4 courses)
  • Guaranteed, pre-arranged housing including internet
  • Bedding Pack
  • Comprehensive health and travel insurance
  • Services of local TEAN support staff throughout the semester
  • 4-day Orientation Excursion Program with meals, excursions, accommodations and transportation
  • Local SIM card
  • Cultural events and catch ups during the semester such as attending a rugby match
  • Access to unique and exciting optional mid-semester excursions, which may include New Zealand’s South Island, Thailand and other places
  • Access to pre-arranged flight itineraries and booking agent
  • Extensive pre-departure advising
  • University and course selection advice
  • Official academic transcripts from host institution
  • Credit approval and transfer assistance
  • Help with student visa preparation
  • Financial aid transfer planning
  • Airport pickup and reception upon arrival at TEAN
  • Orientation and in host city
  • Student association fees
  • Host university orientation
  • Farewell Dinner at conclusion of program

What’s Not Included

  • International airfare ($1,800)
  • Domestic airfare in U.S. ($500)
  • Books ($200)
  • Meals during the semester ($1,700)
  • Student visa ($30)

*Numbers are estimated based on previous student experience and budget. Actual amounts will vary depending on the student.

Scholarships

TEAN Scholarships

Apply for TEAN scholarships – starting at $1,000 – for the chance to receive money specifically for studying abroad. Each year we award thousands of dollars in need- and merit-based scholarships, diversity scholarships, a full ride scholarship and more. Visit our scholarships page for details!

From the Blog

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Aug 22 ICMS campus

Sydney Semester + Paid Summer Hospitality Internship

Get a jump start on your career in hospitality by studying abroad and working in the industry from February through August in Sydney, Australia. Known for arming students with practical knowledge of the hospitality industry, the International College of Management, Sydney (ICMS) also helps students secure hands-on paid internships at internationally-respected hotels, such as Four Seasons, Hilton, Sheraton and more. During the spring semester students take hospitality-related courses in addition to their part-time internship then transition into interning full-time during the summer…all while experiencing the best of Australia’s beachside living!

Dec 14

Semester in Shanghai

TEAN has joined together with one of the most prestigious universities in China, Fudan University, and a leading Mandarin instruction program from the University of Virginia to offer students an incredibly comprehensive semester abroad. The Semester in Shanghai offers a challenging, yet supportive environment with more than 120 courses available in English that cover a variety of subjects, from business to liberal arts, in addition to studying Mandarin – the most spoken language in the world. Participants are housed in our premier accommodation, featuring fully-furnished apartments with wireless internet, and room with an English-speaking local Fudan University student.

Dec 07 An ornate, brick building erect near a grassy quad below a blue sky on University of Western Australia's campus in Perth

University of Western Australia

Seeking near-perfect weather, a city with a small town feel and beaches at your doorstep? Look no further than the University of Western Australia in Perth. As a large and comprehensive university, a wide spectrum of course offerings are available and the architecturally-stunning campus is minutes from the city’s Central Business District. Students can take advantage of the opportunity to reside in the campus’ residential halls where new Australian friends are ready to be met.

Dec 07

University of Wollongong

Sitting along the stunning Illawarra cliffline, the University of Wollongong presents students with a once-in-a-lifetime chance to soak up some of Australia’s finest beaches, engage with locals in a moderately-sized city, and still spend a considerable amount of time exploring bustling Sydney. Ranked in the top 100 universities in the world for geography and materials science studies, the university offers a range of classes to fit all fields of study. Additionally, students majoring in business are eligible to take an internship for academic credit as part of their semester abroad.

Dec 07 A group of students walk toward a large, ornate building on University of Sydney's campus

University of Sydney

The University of Sydney boasts a beautiful campus with grassy courtyards and dramatic sandstone buildings in the middle of the city’s most artistic neighborhood. Featuring a multitude of courses covering a variety of subjects, the university is also considered one of the top three universities in the country. Students have the added option of completing a professional internship, to further boost their education and resume, and access to guaranteed living arrangements in our high-quality apartments.

Dec 07

International College of Management, Sydney

The International College of Management, Sydney (ICMS) provides participants with the unique opportunity to gain practical experience in a variety of management-related fields while being positioned within easy distance of the famous Manly Beach.

Dec 07 Photo of the University of New South Wales campus

University of New South Wales

Within walking distance of stunning Coogee Beach and home to Australia’s oldest study abroad program, the University of New South Wales (UNSW) offers students an impressive array of courses to choose from plus an academic calendar similar to the U.S. Known for its commitment to innovation and research, UNSW is a leading university not only in Australia but around the world for science, technology and more. Along with enjoying the campus’ convenient location close to both the city center and the beach, UNSW students have guaranteed living arrangements in our Sydney off-campus, high quality housing as well as the option to reside in our beachside housing, literally steps away from the shore.

Dec 07 The exterior of the rear of Macquarie University's library at sunset

Macquarie University

Macquarie University offers participants the opportunity to enjoy the bustling nature of international Sydney and also the more relaxed, local feel of the city’s suburbs. Located in North Ryde featuring a sprawling campus just a short train ride away from Sydney’s Central Business District, students live in our downtown accommodations or an on-campus apartment. With a variety of courses to choose from – the university is ranked in the top 120 universities in the world in nine subjects – and a schedule that allows for semester break excursions, Macquarie students benefit from both local interactions and global experiences.

Dec 07 Two gray buildings on Griffith's Gold Coast campus

Griffith University – Gold Coast

With a welcoming student population and five campuses in southeast Queensland, Griffith University offers TEAN students the opportunity to take advantage of a wide range of course offerings while studying at the university’s largest campus on the beautiful Gold Coast.

Nov 13 Cloudy skies over Massey University Wellington's campus

Massey University – Wellington

For students seeking an inspiring location for creative enterprises, Massey University can’t be beat. Set in what is considered New Zealand’s creative capital, Wellington, the university is New Zealand’s oldest and most prestigious art and design school. Located in the heart of the city, this is where many of New Zealand’s best designers and artists began their careers and TEAN students can too with comprehensive courses. The school also offers professional internship opportunities for communications students.

Nov 13 A group of students stand together outside a building on Massey University- Palmerston North campus

Massey University – Palmerston North

As the home of Massey University’s original campus, Palmerston North boasts a youthful population of university students and is beautifully situated within easy distances to some of the highlights of the North Island. Although the university has a relatively small student body of 8,500, its comprehensive course offerings, including a focus on the life sciences, agriculture, horticulture and veterinary studies, are impressive. Connect with students in class then go out on an adventure jetting past the cliffs of Manawatu Gorge in a high-speed boat or skiing down Mt. Ruapehu.