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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
API students at AUT University will be able to enroll in a variety of subject areas with over 4,000 students, including local “Kiwis” and other international students from over 85 countries. The program begins with a unique Noho Marae weekend orientation where international students will learn about and experience New Zealand’s Maori culture and heritage (for more information on this, see the excursion section).
Due to the range of housing options, the housing fees are billed separately.
Spring Housing Fees: $4,400-$4,950
*Due to the range of housing options, housing costs have been separated out from the program costs. API reserves the right to change fees based on placements, inclusions, currency fluctuations, or other factors. These fees include internet, electricity, linens, and kitchen utensils (in most placements). Housing is billed separately and once housing placement has been confirmed. Please contact the API office for more information.
**Tuition and fees are included in the program fee but please note some universities charge extra tuition/fees for specialty areas in some science and engineering disciplines, for example, to cover laboratory, studio, or fieldwork. These fees will be billed separately but students will know in advance which papers are subject to additional fees.
Housing fees per session: $4,400-$4,950
API students participate excursions designed to help familiarize them with the culture and surrounding areas of their host city and country. The following is a listing of potential excursions for API Auckland programs. API may need to modify the excursions offered in a given term due to travel restrictions or health and safety concerns.
Visit and experience the Sky Tower (the tallest freestanding structure in the Southern Hemisphere). After a walk around the tower and soaking in 360 degree views of Auckland, we indulge in a special dinner at heights!
The best way to get to know New Zealand culture is through a good game of rugby! We’ll meet up, grab a bite to eat (meal not included in event), and take a train to the most famous Rugby field in Auckland - Eden Park, to watch our Auckland team take on another city!!
The group will a ferry over to one of Auckland’s dormant volcanoes and hike up to take in the spectacular views of the city!
Students will enter the magical world of ‘the Shire’ on this movie set tour to Hobbiton from Auckland. Students will see where The Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed and pose for pictures in front of hobbit holes. The tour includes a visit to the party tree, Green Dragon Inn and Bilbo Baggins’ house, and an opportunity to learn from the guide about the making of the films. Afterward, enjoy a beverage in the Green Dragon Inn followed by lunch at The Shire’s Rest Café.
Students will enjoy climbing through an obstacle course high in the trees. We’ll stop for a short lunch break. After, students will try surfing on the West Coast of NZ - at a beautiful black sand beach.
Travel to Hobson Bay - one of the closest beaches to the city and enjoy a fun session of stand up paddle boarding at Fergs Kayaks! One of the many things you’ll learn about New Zealanders is that we love to be outdoors and on the water! So gear up and get ready to paddle!
Students will attend a local comedy club performance as a group to better understand classic Kiwi humor for a night full of fun and laughs.
Students will ferry to Waiheke Island and enjoy a few hours ziplining through the trees
API New Zealand students will begin their program with a 2.5-day arrival orientation in their host city of Auckland. This orientation will provide the opportunity to get to know fellow participants, API, and university procedures, and rules, to explore your new host city and to allow for a smoother transition into New Zealand life. Students will spend two nights together in a hotel before moving into their semester housing on day three.
TOTAL CREDITS - 12-16 credits per semester
AUT’s semester-long study-internship track provides API students the opportunity to undertake a part-time supervised work placement in their chosen field, along with 2 mainstream AUT courses (known as“papers”). This is equivalent to full-time status and will award 12-16 semester credits. Additional program details can be found on the ‘Course Offerings’ page. This track carries an additional fee.
API students receive their transcript from AUT University upon completion of their program.
Tiana will be your Resident Coordinator in Auckland and a resource for you while living in New Zealand with us!
Rebecca Cott will be your Program Manager and prepare you to go abroad!
Students participating in the API program at AUT University study alongside Kiwi (local) and other international students, and have a wide range of academic departments from which to select.
API partner universities in New Zealand operate on a credit ‘point’ system. Courses in New Zealand are commonly referred to as “papers.” The credit point weight per paper varies from 15-20, depending on the course with 18 credit points most common. Generally speaking, one 18 point paper is generally equivalent to 3-4 U.S. semester credits. Most students take 3-4 papers per semester for 54-72 credit points per semester or 12-16 U.S. semester credits. Given that point values vary, the way in which credits completed abroad will transfer to a student’s home campus will be under the discretion of the student’s home institution, and should be verified in advance.
Language of Instruction: French
Language of Instruction: English
AUT University Class Catalog
All API Auckland students will be housed close to each other in student self-catered apartments on/near campus. Students will have their own private bedrooms, and share common areas such as a kitchen, dining/lounge room, and bathroom facilities with their flatmates. Internet and utilities are included.Due to the range of housing options, semester housing costs have been separated out from the program costs. The housing range for this program is $4,400-$4,950 per semester. These fees include internet, electricity, linens, and kitchen utensils (in most placements). Housing is billed separately and once housing placement has been confirmed. Please contact the API office for more information.