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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).

What's Included?

Highlights

Pre Departure Services

Advising

@api Online System

Orientation Materials and Resources

Access to International Phone Plans

API Alumni Network

Social Networking

Scholarships

On Site Services

Airport Reception

On-Site Orientation

Resident Coordinator

Tuition

Medical and Life Insurance

Excursions (overnight, day)

Social and Cultural Activities

Welcome and Farewell Group Meals

Volunteer Opportunities

Housing (included, but billed separately from program cost)

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation

Transcript

Alumni Network and Global Leadership Academy

View all opportunities and amenities

Application Requirements

  •  2.5 G.P.A. (3.0 G.P.A. for Internship Track)
  • Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors (Internship Track participants must be juniors or seniors)
  • Completed API Application
  • University contact information form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript
  • Resume or CV (Internship Track only)
  • Entry requirements: valid passport with student visa

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 12-16 credits per semester

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).

INTERNSHIP TRACK

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.

TRANSCRIPTS

API students receive their transcript from AUT University upon completion of their program.

Courses

COURSE OFFERINGS

COURSE LINK

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.

CREDIT INFORMATION

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.

AUT University Course Information

Click here to search the catalog of courses at AUT University. Courses in New Zealand are commonly referred to as “papers.” Use the search engine to find papers by typing in a subject or a specific course name. If for example, you do not immediately find the subject you are looking for, think of a synonym or a similar subject type and search under the appropriate letter for a similar course.When searching for courses, make sure you are looking at courses available in the correct semester. In New Zealand, the university system goes by the calendar year vs. the academic year such as in the U.S. Also remember that New Zealand is in the Southern Hemisphere so their seasons are opposite than those in the Northern Hemisphere. Semester 1 in New Zealand refers to the spring term in the U.S. (February - July), whereas Semester 2 in New Zealand refers to the fall term in the U.S. (July - December). Study abroad students are able to choose from a large number of subjects offered by AUT University, however, there are courses that are not open to study abroad students

  • Be sure to look at the timetables to see when the course is available
  • Check to see if the course is open to study abroad students
  • Make note of “Prerequisites” required for the course
  • If you will need to obtain course pre-approval, API advises selecting 6-8 courses

AUT University Internship Track

AUT’s semester-long study-internship program 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.

Students will spend 15 to 20 hours per week at their work placement and will attend class sessions and complete academic assignments related to their work experiences. A workplace supervisor and an academic supervisor will be assigned to each student and the Internship paper will be graded.

Placements can be found in most fields, depending on each student’s prior study and experience. Placements are not available in health/medical fields specific to human medicine.

Students in this track have the benefit of a semester abroad, soaking up the unique NZ culture while gaining valuable work experience in a NZ setting. AUT University is ideally situated in the heart of New Zealand’s largest commercial center so the opportunities are boundless.

The Internship Track provides opportunities for students to:

  • Complete work of value to an organization.

  • Understand and fulfill workplace expectations.

  • Become an effective member of an organization.

  • Grow in maturity, self-awareness, and confidence.

  • Begin to develop professional judgment.

  • Increase and develop interests, aptitudes, and abilities in a business, government or community organization environment.

Internship Track additional requirements:

  • GPA of 3.0

  • Completion of 2 years of university study by the commencement of the program

  • Resume (curriculum vitae) outlining academic and employment history, key skills, interests, and hobbies

**There is a supplemental placement fee of $585 for participation in the Internship Track. Please contact the API Program Manager if you have any questions about this opportunity.

AUT University Course Information

Click here to search the catalog of courses at AUT University. Courses in New Zealand are commonly referred to as “papers.” Use the search engine to find papers by typing in a subject or a specific course name. If for example, you do not immediately find the subject you are looking for, think of a synonym or a similar subject type and search under the appropriate letter for a similar course.When searching for courses, make sure you are looking at courses available in the correct semester. In New Zealand, the university system goes by the calendar year vs. the academic year such as in the U.S. Also remember that New Zealand is in the Southern Hemisphere so their seasons are opposite than those in the Northern Hemisphere. Semester 1 in New Zealand refers to the spring term in the U.S. (February - July), whereas Semester 2 in New Zealand refers to the fall term in the U.S. (July - December). Study abroad students are able to choose from a large number of subjects offered by AUT University, however, there are courses that are not open to study abroad students

  • Be sure to look at the timetables to see when the course is available
  • Check to see if the course is open to study abroad students
  • Make note of “Prerequisites” required for the course
  • If you will need to obtain course pre-approval, API advises selecting 6-8 courses

AUT University Internship Track

AUT’s semester-long study-internship program 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.

Students will spend 15 to 20 hours per week at their work placement and will attend class sessions and complete academic assignments related to their work experiences. A workplace supervisor and an academic supervisor will be assigned to each student and the Internship paper will be graded.

Placements can be found in most fields, depending on each student’s prior study and experience. Placements are not available in health/medical fields specific to human medicine.

Students in this track have the benefit of a semester abroad, soaking up the unique NZ culture while gaining valuable work experience in a NZ setting. AUT University is ideally situated in the heart of New Zealand’s largest commercial center so the opportunities are boundless.

The Internship Track provides opportunities for students to:

  • Complete work of value to an organization.

  • Understand and fulfill workplace expectations.

  • Become an effective member of an organization.

  • Grow in maturity, self-awareness, and confidence.

  • Begin to develop professional judgment.

  • Increase and develop interests, aptitudes, and abilities in a business, government or community organization environment.

Internship Track additional requirements:

  • GPA of 3.0

  • Completion of 2 years of university study by the commencement of the program

  • Resume (curriculum vitae) outlining academic and employment history, key skills, interests, and hobbies

**There is a supplemental placement fee of $585 for participation in the Internship Track. Please contact the API Program Manager if you have any questions about this opportunity.

AUT University Course Information

Click here to search the catalog of courses at AUT University. Courses in New Zealand are commonly referred to as “papers.” Use the search engine to find papers by typing in a subject or a specific course name. If for example, you do not immediately find the subject you are looking for, think of a synonym or a similar subject type and search under the appropriate letter for a similar course.When searching for courses, make sure you are looking at courses available in the correct semester. In New Zealand, the university system goes by the calendar year vs. the academic year such as in the U.S. Also remember that New Zealand is in the Southern Hemisphere so their seasons are opposite than those in the Northern Hemisphere. Semester 1 in New Zealand refers to the spring term in the U.S. (February - July), whereas Semester 2 in New Zealand refers to the fall term in the U.S. (July - December). Study abroad students are able to choose from a large number of subjects offered by AUT University, however, there are courses that are not open to study abroad students

  • Be sure to look at the timetables to see when the course is available
  • Check to see if the course is open to study abroad students
  • Make note of “Prerequisites” required for the course
  • If you will need to obtain course pre-approval, API advises selecting 6-8 courses

AUT University Internship Track

AUT’s semester-long study-internship program 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.

Students will spend 15 to 20 hours per week at their work placement and will attend class sessions and complete academic assignments related to their work experiences. A workplace supervisor and an academic supervisor will be assigned to each student and the Internship paper will be graded.

Placements can be found in most fields, depending on each student’s prior study and experience. Placements are not available in health/medical fields specific to human medicine.

Students in this track have the benefit of a semester abroad, soaking up the unique NZ culture while gaining valuable work experience in a NZ setting. AUT University is ideally situated in the heart of New Zealand’s largest commercial center so the opportunities are boundless.

The Internship Track provides opportunities for students to:

  • Complete work of value to an organization.

  • Understand and fulfill workplace expectations.

  • Become an effective member of an organization.

  • Grow in maturity, self-awareness, and confidence.

  • Begin to develop professional judgment.

  • Increase and develop interests, aptitudes, and abilities in a business, government or community organization environment.

Internship Track additional requirements:

  • GPA of 3.0

  • Completion of 2 years of university study by the commencement of the program

  • Resume (curriculum vitae) outlining academic and employment history, key skills, interests, and hobbies

**There is a supplemental placement fee of $585 for participation in the Internship Track. Please contact the API Program Manager if you have any questions about this opportunity.

Highlights
  • Classes taught in English
  • AACSB accredited
  • Internships available for credit
  • Special AUT and New Zealand scholarship opportunities available – see the API Scholarships Page!
  • Noho Marae orientation weekend – an authentic Maori cultural introduction to New Zealand!

Faculty

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    Tiana Meintjes

    Tiana will be your Resident Coordinator in Auckland and a resource for you while living in New Zealand with us!

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    Rebecca Cott

    Rebecca Cott will be your Program Manager and prepare you to go abroad!

    Email - rebecca.cott@apiabroad.com

API students participate in several excursions per session designed to help familiarize them with areas of their host city, country, and surrounding region. The following is a listing of all excursions for API Auckland programs. All excursions and cultural events are subject to change.

  • Auckland - Orientation

    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.

  • Hobbiton Tour

    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.

  • Rotorua

    Midway through the semester API students will fly to Rotorua on the north island for a three-night adventure. This excursion will include opportunities to learn about the Maori culture. In addition to seeing Maori arts and dance exhibitions, students will have the chance to experience some of the area’s natural wonders through zip-line and luge escapades, guided hikes and eco-tours of the local jungle, geysers, and thermal mud pools.

  • Sky Tower

    Students will enjoy 360-degree views of Auckland from the Sky Tower, the Southern Hemisphere’s tallest free-standing structure, followed by a taste of Auckland’s best gelato!
  • Blue's Rugby

    Depending on the season, students will attend a game of rugby under the stars, watching the Auckland Blues take on one of their competitors!
  • Rangitoto Island Hike

    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!
  • Tree Adventures

    Students will venture into a forest where they will climb through an obstacle course in the trees!
  • Auckland - Orientation

    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.

  • Hobbiton Tour

    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.

  • Rotorua

    Midway through the semester API students will fly to Rotorua on the north island for a three-night adventure. This excursion will include opportunities to learn about the Maori culture. In addition to seeing Maori arts and dance exhibitions, students will have the chance to experience some of the area’s natural wonders through zip-line and luge escapades, guided hikes and eco-tours of the local jungle, geysers, and thermal mud pools.

  • Sky Tower

    Students will enjoy 360-degree views of Auckland from the Sky Tower, the Southern Hemisphere’s tallest free-standing structure, followed by a taste of Auckland’s best gelato!
  • Blue's Rugby

    Depending on the season, students will attend a game of rugby under the stars, watching the Auckland Blues take on one of their competitors!
  • Rangitoto Island Hike

    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!
  • Tree Adventures

    Students will venture into a forest where they will climb through an obstacle course in the trees!
  • Auckland - Orientation

    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.

  • Hobbiton Tour

    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.

  • Rotorua

    Midway through the semester API students will fly to Rotorua on the north island for a three-night adventure. This excursion will include opportunities to learn about the Maori culture. In addition to seeing Maori arts and dance exhibitions, students will have the chance to experience some of the area’s natural wonders through zip-line and luge escapades, guided hikes and eco-tours of the local jungle, geysers, and thermal mud pools.

  • Sky Tower

    Students will enjoy 360-degree views of Auckland from the Sky Tower, the Southern Hemisphere’s tallest free-standing structure, followed by a taste of Auckland’s best gelato!
  • Blue's Rugby

    Depending on the season, students will attend a game of rugby under the stars, watching the Auckland Blues take on one of their competitors!
  • Rangitoto Island Hike

    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!
  • Tree Adventures

    Students will venture into a forest where they will climb through an obstacle course in the trees!

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.

*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

Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Fall Jul 4, 2019 - Nov 10, 2019 $13,680 Apr 1, 2019 Apr 30, 2019
Academic Year Jul 4, 2019 $26,380 Apr 1, 2019 Apr 30, 2019
Spring Feb 14, 2019 - Jun 23, 2019 $13,680 Nov 1, 2018 Nov 15, 2018