Christchurch is going through an exciting transition and students will surely get sucked into the undeniable buzz. After surviving several earthquakes in 2011, Christchurch is no longer just the quaint town it used to be. Instead, the country’s third largest city is reinventing itself as a thriving community based around innovation and design, encouraging creative building solutions and a vibrant art scene – students can even take part in local recovery efforts through service learning courses combining what they’re learning in class with real world experience. The University of Canterbury is known for its comprehensive offerings and highly ranked engineering programs while Lincoln University is a leader in environmental studies, research and sustainability. Internship programs are also available here to further students’ professional experience. Additionally, as the gateway to the South Island, you’ll never be far from some of the world’s most stunning natural scenery and adrenaline-filled adventure activities. 

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On the east coast of New Zealand's South Island

City Population


New Zealand Population

4.8 million

Māori Name



The Garden City


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