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University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury Semester Information

The University of Canterbury is located in Christchurch, NZ. Christchurch brings a mix of old and new. This South Island city, once known for its neo-gothic architecture and gardens, is charged with the energy of change and re-growth after the earthquakes of 2011. Amongst the historic buildings that are still standing, you’ll find pop-up shops and “food forests”. The great thing about Christchurch is how close it is to the outdoors. Located adjacent to Christchurch are the Port Hills, the center of New Zealand Sport Climbing and Mountain Biking. An hour and a half away are the Southern Alps – world class hiking, camping, and adventures. Also – the beach is there too!

Programme Details

Credits/Units: Five course credits transcripted by the Skidmore College. ***Skidmore Course Credits are equivalent of 4 Semester Credit Hours. The Courses are:

  1. JNES373 – Earth Systems Science-Field Course
  2. JNES374 – Research Methods in Environmental Sciences & Studies ***  Please note: While at UC you enroll in Geog 350 or GEOL 356
  3. Three courses of your choosing. For a complete Canterbury listing follow this link

Semester Housing

Single Room at Ilam Apartments: $4,650 USD

Ilam Apartments is a self-catered, fully-furnished apartment-style complex that offers independent living in a supportive environment to students of all ages, at all levels of their academic career, and from all over the world. Meals are self catered (you provide your own food) and not part of housing fee.

Any questions? Get in touch with Max ( and he will give you the scoop!