Loyola University Maryland

International Programs

The University of Auckland, New Zealand

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This fall or spring program at the University of Auckland will work for most majors. Students must have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA to be considered (2.8 GPA would be considered on a case by case basis). The city of Auckland, located on the northern island, has 1.4 million residents. The university, ranked best in New Zealand and among the top 50 universities of the world, has 40,000 students.  

Auckland, known as the City of Sails, is located on the Hauraki Gulf. It has quite a small city feel, and is very clean and lovely. It is mainly a walking city, but there is a good bus system that makes getting around even easier. Despite the small feel, it is still the largest city in New Zealand. If you enjoy outdoor activities, New Zealand is arguably one of the best places to visit in the world. The two small islands that comprise the country have everything from beaches to glaciers. All imaginable outdoor activities are at your fingertips.

Criteria for Acceptance

  • Typically sophomores with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 may apply.
  • Students who can find courses which fit their Loyola program and allow full-time participation.
  • Must not be on disciplinary probation nor have a history of serious disciplinary problems.


  • Consult the Office of International Programs as early as possible to get assistance on course selections at Loyola so that you are prepared for Auckland. Registration advising sessions are offered by our office prior to each registration day.
  • Nearly all majors are served.
  • Students take four 4-credit courses; they must have one free elective available to get credit for a fifth course on their degree audit.

Length of Stay

  • This is a one-semester program for the fall or the spring semester
  • The fall program runs from early July through mid-November. The spring program runs from mid-February through the end of June.


  • Loyola students will live in campus housing.
  • Students are divided among residences including Unilodge and Carlaw Park.
  • Students live in single bedrooms within shared apartment-style suites. Bathrooms, living rooms, and kitchens are all shared. All units are co-ed.  
  • There are some Kiwi residents mixed into the mainly international population in the dorms.
  • Dorms are 10-15 minute walking distance from the main campus.


  • Students are eligible for consideration for all forms of federal, state, institutional and private sources of aid, except the Federal Work-Study Program.
  • The cost is equivalent to the tuition at Loyola, junior housing at Loyola, and a reduced comprehensive fee paid to Loyola, plus a program fee.

Application Requirements

  • Completed online application form and a Course planning form must be submitted by December 3 (Wednesday after Thanksgiving) for the fall or spring.

**Please keep in mind that study abroad information, dates, benefits, and fees are subject to change without notification. You are encouraged to contact the Office of International Programs directly for the most up-to-date information regarding any study abroad programs offered at Loyola.

Auckland Student Ambassadors


My name is TJ Scalfaro; I am a senior business marketing major from Lansdale, Pennsylvania. Going to New Zealand was the best choice I could have made in my academic career.  Everyday was a new adventure loaded with meeting new people, exploring the city of Auckland, going on crazy adventures all over New Zealand, and so much more.  New Zealand is the perfect program for anybody who likes the outdoors or simply enjoys warm sunny weather. Email me to ask me questions ajscalfaro@loyola.edu


My name is Emily Anne Palmer and I am a senior psychology and sociology undergraduate student. Outside of the classroom, I'm an adrenaline junky who loves outdoor recreation. I enjoyed living in Auckland because it incorporated both of my lifestyles as a committed student and as an outdoor aficionado. I was able to live the city life during the week but had the flexibility to go to the mountains and beaches on the weekends. Email me to ask me questions, eapalmer@loyola.edu


My name is Greg Stokinger and I am a senior with a major in photography. Living and studying in Auckland was truly an amazing experience. I really enjoyed the new academic environment of a big school, and the thrill of living in a new city. I love photography and the outdoors, so New Zealand was perfect for me. There are so many beautiful places to see and experience; I cannot recommend New Zealand enough. If you want to see some of my photos from New Zealand, check out my Flickr page: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gregstokinger/sets/72157629077765644/. If you any questions feel free to email me at gjstokinger@loyola.edu


My name is Jessie Miller; I am a senior elementary education major, with a minor in special education. Studying abroad in New Zealand was honestly the best decision I have ever made. I loved the excitement of living in Auckland, where there is always something new to explore. It is also such an easy place to travel from; there are so many adventures to be had and beautiful places to see. I could talk about New Zealand for hours. If you have any questions please feel free to email me at jmmiller3@loyola.edu

Course Equivalencies

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This is a working list of the course equivalencies for the Auckland, New Zealand Program.

The course approvals and equivalencies provided are the most current for the Office of International Programs. Once accepted to a study abroad program, students will have an academic interview with the appropriate director and will be advised on their course selection.

Please be advised: All students are solely responsible for informing themselves about the status of these courses. Course approvals and equivalencies may change at a moment's notice. This means you should confirm with your study abroad program coordinator if the following courses are approved, or if the courses have been removed.

If there are other courses you desire to take, and they are not on the course equivalency list, you must get written course approval by the department chair. The courses that you choose should fit into your degree audit and enable you to graduate on time.