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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Live in the center of Auckland in apartment-style student accommodation near campus. The apartments come with a private bedroom plus a shared bathroom, kitchen and living spaces.

TEAN Staff

Our team works with you from start to finish throughout 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 Auckland Resident Director 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.

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Cultural Activities

Even though you are traveling abroad to study, it’s important to take time to enjoy the local culture. This program includes a minimum of three unique and engaging cultural activities, such as concerts or sports events, during your time in New Zealand. Past events have included; touring Waiheke Island with a Maori guide, going to a rugby match, and whale watching along the coast, in addition to coffee catch ups with the TEAN staff.

2022 Remote Option

Summer 2022 Remote Option

The 2022 program will be offered remotely. Explore the world from home this summer with our remote summer undergraduate research program. Research projects are conducted through the University of Auckland and facilitated by host university professors. Research supervisors will review student applications for their project and then rank the applications they are willing to accept. A Skype interview with applicants may be arranged to determine placement. Students enroll in one research course (15 Auckland credits), which usually transfers as 4 U.S. credits.

Students will meet with their research supervisor and other students working on the project regularly throughout the six week program. Examples of work students can expect includes archival work, gathering and reviewing historical documents, writing bibliographies, summarizing material, and conducting interviews. The research supervisor and the student will create a detailed work plan at the start of the program to discuss what the student will need to achieve during the research period to receive credit.

Program Dates

Application Deadline March 15
Program Starts June 20
Program Ends* July 2

Program Fees & Inclusions

Tuition and program fees: $2,995

What’s Included
  • Full tuition (15 points from the University of Auckland)
  • Cultural events with TEAN
  • University and project selection advice
  • Official academic transcript from the University of Auckland
  • Academic advising
  • A truly one-of-a-kind adventure!
What’s Not Included

You will be responsible for ensuring you have what you need to study and complete the research remotely, such as a computer and reliable internet.


About the University of Auckland

  • Founded in 1883, the University of Auckland is the country’s largest university with more than 40,000 students.
  • Ranked in the top 100 universities in the world, and number one in New Zealand by the QS World University Rankings.
  • The University of Auckland is ranked in top 50 schools in the world for: Civil engineering, Education, Psychology and Literature (QS World University Rankings).
  • The Business School holds leading international accreditations including the “triple crown”: AACSB International (United States), EQUIS (Europe) and AMBA (United Kingdom), and is ranked in the top 100 schools in the world (QS World University Rankings).
  • The University of Auckland is located in New Zealand’s largest city and commercial center. The city is an eclectic mix of New Zealand, Asian and South Pacific cultures. The University of Auckland’s main campus is bordered by two city parks and is adjacent to the bustling city center, which provides convenient access to shops, entertainment venues and museums. The city’s pace and energy spill onto Auckland’s campus, where historically significant buildings and landmarks meet modern architecture and state-of-the-art research facilities.


University of Auckland is located in the city center of Auckland. Visit the google map link below to see the campus location.

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Research Projects

2022 Remote Program

Please review the available projects listed in the 2022 Remote Research Projects section above.



  • 3.2 GPA
  • Two years of undergraduate experience
  • Background that reflects research topic is preferred but not required

Dates, Fees & Inclusions

Application Deadline

TEAN has a rolling admissions process. We recommend submitting your application anytime from January for Summer applications. Earlier applications will be accepted. Late applications may be considered. Contact TEAN if the application deadline has passed.

Summer Deadline March 1


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

Summer Payment Deadline March 15

Summer 2022

Application Deadline March 15
Arrival Date June 20
Program Ends July 29


2022 Program Fees

Tuition, program fees and housing – $7,650

For the 2022 Remote Program fees and inclusions, please review the information above in the 2022 Remote Option section.

What’s Included

  • Tuition for 1 research course at the University of Auckland
  • Guaranteed, pre-arranged housing including internet
  • Bedding pack
  • Comprehensive health insurance
  • Services of local TEAN support staff throughout the program
  • 4-Day North Island Orientation Excursion with some meals, excursions, accommodations, and transportation
  • Cultural events and catch ups during the program
  • Access to a pre-arranged flight itinerary and booking agent
  • Extensive pre-departure advising
  • Official academic transcript from host institution
  • Credit approval and transfer assistance
  • Help with visa preparation
  • Financial aid transfer planning
  • Airport pickup and reception upon arrival at TEAN Orientation
  • Farewell dinner at conclusion of program

What’s not Included

  • International airfare ($1,200-1,800)
  • Domestic airfare in the U.S. ($500)
  • Meals during the summer ($1,000)
  • Travel insurance ($350)
  • New Zealand visa ($35)


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!

We Love Auckland

Rachel Fenton

Resident Director - New Zealand

Auckland Tip
Albert Park

Albert Park, next to the University of Auckland, is an awesome study spot during the summer when the weather is great. You can work on a tan while you get work done! In the winter it’s hard to beat one of the quaint cafes on High Street or, for a slightly quirkier twist, K Road cafes such as Verona, where you can warm up with a fantastic coffee or hot chocolate while you get your work done.

Kate Hilby

Associate Director - Enrollment Management

Auckland Tip

For cheap eats the K Road kebab shops in Auckland offer some awesome Mediterranean food for around the NZ$10-$15 mark. For something a bit more adventurous, Korean BBQ and Chinese restaurants along Upper Queen Street are a sure way to feed the beast while maximizing bang for your buck.


Tell us a little about what you do at TEAN?
I currently work on our New Zealand, Fiji, Japan and Southeast Asia programs. My role as team lead and Program Manager is to make sure everything on these programs is running smoothly working with our team. It includes everything from making sure students have pre-departure information on time to making sure they submit all of the items they need to study abroad (i.e. transcripts, courses, contracts, arrival details, payments, visa confirmations).

Where did you study abroad?
I studied with TEAN in Melbourne, Australia at Deakin University. It’s a more traditional campus, just outside the city but being able to live in the city and commute gave me the best of both worlds. Honestly, Melbourne has something for everyone – think sporting events, art, music, theatre, comedy, laneway cafes/restaurants/bars, shopping, the list goes on. Melbourne is consistently ranked as one of the world’s most liveable cities, so why wouldn’t you choose to study there? If you’re looking for a Melbourne equivalent in New Zealand, check out Wellington known as the coolest little capital in the world. It’s a smaller city, but that makes it an easy city to get around by foot. It’s a very accessible city for study abroad students.

What brought you back to Melbourne to live and work after graduation?
When I graduated, I knew I wanted to return to Australia. My time studying abroad had given me that exposure to living abroad and I wanted to spend more time there as a professional. For my career, It was great to gain work experience at a university abroad. I’m so glad I went down this path or I might not have ended up at TEAN today!

Packing for study abroad is always a challenge and popular topic, as a frequent flyer – what insider tips do you have for someone packing for the semester?
I’ve become pretty good at packing light over the years since there have been so many times earlier on where I’ve overpacked. I took half of my closet and never touched the majority of it. You will hear the advice – pack everything you think you’ll need then take half of it – and it’s so true. My other advice is to pack articles of clothing you can mix and match to create different outfits to help reduce items. Also try to keep the shoe situation under control, they take up a lot of room. Bring a couple pairs that are super versatile (and comfortable).

If you were going to study abroad tomorrow on a TEAN program where would you go?
I’m biased, but I would study on one of our New Zealand programs. Since working with our TEAN New Zealand students, I’ve had the opportunity to travel to New Zealand several times and have visited all program locations. I also recently lived in New Zealand for a year based out of Auckland. I love the idea of going for a semester, joining a tramping club on campus and getting out into the beauty of New Zealand in my free time!

From the Blog


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Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington’s main campus, is elevated in an idyllic setting with views of this artsy and quirky city. With an assortment of courses to choose from and amazing access to the wonders of both New Zealand’s North Island and South Island, you’ll quickly find yourself in love with your new home. Students participating in our Victoria University of Wellington program enjoy courses that are ranked in the top 100 internationally-recognized programs for arts and humanities, social sciences and management while living in apartment-style university housing with new friends from around the world.

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.

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University of Canterbury

Christchurch is home to the second oldest university in New Zealand, the University of Canterbury, widely respected for its academic excellence in teaching and research. Participants enjoy access to a wide spectrum of course offerings, as the university is highly ranked for civil engineering, education, accounting and history among other disciplines, along with an unbeatable base for exploring some of the world’s most thrilling landscapes, including the South Island’s stunning Southern Alps and majestic Fjordlands. Students find it easy to meet similarly-minded explorers in their apartment-style university housing.

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 An intricately designed building on University of Auckland's campus

University of Auckland

As New Zealand’s largest university, the University of Auckland is also the country’s highest ranked institution as well. While academics here are of the highest standard, the school’s incredible location allows students not only to focus on their studies but explore all the country has to offer as well. With big city attractions just steps away from campus and gorgeous natural surroundings perfect for hiking and spending the afternoon at the beach just a short drive or ferry ride away, there’s always something to do!

Oct 02 A beautifully ornate building surrounded by pink flowered trees on University of Otago's campus

University of Otago

Dunedin is home to the oldest university in New Zealand, the University of Otago, and literally grew around the university – 85% of the university’s students living within a 15-minute walk of campus. With a focus on the traditional arts and sciences, the university offers a broad spectrum of courses for study abroad students paired with an unbeatable location from which to explore the incredibly beautiful South Island of New Zealand. Queenstown and the Southern Alps are only a few hours away, and the wildlife and beautiful landscapes of the nearby Otago Peninsula and surrounding region are easily accessible.