Weeks per Term
OIE Program Adviser
Languages of Instruction*
Located in the South Pacific, Christchurch is New Zealand’s second largest city and offers a huge range of recreational activities, including swimming, surfing, hiking, kayaking, whale-watching, mountain biking and rock climbing. With a population of around 465,800, Christchurch is the largest city and economic centre of the South Island. In recent years both the New York Times and Lonely Planet have rated it as one of the top places in the world to visit.
Founded in 1873 by scholars from Oxford and Cambridge universities, Canterbury University has a strong international reputation for teaching and research. Faculty from Oxford and Cambridge regularly teach at UC. In additon to their strong academic reputation, UC has a proud place in the history of Christchurch, and a vital role in the city’s future. This includes its role educating future leaders, as well as its academic and research activities. The University is like a miniature city designed especially for students, with everything you need all on one site in Ilam, Christchurch. Located in 87 hectares of park-like surroundings, the University of Canterbury offers students a spacious, relaxed setting within which to work and play. Modern facilities include four libraries, computer suites with 24-hour access, lecture theatres, laboratories, studios, six halls of residence and a host of student services and facilities, including cafés, bars, a health centre and pharmacy, recreation facilities, shops, an art gallery and an events centre.
Accommodations for exchange students are available in the UC Accommodation Village. For more information, click here.
- Georgia Tech degree-seeking student.
- Good Academic Standing with a 3.0* (or higher) GPA at time of application
- Undergraduates must have completed at least two semesters of study at GT.
- At least 18 years of age by the program's departure date
- Be able to stay at the host university for the duration of their semester, INCLUDING through their exam period
- Be in Good Standing with the Office of Student Affairs and Housing
- All Non-U.S. Citizens are welcome to apply to participate in an exchange outside of their home country only. This rule applies to all who do not have a U.S. passport, including U.S. Permanent Residents.
- All study abroad participants are required to have a passport prior to any visa deadline dates, and any needed visas prior to departure date (Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations prior to departure).
*Some host schools have stricter requirements such as higher GPA or more time in school before study abroad. (See Academic Info on your host school GT program page for any restrictions.)
Credit for courses taken as a part of exchange programs is received by transferring the credits back to Georgia Tech. For more information about this, click here. Here you will find the foreign credit approval form, the foreign credit approval form instructions, and a link to the registrar's Equivalency Table.
CREDIT TRANSFER SYSTEM
15 pts = 4 GT credits
UC Grade=GT Grade
Program Costs (Estimated)
- For most exchange programs, participants must pay GT tuition, GT campus fees, and study abroad insurance to the GT Bursar for each GT semester they are abroad. No other expenses associated with this program are paid to GT; instead, these expenses are paid on site.
- Keep in mind the costs of books, health insurance, food, living expenses, and travel money, as well as pre-departure costs like your passport and visa.
- Following are cost estimates for one semester at the exchange program school that may help you prepare for your term(s) abroad. All costs are in USD.