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  • Locations: Wellington, New Zealand
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
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  • Restrictions: Duke applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Open to Non-Duke Students: NO Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English
Click here for a definition of this term Housing Options: Homestay, Residence Hall Click here for a definition of this term Program Advisor: Alayne Wood
Minimum Class Level: Sophomore Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA:
Click here for a definition of this term Course Load: 3-4 courses/trimester, 60 Victoria University of Wellington credits Click here for a definition of this term Language Requirement to Apply: None
Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study (Subject to Change): Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Cinematic Arts, Computer Science, Cultural Anthropology, Economics, English, History, Information Science, International Comparative Studies, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Sociology, Statistical Science, Theater Studies, Visual and Media Studies Duke Administered Program?: NO
Program Description:

Please note that the Duke Study  Abroad Fee will be charged to students enrolled in this program. For more information about the fee, please see

With over 100 years of history, Victoria University of Wellington offers you an opportunity to study a wide variety of subjects in a beautiful urban setting.  17,000 students, 1,800 of them international, study at Vic and as a study abroad student you'll become part of this lively multi-cultural community.

There are a wide variety of courses available.  Typically, you will enroll in three papers (that's what the Kiwis call courses) per semester earning between 15 and 18 credits depending upon the level of courses. Particularly strong fields of study include political science, women's studies, film/theatre, and earth sciences while some of the more unique study opportunities include public policy, deaf studies, criminology, development studies, media studies, and tourism management with an environmental focus. There are even opportunities for research and field experience in the earthquake and Antarctic studies, criminology and women's studies.

Unless you are studying business, law, architecture or the fine arts, you'll spend most of your time on the Kelburn campus. Perched on a hillside overlooking downtown Wellington, this picturesque campus provides many stunning views of Wellington Harbour and the rest of the city.  A cable car ride down or up the hill puts you in the heart of the city in less than five minutes.  If you have courses at either of Vics two downtown campuses, commuting time will probably be no more than ten or fifteen minutes.