Bringing together the world's largest Polynesian population with diverse European and Asian cultures, Auckland is brimming with unique experiences, scenery, people and adventure. For students looking for high academic standards mixed with an unbeatable atmosphere, you've come to the right place! New Zealand's largest city sits comfortably on a narrow isthmus between two magnificent harbors. Black sand beaches on the west coast and island beaches on the east coast vie for attention as eight dormant volcanoes dot the landscape and the rainforest silently envelops the city. Add in both the nation's top-ranked university and fastest-growing university, not to mention New Zealand's best business program and the option to participate in professional internships, and you have the perfect combination for a study abroad destination that will always be introducing you to something new.
Auckland Program Highlights
Study abroad at AUT University or University of Auckland, both located in downtown Auckland
Take advantage of our included pre-semester trip to the beautiful islands of Fiji
Live in university apartments just a short walk to campus
Live in Auckland, and enjoy the benefits of New Zealand’s largest city
Take advantage of our mid-semester trip options to New Zealand's adventure-packed South Island or the culture and beaches of Thailand
Feel the adrenaline rush during our Orientation Program where you are exposed not only to local culture but to New Zealand's love of extreme sports
"Studying abroad is the best way to learn about another culture and yourself. In New Zealand, I constantly pushed myself to try something new and experience a different lifestyle. Studying abroad has taught me to be more open and adventurous. I attribute this newfound courage to the kindness of my new friends and TEAN. The staff members at TEAN are sincere in their efforts were genuinely concerned about my study abroad experience. They provided a good foundation for me to build upon and make my own. The cultural events and orientation made me feel comfortable about going out to explore more."
Phillomina Wong, University of Southern California
UMD partners with TEAN to offer affiliate program options to UMD students in Australia, New Zealand, and Asia. You will maintain your UMD student status while abroad and you will work directly with TEAN program staff as a participant on their program. Your EA advisor will assist you with this process and can answer questions you may have about the application process.
Academics on a TEAN program
All courses on TEAN programs are considered for transfer credit. However, UMD cannot yet approve transfer credit for TEAN’s field studies, internships or experiential learning courses. Study tours and classes offered on a pass/fail basis are not transferable. Costs & Billing for TEAN programs
The affiliate program costs apply to this program. UMD students studying on TEAN semester programs will get an $800 discount off of the published TEAN program fee.
As part of your program application to TEAN, you will pay a $500 program deposit and an $350 housing deposit to secure your spot. The remaining TEAN program fees, including housing, will be charged to your UMD student account. You will be able to use any financial aid you receive from UMD towards these charges.