Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
Center for Global Education


University of Auckland

Posted on July 22, 2010


New Zealand's largest university, the University of Auckland was established in 1883, and it has grown into an international center of learning and academic excellence. The University is situated in the heart of the cosmopolitan city of Auckland and provides an exciting and stimulating environment for 28,000 students, 2,000 which are international students from 76 countries.


Auckland is New Zealand's largest city, with a metropolitan population of just over a million. The city is also known by its Maori name as Tamaki-makau-rau, "desired by thousands". The University of Auckland’s campus offers the attractions of city life combined with the appeal of outdoor living - close to cafes, restaurants, cinemas, parks, quality clothing and craft shopping, yet within 30 minutes of some of the world's most stunning beaches.


Academic Year, Fall, and Spring Semesters

Program Dates

Fall (Semester II): early July  – mid November
Spring (Semester I): February- late June

Courses & Credit

A full course load is four courses for a total of 60 credits total per semester which equal 4.0 Wheaton credits. Students attending for a full academic year will take seven courses for 8.0 Wheaton credits.

Admission Requirements

Students with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Housing & Board

Students live in single studio rooms in a residence hall (Railway Campus) converted from a railway station just a few minutes walk from campus. Students have access to a shared kitchen facility to prepare meals.


Wheaton tuition and housing. Expenses covered include tuition and fees, housing, guidance with obtaining the New Zealand visa, New Zealand Insurance, and gym membership.

Other Expenses

Students are responsible for $500 administrative fee, passport fees, board (meals), supplemental study abroad insurance, a refundable housing deposit, internet fees, linen rental, and personal expenses.


Materials are available in the Center for Global Education.


Make and appointment to see Lynn Gaylord in the Center for Global Education, ext. 4950. Program details are subject to change at the discretion of the Center for Global Education.

Courses of Study

  • Ancient History
  • Anthropology
  • Art History
  • Arts – General
  • Asian Studies
  • Behavioral Science
  • Biblical Studies
  • Biological Sciences
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Business Administration
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese
  • Classical Studies
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Science
  • Dance Studies*
  • Drama*
  • Economics
  • Education
  • English
  • English Writing
  • Environmental Management
  • Environmental Science
  • European Languages & Literature
  • Film, Television, and Media Studies*
  • Fine Arts
  • French
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • German
  • Greek
  • History
  • Human Biology
  • Information Systems
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Languages & Literature
  • Latin American Studies
  • Law
  • Linguistics
  • Maori Studies
  • Marine Science
  • Mathematics
  • Medieval Europe
  • Music*
  • Pacific Studies
  • Performing Arts
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Studies
  • Popular Music
  • Psychology
  • Russian
  • Samoan
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Statistics
  • Theatre*
  • Visual Arts*
  • Women’s Study

*Courses may only be offered on a full-year basis and may require an additional application, audition, or submission of a portfolio.

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