This page provides information on how to select courses for your semester study abroad in New Zealand. Please start by reading the Important Notes, and then select your specific program in New Zealand for further instructions.

Important Notes

Read this first

  • The courses you pick at this stage are for pre-approval. Current applicants should select and enter your courses on your online application in order of preference. While this order isn’t set in stone, it will make course registration smoother while on campus.
  • ALWAYS choose at least 6-8 courses in order to have enough to select from in the event you do not fulfill pre-requisites, courses are not on offer that term, or that courses overlap on the timetable.
  • Make sure to review your course selections with your academic advisor in order to ensure that your credits will transfer back to your home university.
  • For many universities in New Zealand, courses are called “papers”.

About the Courses (Papers)

  • The New Zealand academic year begins each February. As you select courses keep this in mind to ensure that you select courses from the correct semester.
    • Semester 1: February – June
    • Semester 2: July – November
  • Courses for Semester 1 (February/March start) are generally not available until October. Although courses do not change tremendously from year-to-year, please be aware that you may need to make additional selections once papers are officially published.
  • New Zealand universities have a drop/add period of one week once classes begin. The first week of courses allows you to visit other lectures to “shop around” for your best options.

Course Level

  • A 100-level course is the equivalent of a 200-level/sophomore level U.S. course.
  • A 200-level course is the equivalent of a 300-level/junior level U.S. course.
  • A 300-level course is the equivalent of a 400-level/senior level U.S. course. (Note: These courses require a high level of competency and you will most likely need to fulfill numerous pre-requisites.)
  • 400-level + courses are graduate level and for the most part, are not open to study abroad students.

The exception to the above is AUT. More information is provided in the AUT section below.


How to Submit Your Selected Courses to TEAN

  1. Meet with your advisor to make sure your course selections are okay.
  2. Email your TEAN Program Manager if you require any syllabi for pre-approval.
  3. Submit your course selections on your TEAN Course Selection Form.

AUT University

How to Find Courses

  1. Visit the AUT University online course catalog.
  2. Search by keyword or course code. Please only look for courses with course codes that include 4 letters and 3 numbers. Any course codes that are all numbers are old courses and therefore not available.
  3. Click on a paper name or paper code to view the paper’s description, semester it is offered and any prerequisites.
  4. You’ll see toward the bottom of the Paper Details page, under ‘Timetable’ which semester it is offered. The Spring (February) term will be listed as Semester 1. The Fall (July) term will be listed as Semester 2. If there is no timetable listed, it means it’s likely not offered for that particular year.
  5. To check if the paper has prerequisites, click the + button under the ‘Expand to see requisite details’ section
  6. The campus the class is taught on can be found under the Room column with the first letter of the Room code:
    • W = Wellesley Campus (City – walking distance to your housing. This is the main campus)
    • A = Akoranga Campus (North Shore – 15 minutes by AUT Shuttle at an additional cost)
    • M = South Campus (Manukau – 25 minutes by AUT Shuttle at an additional cost)
  7. Pay attention to the paper level indicated. As a study abroad student at AUT, you will be able to take papers at levels 500, 600 and 700.
    • A 500-level course is the equivalent of a 200-level/sophomore level U.S. course.
    • A 600-level course is the equivalent of a 300-level/junior level U.S. course.
    • A 700-level course is the equivalent of a 400-level/senior level U.S. course. (Note: These courses require a high level of competency and you will most likely need to fulfill numerous prerequisites.)
  8. Once you identify 6-8 courses that match your criteria and you have had your selected courses approved by your home university, enter them into your TEAN application under “TEAN Course Selection”

Please Note: Depending on the paper, you may be required to travel to a different campus (other than the main campus of the university). You will be responsible for any additional transportation costs, so please take this into consideration when finalizing your schedule.


Common Fields of Study

Below are some common fields of study at AUT University. Use the course codes listed to search for units in each field of study. To search for classes in these fields, refer back to the AUT online course catalog.

Art & Design – ARDN, DIGD, FASD, SPAD, TEXD
Business – ACCT, BSYS, DESN, ECON, ENTR, FINA, HRMG, INTP, MGMT
Communication – COMM
Computer Science – COMP, INFS
Journalism – JOUR
Digital Media – DIGM
Health Science – HEAL
Marketing & Advertising – ADVT, MARS,
Psychology – PSYC
Public Relations – PUBL
Social Sciences – CLSY, PHIL, POLS, SOSC
Sport & Exercise Science – SPSC, SPOR
Tourism – TOUR


Popular Courses

Semester 1 (February-June)
TIKA500: International Noho Marae: Indigenous Encounters of Maori Kind
HRMG650: Te Ara Pou Leadership
CWRT501: Creative Writing
HIST500: Introduction to New Zealand History

Semester 2 (July-November)
TIKA500: International Noho Marae: Indigenous Encounters of Maori Kind
HRMG650: Te Ara Pou Leadership
CWRT501: Creative Writing
HIST500: Introduction to New Zealand History

Choose Earth

At TEAN, “Choose Earth” encompasses not only environmental sustainability but also social justice and cross-cultural awareness. AUT offers a range of courses that will expose you to global issues, solutions and understanding.

ENVS623: Planning for Environmental Sustainability (Semester 2)
CRIM680: Policing and Society (Semester 2)
POLS681: War and Peace (Semester 2)
CULN702: Food Ethics and Sustainability (Semester 2)
ENVS501: Biodiversity (Semester 2)
TOUR609: Tourism and Sustainability (Semester 2)
DESN702: Design for Sustainability (Semester 2)
SOSC787: Diversity, Power, and Discrimination (Semester 2)


Unique Opportunities

TIKA500: International Noho Marae: Indigenous Encounters of Maori Kind
This course provides students with a background in Maori culture, traditions and protocols. Part of this course includes a weekend event at the beginning of the semester in which students stay on the AUT Marae where they will meet and learn from Maori people, learn and take part in cultural performance, enjoy a traditional Maori feast and learn Maori arts and crafts. This class is for international students and is always a highlight of study abroad students’ semester.

Internship for Credit
AUT offers the opportunity to get hands on experience with their internship for credit. Students will take two 15-point classes from AUT’s regular course offerings and will then have the part-time internship worth 30-points. Please note there is an additional NZD$800 internship placement fee for this opportunity.

Land and Water Based Pursuits
SPOR602 Land Based Pursuits and SPOR603 Water Based Pursuits are two classes in which students will learn technical skills and safe practice in a range of land based and water based outdoor activities. Students will find themselves outside the classroom getting hands on learning. These classes must be taken together and are only offered during Semester 2 (July).


FAQs

When and how do I enroll in classes?
AUT will enroll you in your top four classes listed in your TEAN Course Selection form. If there are timetable clashes or pre-requisites, they will go down your course list. AUT will then send your enrollment to your Program Manager who will send to you to review. If you’d like to make changes to the enrollment, please alert your Program Manager and they will work with AUT.

Can I take classes at AUT’s different campuses? How do I get there?
Yes, you can definitely take classes at all the AUT campuses. The Wellesley Campus is the main, city campus and that’s where the majority of classes are offered. Wellesley Campus is only about a 5-10 minute walk from your accommodation. The Akoranga campus on the North Shore is about a 15-20 minute AUT Shuttle ride from the city campus. The shuttle costs $2 per ride so is an additional expense. Many of the health classes are offered at the Akoranga campus. Finally, the South Campus in Manukau is about a 25 minute shuttle ride from the main, city campus. We typically don’t recommend students enroll in classes at this campus but they are available if required.

What if I want to change my classes once I get to campus?
You will finalize your enrollment during the International Student Orientation which is typically the week before classes start. You can make changes to your enrollment during this time and also during the one week add/drop period during the first week of classes.

Lincoln University

How to Find Courses

  1. Click on Lincoln’s online course catalog.
  2. Scroll down and search through the subjects on offer – you will see the subjects listed on the left hand side of the screen. Upon clicking, it will populate a list under that subject.
  3. If you click into the individual course, you can see how many credits the class is for, read an introduction about the class and see what, if any, prerequisites each class has.
  4. Pay attention to the course level indicated. As a study abroad student at Lincoln, you will be able to take courses at the 100, 200 and 300 levels. Also be sure to pay attention to which semester the class is offered. The Spring (February-June) term will be listed as Semester 1 and the Fall (July-November) term will be listed as Semester 2.
  5. Once you identify 6-8 courses that match your criteria and you have had your selected courses approved by your home university, enter them into your TEAN application under “TEAN Course Selection”

Common Fields of Study

Below are some common fields of study at Lincoln University. Use the course codes listed to search for units in each field of study. To search for classes in these fields, refer back to the Lincoln online course catalog.

Animal Science – ANSC
Biochemistry/Biological Science – BICH, BIOS
Ecology – ECOL
Environmental Studies – ERST
Forestry – FORS
Landscape Architecture – LASC
Maori Studies – MAST
Plant Science – PLSC
Soil Science – SOSC
Viticulture – WINE


Popular Courses

Semester 1
BICH 207 – Biochemistry II
BIOS 110 – Biological Sciences
LINC 101 – Land, People, and Economies
ECOL 202 – Biological Diversity
PLSC 320 – Crop Science
PLSC 204 – Plant Production Systems
WATR 301 – Water Resource Management

Semester 2
LINC 201 – Sustainable Futures
ERST 201 – Environmental Analysis
ERST 302 – Environmental Policy
SOSC 223 – Geomorphology
MAST 106 – Ngā Tikanga Māori (Māori Cultural Studies)

Choose Earth

At TEAN, “Choose Earth” encompasses not only environmental sustainability but also social justice and cross-cultural awareness. Lincoln offers a range of courses that will expose you to global issues, solutions and understanding.

ECOL103 – Ecology I: New Zealand Ecology and Conservation (Semester 2)
ECOL202 – Biological Diversity (Semester 1)
ECOL302 – Applied Ecology and Conservation (Semester 1)
ECON326 – The Economics of Natural Resources and the Environment (Semester 1)
MAST319 – Maori Environmental Management (Semester 2)
PHIL304 – Social and Environmental Ethics (Semester 2)
PHSC107 – Introduction to Earth and Ecological Sciences (Semester 1)
PHSC210 – Chemistry and the Environment (Semester 2)
PHSC211 – Land, Water and Atmosphere (Semester 1)
PLPT306 – Sustainable Plant Protection (Semester 2)


Unique Opportunities

Lincoln has its own vineyard on campus so students studying Wine Science and Viticulture classes have the unique opportunity to get hands on experience in a vineyard right on campus.

WINE 101: Introduction to the Winegrowing Industry
A great way to get a feel for viticulture, this course will give you a New Zealand perspective on the industry, and includes a field trip.

WINE 201: Viticulture I
This class is for students that have a bit of background in Viticulture and provides the opportunity to get more detail on the agricultural science and cultivation of grape plants. This class includes a field tour as part of the course.


FAQs

When and how do I enroll in classes?
Your courses will be sent to Lincoln with your application and they will then review your courses for pre-approval. Once we receive your offer letter, you will also receive an email directly from Lincoln with login details for your online Lincoln portal (LUCAS). You will then enroll online through LUCAS.

What if I want to change my classes after I submit my online enrollment?
You will be able to adjust your enrollment through the online system and then also during the International Orientation once you’re on campus. There is also an add/drop period during the first week of classes in which you can make changes.

Massey University

How to Find Courses

  1. Click on Massey University’s online course catalog.
  2. Select the campus you wish to study, either Palmerston North (Manawatu/PNTH) or Wellington
  3. Select the semester you will be studying abroad. The Spring (February-June) term will be listed as Semester 1 and the Fall (July-November) term will be listed as Semester 2.
  4. Use the keyword search function to type in the subject you’re looking for
  5. The results will then display below the search criteria and you can select a class to view more detail including a brief description.
  6. Pay attention to the course level indicated. As a study abroad student at Massey, you will be able to take courses at the 100, 200 and 300 levels. The level of the class can be determined by the second set of digits – for example, 150.201 is in the Maori Studies department (150), and is a 200 level class.
  7. You can also search the courses by subject using the “What Can I Study” page and then clicking the subject to see the list of classes. Just be sure you’re checking the semester and location the course is offered.
  8. Once you identify 6-8 courses that match your criteria and you have had your selected courses approved by your home university, enter them into your TEAN application under “TEAN Course Selection”

Please Note: Students applying for courses offered by Massey’s College of Creative Arts (COCA) will need to submit a portfolio. Specific details of the portfolio requirements will be sent by your TEAN Program Manager once you submit your course selections.


Common Fields of Study

Below are some common fields of study at Massey University. Use the course codes listed to search for units in each field of study. To search for classes in these fields, refer back to the Massey online course catalog.

Palmerston North Campus
Animal & Equine Science – 117, 286, 199
Agriculture – 112, 119
Business – 115, 152, 156, 178, 125
Communication & Media Studies – 219, 154
Environmental & Earth Science – 233, 196, 121, 188, 189
Science (Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Physics) – 122, 162, 123, 124, 120
Social Sciences – 148, 176, 279, 146, 175, 200, 134
Sport Management & Sport Science – 234, 194

Wellington Campus
Art & Design – 197
Commercial Music – 133
Communication & Journalism – 219
Creative Media Production – 289
Fashion Design – 212
Fine Arts – 213
Media Studies – 154
Photography – 221
Spatial Design – 224
Textile Design – 223
Visual and Material Culture – 237
Visual Communication Design – 222


Popular Courses

Semester 1 (February – June)
Palmerston North
199.206: The Fauna of New Zealand
230.110 Turangawaewae: Identity & Belonging in Aotearoa NZ
196.205 Ecology and Conservation
152.261 International Business
117.255 Animal Health, Behaviour and Welfare

Wellington
222.215 Brand Communication
172.232 Language and Society in New Zealand
213.150 Painting
139.223 Creative Processes
154.202 Advertising and Consumer Society

Semester 2 (July-November)
Palmerston North
230.110 Turangawaewae: Identity & Belonging in Aotearoa NZ
121.103 New Zealand Environments
176.102 New Zealand Society
131.121 Rich World, Poor World

Wellington
221.100 Photography as an Agent of Change
222.215 Brand Communication
289.102 Visualisation for Media Production
213.155 Drawing the Body I
154.205 Popular Music Studies

Choose Earth

At TEAN, “Choose Earth” encompasses not only environmental sustainability but also social justice and cross-cultural awareness. Massey offers a range of courses that will expose you to global issues, solutions and understanding.

Palmerston North
121.311 Global Environmental Issues (Semester 2)
132.111 Planning and the Environment (Semester 2)
178.74 Global Food Markets and Trade (Semester 1)
233.721 Global Climate Change (Semester 1)
176.216 Understanding Globalisation (Semester 2)
121.211 New Zealand Environmental Issues (Semester 2)
146.708 Anthropology Today: Current Issues (Semester 2)
154.302 Gender and Race in the Media (Semester 2)

Wellington
154.302 Gender and Race in the Media (Semester 2)
150.001 Foundation Maori Culture (Semester 1)
231.107 Social Determinants of Health (Semester 2)


Unique Opportunities

Classes with Fieldwork
Massey University has several course options if students are looking for some fieldwork or included excursions in their course. A list of these courses are:

Agriculture and Animal Science
127.242 Applied Valuation I
112.248 Food and Agribusiness Value Chains
199.101 Biology of Animals
199.206 The Fauna of New Zealand
199.310 Entomology

Geography
145.222 Rivers and Slopes
145.320 Quaternary Biogeography and Environmental Change
145.327 River Dynamics

Environmental Science
121.103 New Zealand Environments
121.211 New Zealand Environmental Issues
121.311 Global Environmental Issues

Ecology
196.205 Ecology and Conservation
196.315 Applied Ecology and Resource Management
196.316 New Zealand Plant Ecology
196.317 Community and Ecosystem Ecology

People and Sport
145.301 Research Practice in Human Geography
146.303 Practice of Field Work
179.255 Introduction to Field Education
234.345 An Integrated Model of Physical Education

Resource and Environmental Planning
132.112 Planning for Sustainable Development
132.217 Planning Hazard-Resilient Communities
132.305 Natural Resource Policy and Planning
214.312 Environmental Monitoring and Investigative Methods
284.322 Managing the Landscape

Internship for Credit
There are two opportunities for students to undertake an internship for credit. Students with a strong background in Communication Studies are able to apply to take the 219.311 Communication Internship which would make up one of the four classes students will be enrolled in at Massey. There is also an opportunity for students to intern in the International Office working with the Study Abroad and Exchange team. The credit will also be through 219.311 Communication Credit.


FAQs

When and how do I enroll in my classes?
After you receive your offer letter, you will also receive an email with login details to the Massey online portal, MyMassey. You will enroll through this online system. You will then finalize your enrollment on campus during the International Orientation.

If you are taking classes in Massey’s College of Creative Arts (COCA), you will not enroll until you are on campus and have met with a Massey academic advisor from COCA.

If I’m studying in Palmerston North, can I enroll in a class in Wellington?
No, if you’re planning to be in Palmerston North, you’ll need to be sure your classes are offered on the Manawatu campus. Same with Wellington, if you are planning to study in Wellington, you need to be sure you’re selecting classes that are offered at the Wellington campus.

What if I want to change my classes after I submit my online enrollment?
You will be able to adjust your enrollment through the online system and then also during the International Orientation once you’re on campus. There is also an add/drop period during the first week of classes in which you can make changes.

University of Auckland

How to Find Courses

  1. Go to the University of Auckland’s online course catalog. 
  2. From the top alphabetical index, click the first letter of the subject’s abbreviation.
  3. Scroll to the subject and click the link with the subject code and subject name to see the list of all the courses in that subject
  4. Click the green arrow or the subject name to see all the courses in that subject. Pay attention to the course level indicated. As a study abroad student at Auckland, you will be able to take courses at the 100, 200 and 300 levels. To see the specific course description, click the course name or course number link.
  5. Click the “View Course Schedule” to see what semester the course is offered. The Spring (February-June) term will be listed as Semester 1 and the Fall (July-November) term will be listed as Semester 2.
  6. Once you identify 6-8 courses that match your criteria and you have had your selected courses approved by your home university, enter them into your TEAN application under “TEAN Course Selection”

Common Fields of Study

Below are some common fields of study at the University of Auckland. Use the course codes listed to search for units in each field of study. To search for classes in these fields, refer back to the Auckland online course catalog.

Business – BUSINESS, MGMT, MKTG, ACCTG
Communication – COMMS
Computer Science – COMPSCI, COMPSYS, SOFTENG
Engineering – ENGGEN, ENGSCI, ENVENG, CHEMMAT, MECHENG, MECHTRON, BIOENG
Environmental Studies – EARTHSCI, ENVSCI
Media, Film & Television – FTVMS
Population Health – POPHLTH
Psychology – PSYCH
Sport & Exercise Science – EXERSCI, SPORT,
Science – SCIGEN, BIOSCI, CHEM, PHYSICS
Social Sciences – ANTHRO, HISTORY, SOCIOL


Popular Courses

Semester 1 (February-July)
MAORI 190: Kapa Haka 1
MAORI 130: Te Ao Maori: The Maori World
ANTHRO 104: Peoples and Cultures of the Pacific
ANTHRO 106: Issues and History in Popular Music
PACIFIC 100: Introduction to Pacific Studies
PACIFIC 110: Pacific Music and Dance
SOCIOL 100: Issues and Themes in Sociology

Semester 2 (July-November)
HISTORY 108: Rise and Fall of the USA
HISTORY 104: Pacific History: An Introduction
SOCIOL 101: Understanding Aotearoa New Zealand
PACIFIC 105: The Contemporary Pacific
BUSINESS 151: Communication in a Multicultural Society
SOCIOL 103: New Zealand Social Policy and Social Justice

Choose Earth

At TEAN, “Choose Earth” encompasses not only environmental sustainability but also social justice and cross-cultural awareness. University of Auckland offers a range of courses that will expose you to global issues, solutions and understanding.

SUSTAIN100: Sustainability and Us (Semester 2)
ENVSCI101: Environment, Science and Management (Semester 1 + 2)
ENVMGT744: Resource Management (Semester 2)
EARTHSCI120: Planet Earth (Semester 2)
MARINE302: Dynamics of Marine Systems (Semester 2)
GENDER208: Thinking Gender (Semester 2)
GEOG205: Environment and Society (Semester 2)
GLOBAL200: Global Challenges (Semester 2)
SOCIOL210: Colonisation, Globalization, and Social Justice (Semester 2)


Unique Opportunities

Quite a few of the upper level Auckland biology courses offer some sort of a field trip or field work as part of the course. Some of those courses are:

MARINE 302 – Dynamics of Marine Systems
BIO 320 – Pure and Applied Entomology
BIO 323 – Plant Diversity
BIOSCI 328 – Fisheries and Aquaculture
BIOSCI 329 – Biology of Fish
BIOSCI 330/MARINE 303 – Freshwater and Estuarine Ecology
BIOSCI 333 – Marine Ecology
BIO 337 – Animal Behaviour
BIOSCI 394 – Conservation Ecology
BIOSCI 396 – Terrestrial Ecology


FAQs

When and how do I enroll in my classes?
Once we receive your offer letter, you will receive login details directly from Auckland for their online portal. You will then accept your offer and enroll online using their system. For Spring students, enrollment won’t open until November 1 however Fall applicants will be able to enroll as soon as they receive their login details. You will receive instructions from your Program Manager about enrollment.

What if I want to change my classes after I submit my online enrollment?
You will be able to adjust your enrollment through the online system and then also during the International Orientation once you’re on campus. There is also an add/drop period during the first week of classes in which you can make changes.

University of Canterbury

How to Find Courses

  1. Click on Canterbury’s online course catalog.
  2. Select the subject area in which you are interested.
  3. Classes will be listed by level (see above), and will indicate their point value (credits) to the right.
  4. More detail, including a brief description of the course and a list of prerequisites, can be found by clicking the hyperlink below the course title.
  5. Pay attention to the course level indicated. As a study abroad student at Canterbury, you will be able to take courses at the 100, 200 and 300 level. Also be sure to check the class is offered during the semester you intend to study abroad. The Spring (February-June) term will be listed as Semester 1 and the Fall (July-November) term will be listed as Semester 2. If the year and you plan to study abroad is not available, feel free to search the current year to get an idea of what will be available when the updated course lists are released.
  6. Once you identify 6-8 courses that match your criteria and you have had your selected courses approved by your home university, enter them into your TEAN application under “TEAN Course Selection”

Commons Fields of Study

Below are some common fields of study at the University of Canterbury. Use the course codes listed to search for units in each field of study. To search for classes in these fields, refer back to the Canterbury online course catalog.

Business & Management – MBUS, MBIS, MBAD, BSNS, MGMT
Engineering – ENGR, ENCI, ENEL, ENME, ENCH, EMTH,
Film – FILM
History – HIST
Maori Studies – MAOR
Media Studies – COMS
Pacific Studies – PACS
Science – BIOL, CHEM, PHYS
Soil Science – SOIL
Water Resource Management – WATR


Popular Courses

Semester 1 & 2

PACE 295 – Internship
CHCH101 Rebuilding Christchurch – An Introduction to Community Engagement in Tertiary Studies (this is a service learning course)

Semester 1
MAOR 107 Aotearoa: introduction to Traditional Maori Society
MAOR 214 The Ancient Maori World
FORE 111 Trees, Forests and the Environment
BIOL 212 Marine Biology and Ecology
BIOL 113 Diversity of Life
HIST 128 New Zealand History from Waka to Weta
HIST 243 Kiwi Culture
GEOL 240 – Field Studies A – Mapping
ANTA 102 Antarctica – the Cold Continent
SOCI 111 Exploring Society
ANTH 238 Exploring the Past
CINE 101 What is Cinema?
SPCO 101 Introduction to Sport Coaching
PSYC 207 Developmental Psychology
GEOG 109 Forces in Nature
MGMT 221 International Business
SCIE 301 Science and Entrepreneurship in New Zealand
ENGL 115 Childhood in Children’s Literature

Semester 2
TEPE 112 Land Journeys and Ethics
BIOL 273 New Zealand Biodiversity and Biosecurity
MAOR 108 Aotearoa: Introduction to New Zealand Treaty Society
MAOR 172 Science, Maori and Indigenous Knowledge
MAOR 282 Kapa Haka – Introducing Maori Performing Arts
HIST 255 Heroines in History
GEOL 113 Environmental Geohazards
ANTA 103 Antarctica: Life in the Cold
CINE 221 Special Topic: Film on the Faultline
SPCO 103 Sport Psychology 1
PSYC 211 Personality
MKTG 204 Consumer Behaviour
MGMT 208 Principles of Leadership
CULT 132 Cultural Studies – Reading Culture
BIOL 251 Exercise and Health

Choose Earth

At TEAN, “Choose Earth” encompasses not only environmental sustainability but also social justice and cross-cultural awareness. Canterbury offers a range of courses that will expose you to global issues, solutions and understanding.

ANTA 102 Antarctica: The Cold Continent (Semester 1)
ANT A103 Antarctica: Life in the Cold (Semester 2)
ANT A201 Antarctica and Global Change (Semester 2)
BIOL 113 Diversity of Life (Semester 1)
MGMT 230 Business, Society and Environment (Semester 1 + 2)
MGMT 335 Special Topic: Business and Sustainability (Semester 1)
ECON 225 Environmental Economics (Semester 1)
ACCT 340 Social and Environmental Reporting (Semester 1)
MGMT 333 Managing Corporate Responsibility (Semester 1)
FORE 111 Trees, Forests and the Environment (Semester 1)


Unique Opportunities

CHCH101: Strengthening Communities through Social Innovation
This is a service learning course that offers the opportunity for students to participate in a hands-on community engagement project and learn more about Christchurch in the context of post-earthquake Christchurch.

PACE295: Internship
Canterbury offers students the opportunity to take on an internship for credit where students will work on a project designed by a company or organization in New Zealand. Students will take three 15-point classes from Canterbury’s regular course offerings and will then have the PACE295 internship course as the fourth course of their enrollment.

Canterbury has several unique faculties, including, Antarctic Studies (ANTA), Communication Disorders (CMDS), Astronomy (ASTR), and Sport Coaching (SPCO).


FAQs

How and when will I enroll in my classes?
After you receive your offer letter, you will receive login details from Canterbury and instructions on completing an Application to Enrol. Once you have done this, you will have access to an online enrollment portal. You will finalize your enrollment on campus during the International Student Orientation.

What if I want to change my classes after submitting my online enrollment?
You will be able adjust your enrollment through the online system and then also during the International Orientation once you’re on campus. There is also an add/drop period during the first week of classes in which you can make changes.

University of Otago

How to Find Courses

  1. Click on the Otago online course catalog.
  2. You can list all subjects from A – Z or use the ‘Search for a paper’ option
  3. If you use the ‘Search for a paper’ option use the following:
    1. Semester – Select the semester you wish to study abroad keeping in mind that Spring (February-June) will be listed as Semester 1 and the Fall (July-November) will be listed as Semester 2.
    2. Year – Select the year you plan to go abroad
    3. Distance Taught – Select No. You do not want to take a paper by distance/off campus.
    4. Taught using a learning management system – You can skip this.
  4. The A-Z list of subjects will take you to the full overview of courses within each department and for each program. The search function will give you a list of the paper code, year, paper title, amount of points, and teaching period.
  5. More detail, including a brief description of the course and a list of prerequisites, can be found by clicking the hyperlinked course title
  6. Pay attention to the course level indicated. As a study abroad student at Otago, you will be able to take courses at the 100, 200 and 300 level.
  7. Once you identify 6-8 courses that match your criteria and you have had your selected courses approved by your home university, enter them into your TEAN application under “TEAN Course Selection”

Commons Fields of Study

Below are some common fields of study at the University of Otago. Use the course codes listed to search for units in each field of study. To search for classes in these fields, refer back to the Otago online course catalog.

Business – ACCT, ECON, BSNS, MANT, MART
Communications – MFCO
Criminology – CRIM, POLS
English – ENGL, LING
Geology – GEOL, EAOS
Education – EDUC
Environmental Studies – ENVI, BIOL
Health – ANAT, PHSE, PHTY
History – HIST, ARTV, PHIL, CLAS
Maori Studies – MAOR
Philosophy – PHIL
Religion – CHTH, BIBS, RELS
Science – CHEM, BIOL, PHAL, HUBS, ANAT


Popular Courses

Semester 1
MAOR102 Maori Society
HIST107 New Zealand in the World, 1350-2000
POLS213 New Zealand Foreign Policy
MAOR110 Introduction to Conversational Māori
MAOR108 Waiata: Te Timatanga (Maori Performance)
RELS102 Hinduism and Buddhism
CLAS109 Roman Social History: Slaves, Gladiators, Prostitutes
RELS327 Buddhist Thought
EAOS111 Earth and Ocean Sciences
POLS221 New Zealand Political Parties and Elections
HIST106 East meets West: Encounters in Global History
ENGL241 Irish-Scots Gothic and the Gothic as Genre
PHIL101 Mind and Reality
SOCI101 Sociology of New Zealand

Semester 2
MAOR102 Maori Society
RELS309 The Body in Asian Religions
POLS101 Political Philosophy – Basic Problems
HIST224 Anzac and Its Legacy: New Zealand and the First World War
MAOR110 Introduction to Conversational Māori
LING111 Language and Its Structure
POLS104 International Relations
ENGL228 Writing for the Professions
RELS309 The Body in Asian Religions
RELS327 Buddhist Thought

Choose Earth

At TEAN, “Choose Earth” encompasses not only environmental sustainability but also social justice and cross-cultural awareness. Otago offers a range of courses that will expose you to global issues, solutions and understanding.

ECOL111 Ecology and Conservation of Diversity (Semester 1)
GEOL272 Evolution of New Zealand Biota (Semester 1)
MANT337 Organizations and Sustainability (Semester 1)
ENVI211 Environemental History of New Zealand (Semester 2)
ENVI311 Understanding Environmental Issues (Semester 2)
ANTH105 Global and Local Cultures (Semester 2)
BITC202 Animal Ethics (Semester 2)
GEND205 Gender and the Media (Semester 1)
GEND206 Gender, Work and Consumer Culture (Semester 2)
MAOR102 Maori Society (Semester 1 + 2)
POLS207 Environmental Politics (Semester 1)


Unique Opportunities

TOUR219 Destination Management
This course allows students to study how tourism destinations are managed, from crisis management, to production and even delves into sustainability. Students also have a compulsory 3-day excursion to Queenstown that allows students to learn first hand from tourism facility managers. (Semester 1)

Independent Study Opportunities
Primarily reserved for students in their 4th year of study, the University of Otago has previously allowed students with very strict course requirements to do an independent study that aligns with a required course that students will need to take to finish their degree. Please note, this is dependent on approval from both Otago and your home university.


FAQs

How and when do I enroll in my classes?
Once we receive your offer letter, you will receive login details to Otago’s online portal (e-vision). Using e-vision, you will accept your offer and submit your enrollment online. Once on campus, you will finalize your enrollment in person. You will receive instructions on how to enroll from your Program Manager with your offer letter.

What if I want to change my classes after I’ve submitted my online enrollment?
You can make changes to your enrollment online by submitting a request to change papers. You will also have the opportunity to adjust your enrollment in person during International Student Orientation. During the first week of classes, you will also have an add/drop period in which you can make adjustments to your enrollment.

Victoria University of Wellington

How to Find Courses

  1. Click on the VUW online course catalog.
  2. Select ‘Undergraduate’ from the dropdown menu to the left of the search box.
  3. Select a Subject to view in the dropdown menu or use the search box to enter in a keyword.
  4. Scroll down and you will find the available courses listed in their level. Click on a specific course name or course code to see the full course description.
  5. Pay attention to the course level indicated. As a study abroad student at Victoria, you will be able to take courses at the 100, 200 and 300 levels. Also be sure to pay attention to which semester the class is offered. The Spring (February-June) term will be listed as Trimester 1 and the Fall (July-November) term will be listed as Trimester 2.
  6. Once you identify 6-8 courses that match your criteria and you have had your selected courses approved by your home university, enter them into your TEAN application under “TEAN Course Selection”

Please Note: Depending on the paper, you may be required to travel to a different campus (other than the main campus of the university). You will be responsible for any additional transportation costs, so please take this into consideration when finalizing your schedule.


Commons Fields of Study

Below are some common fields of study at Victoria University of Wellington. Use the course codes listed to search for units in each field of study. To search for classes in these fields, refer back to the VUW online course catalog.

Architecture & Design – SARC, LAND, DSDN, BILD]
Business – MARK, IBUS, FINA, QUAN, ECON
Education – EDUC
English and Literature – ENGL, CREW
Environmental and Earth Sciences – ENVI, ESCI
Music & Performance – PERF, CMPO, MUSC
Sciences – BIOL, CHEM, BMSC, PHYS,
Social Science – POLS, SOSC, PSYC, HIST, MAOR, ANTH

Students applying for courses offered by VUW’s Architecture and Design faculty will need to submit a portfolio. Specific details of the portfolio requirements will be sent by your TEAN Program Manager once you submit your course selections.


Popular Courses

Trimester 1 (February – July)
MAOR123: Te Iwi Maori me ana Tikanga/Maori Society and Culture
INTP244: New Zealand in the World
MUSC105: Music Now: Understanding Music Through the Lens of the 20th-21st Centuries
PERF151 Maori Music Performance
HIST112: Islands and Peoples: Aotearoa New Zealand in World History
HIST217: The United States and Global Power, 1890-2010

Trimester 2 (July – November)
MAOR123: Te Iwi Maori me ana Tikanga/Maori Society and Culture
HIST315: Media and the Modern USA
ESCI132: Antarctica: Unfreezing the Continent
ANTH102: Social and Cultural Diversity

Choose Earth

At TEAN, “Choose Earth” encompasses not only environmental sustainability but also social justice and cross-cultural awareness. VUW offers a range of courses that will expose you to global issues, solutions and understanding.

BIOL132 – Biodiversity and Conservation (Trimester 2)
ESCI132 – Antarctica: Unfreezing the Continent (Trimester 2)
BIOL222 – Ecology and the Environment (Trimester 1)
BIOL328 – Behaviour and Conservation Ecology (Trimester 2)
GEOG312 – Race, Gender and Development (Trimester 2)
INTP363 – Human Rights (Trimester 2)
SPOL306 – Social Inequality (Trimester 2)
ANTH315 – Special Topic: Capitalism, Culture and Inequality
GEOG212 – Worlds of Development (Trimester 1)
ECON333 – Labour Economics (Trimester 1)


Unique Opportunities

BIOL219: New Zealand Flora and Fauna
This course provides the opportunity to get out of the classroom to learn about the New Zealand flora and fauna at the World’s first fully-fenced urban eco-sanctuary, Zealandia.

FHSS205: Special Topic: The Future of Work
This course looks at how the workforce is changing at a rapid pace and will look much different in the future. Part of this course is getting the opportunity to work on a project for a Wellington based organization in which your group will make recommendations that may be implemented by the organization. This course is typically run during Trimester 2 (July).


FAQs

When and how do I enroll in classes?
TEAN will submit your course selections to VUW for review and assessment by VUW faculty. The International Office will then send TEAN the course outcomes. TEAN will then send them to you with instructions for online enrollment. You will then be able to enroll online through Victoria’s online portal. Course outcomes can take quite a while to come back and you will likely not receive your course outcomes and enrollment instructions until about a month prior to your departure for New Zealand.

Can I take classes at VUW’s different campuses? How do I get there?
Yes, you can definitely take classes at all the VUW campuses. The Kelburn Campus is the main campus and that’s where the majority of classes are offered. The Kelburn Campus is only about a 10 minute walk from your accommodation. The Te Aro and Pipitea Campuses are about a 30 minute walk from the Kelburn campus or about 20 minutes via public transport. Public transport would be an additional expense. Several business courses are offered at the Pipitea campus while Architecture and Design courses are offered at the Te Aro campus.

What if I want to change my classes once I get to campus?
Once you submit your online enrollment, you are not able to make changes until you’re on-campus. You will then finalize your enrollment during the International Student Orientation which is typically the week before classes start. You can make changes to your enrollment during this time and also during the one week add/drop period during the first week of classes.