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Art History in Florence. Biomedical Engineering in Barcelona. Comparative Healthcare Systems in Havana. Global Business in London. With API Customized Programs, some of the best learning happens outside of the classroom walls. The world is your classroom. API is ready to help you develop your next customized or faculty-led program.
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Located on the northwestern tip of the North Island, Auckland (population 1.5 million) is the largest city in New Zealand and home to an eclectic population of Europeans and Pacific Islanders. Known as the “City of Sails” for the abundance of boats in its harbor, the metropolitan area features over 100 miles of coastline. Come study abroad with API in Auckland and see for yourself why the city is consistently rated one of the world’s most livable cities! Parks, festivals, shopping, clubs, pubs, dining, and tours, all within 15-30 minutes walk.
API students have the opportunity to study abroad in Auckland at the innovative AUT University. Founded in 1895, AUT University describes itself as “the university for the changing world,” is focused on providing student-centered, innovation and responsive learning experiences. The main campus is in the heart of the city, a mere 10-15 minute walk to the harbor area. Approximately 22,000 students are enrolled at AUT University, of which nearly 4,000 are international students.
Students can choose from subjects such as art and design, business, computer science, environmental science, hospitality and tourism, Maori studies, public policy, sport and recreation, and much more.
The University of Auckland, the top university in the country for teaching and research, is also located in the city’s historic center, close to the central business and shopping districts and the beautiful Waitemata Harbour. Twice the size of AUT, UA has a student enrollment of 42,000 including 6,700 international students.Founded in 1883 the University is ranked in the top 100 universities by QS World University with 16 subject areas in the top 50. UA offers comprehensive degree programs within Faculties of Arts, Business and Economics, Creative Arts and Industries, Education and Social Work, Engineering, and Science. The Business School has Triple Crown accreditation from AACSB International, EFMD-EQUIS, and AMBA.
“I am glad that I went with a program and that there were a lot of people in our group. I was really worried about making friends, but most of my good friends from the trip I met through API!"
API students in Auckland have the opportunity to give back to their local community through various volunteer projects, including working with the local SPCA, beach cleanup projects, and fundraising for cancer and blindness charities.
Check out the views of Auckland from Sky Tower
Visit the Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Fill your belly at the Elliott Stables Food Quarter
Watch the sun come up on a beach on the east, then watch it set at a beach on the west!
Hike the many trails around the city!
Māori hāngī (traditonial islander cooking)
Hokey pokey (vanilla ice cream with honeycomb)
Fish and chips on the beach!
Pasifika Festival (March)
Takapuna Auckland Wine and Food Festival (February)
The Big Day Out (January-February)
Queenstown Winter Festival (June)
Waitangi Day (February)
AUT University is the second-largest and fastest growing university in New Zealand and is ranked among the top 3% of universities worldwide, and in the top 60 universities under 50 years.
The University of Auckland is ranked among the world's best universities for many of the subjects it offers - indeed, 16 subjects are ranked in the top 50 in the QS World University Rankings (including archaeology, education, English, psychology, anatomy & physiology).
Rebecca Cott will be your Program Manager and prepare you to go abroad!
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Tiana will be your Resident Coordinator in Auckland and a resource for you while living in New Zealand with us!