Intern and study abroad in

New Zealand

Differentiate your resume with an internship or get class credit while you study abroad. Along the way, you’ll attend prestigious universities, enjoy career-accelerating experiences, and immerse yourself in New Zealand’s lifestyle and culture.

New Zealand
New Zealand Mount Cook Lake Pukaki

Experiencing New Zealand with API

Destination Overview

API offers students a wonderful opportunity to study abroad in New Zealand and experience the “Kiwi” way of life through study in locations such as Auckland, Dunedin, and Wellington. A wide variety of courses are available in English, taught alongside New Zealanders and other international students.

New Zealand has one of the top systems of higher education in the world, and its universities rank in the world’s top 100 in over 30 subjects. The country is known for its gorgeous landscapes that have served as the backdrop for numerous films such as the Lord of the Rings series, and it is a top destination for outdoor adventurers with its majestic mountain ranges, rivers, and miles and miles of coastline. Come experience this amazing country through an API study abroad program in New Zealand!

Check out New Zealand

Cities in New Zealand with API Programs:

  Auckland
  Dunedin
  Wellington
Auckland New Zealand
Why Auckland
  • Largest city in New Zealand

  • World’s 3rd highest quality of living

  • Known as the “City of Sails”

  • Over 100 miles of pristine beaches

Dunedin New Zealand
Why Dunedin
  • Dunedin is the Celtic name for Edinburgh

  • Scottish settlement (late 1800s)

  • Dunedin is the world’s 5th-largest city by area!

  • 20% of the population is students

  • Dunedin is the eco-tourism heart of New Zealand

Dunedin New Zealand
Wellington New Zealand
Why Wellington
  • New Zealand’s capital city

  • Festival city and political heart of New Zealand

  • Charm of a European city with New Zealand scenery

  • Triple crown of business school accreditation (AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA)

  • Award-winning service and leadership certificate programs

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

API is committed to providing enriching international experiences to its participants. We believe in the importance of promoting acceptance, dignity, and respect among people of all backgrounds. API demonstrates its commitment to inclusiveness by providing affordable and accessible programs, offering individualized support, and conducting ongoing diversity education and training for all API staff. No matter who you are or where you come from, API will support you during your journey abroad.

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Introducing API #TravelTuesdays

February marked the launch of API’s new series, #TravelTuesdays, where every Tuesday we share personal photos and experiences from API alumni on the @apiabroad Instagram account. Each week API...

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API Info Sessions – Join us!
API Info Sessions – Join us!

Throughout February, API hosted virtual information sessions for students to learn more about our on-site and virtual programs as well as sessions based on top student locations abroad. We...

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“I learned a lot about myself, traveling, and the beauty of New Zealand’s environment and culture. I would do it again in a heartbeat!”

Samantha D.
API Auckland, New Zealand student
Students Hiking in New Zealand

Experience New Zealand with API

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New Zealand