“Windy Welly” on New Zealand’s North Island will whisk you off your feet as you fall head over heels with its beautiful waterfront location. This college town may be the coolest capital around filled with a dynamic arts scene, welcoming cafe culture, plenty of outdoor activities and some of the friendliest locals you’ll ever meet. Here students can choose from studying at two universities regularly ranked as some of the best in the world – Victoria University and Massey University, a top art and design school for those seeking creative enterprises. In Wellington you’ll be able connect with the community while furthering your education (or career with an interesting internship in your field) and taking advantage of both city life and the great outdoors.

Quick Facts

Location

On the southeastern tip of the North Island

Population

424,000

New Zealand Population

2.4 million

Māori Name

Te Whanganui-a-Tara

Nickname

Windy Welly

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From the Blog

Apr 25 Oriental Bay is home to much of the hustle and bustle that is Wellington. Take a swim in the harbor or rent paddleboats with friends. Photo by Shannon Johnston who Interned abroad in New Zealand.

One Weekend in Wellington

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Packing for my Semester in New Zealand

One of the most difficult tasks when studying abroad is packing. Like so many of … Read more

Jan 13 10 Lessons from Studying in New Zealand

10 Lessons from Studying Abroad in New Zealand

1. Asking questions can only help you Whether it be asking a local for directions, … Read more

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Tour of Victoria University of Wellington Campus

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Weekend Guide to the Wellington Markets

One of the best parts about studying abroad in Wellington are all of the different … Read more

Aug 20 5 Rainy Day Activities in Wellington

5 Rainy Day Activities in Wellington

 When you’re in a city for 4 months, you’re bound to run into a rainy … Read more

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