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

@teanabroad

Nov 02

Vietnam Internship

Intern abroad in one of Southeast Asia’s most dynamic countries: Vietnam. The highly unique and resilient nation buzzes with energy from the southern metropolis and economic hub of Ho Chi Minh City to the northern capital city and cultural center of Hanoi. Along with a rich culture, varied landscapes, long history and incredible cuisine, Vietnam also boasts one of Southeast Asia’s fastest-growing economies, making it a particularly fascinating place to intern abroad. Take part in a full-time internship to gain professional experience in various medical and healthcare fields, education, agriculture, engineering or the hospitality industry. Placements include guaranteed housing plus ongoing support from TEAN’s expert internship team as well as a fun orientation, cultural events, a Local Buddy to further help you connect with the community and more.

Dec 07

Australia Internship

International work experience is more important than ever and one of the best ways to make the leap into working abroad is by completing an internship in Australia – a longtime leader in the health, sports and technology industries. Offering a range of internship opportunities throughout the country, TEAN works tirelessly to connect students with highly relevant placements in every trade from finance, to environmental conservation, to even sports medicine. While Sydney is a popular destination as an international business hub, other cities throughout the country also provide a variety of internships suited to meet nearly every degree or interest.

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 A medieval-type corridor surrounds a vibrant green quad

University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne is not only located in the world’s most liveable city, but is also consistently ranked as one of the top two universities in Australia and within the top 50 in the world. Here students are challenged in the classroom with leading programs and innovative methods while experiencing big city life near Melbourne’s Central Business District. Outside of studying, discover all that Melbourne has to offer – from its vibrant arts scene, to exciting cafe culture and everything in between.

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

University of Queensland

With its laid-back yet cosmopolitan vibe, sub-tropical Brisbane is home to The University of Queensland (UQ). Ranked in the top 50 universities in the world, UQ offers students comprehensive programs in a wide range of subjects. TEAN students can take advantage of the city’s ideal location and climate. Outdoor activities, such as visits to pristine islands, golden sandy beaches, mountains, and rainforests, are from one hour’s drive away. With an on-site Resident Director, optional excursions to Thailand or the iconic Great Barrier Reef, and a lively and liveable city to call home, studying abroad at UQ gives students the full package.

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.

Nov 13 Students walk down a main area of Lincoln University's campus

Lincoln University

Located just 30 minutes from the center of Christchurch, Lincoln University is considered New Zealand’s specialist land-based university offering unique courses in such areas as agriculture, biological sciences, viticulture, landscape architecture and more. With a small and relaxed campus, Lincoln provides participants with a unique glimpse into South Island life. Dormitory and apartment-style housing is available for participants where they’ll meet students from New Zealand and as well as from countries around the world.

Nov 10 Four TEAN interns pose excitedly dressed up in nice clothes

New Zealand Internship

Replete with natural wonders, interns in New Zealand will experience more than the beauty of the country’s many landscapes. Inventor of the bungee jump, home to the largest geothermal power source and the first country to give women the right to vote, New Zealand has pioneered incredible advancements in engineering, agriculture, environmental sustainability and social justice. An internship in New Zealand allows interns to experience firsthand the ingenuity and creativity that has made this country a global innovator and is an ideal location for creative minds seeking a cutting edge professional landscape particularly in the fields of engineering, architecture, veterinary science, ecotourism and adventure recreation. While Auckland is a popular destination as a business hub, other cities throughout the country also provide a variety of internships suited to meet nearly every degree or interest.