Christina Ward, Rachel Kagarise, and Jenna Lysakowski study abroad in New Zealand in 2019

New Zealand | Hamilton

This fall or spring semester program offers students the opportunity to take four courses in almost any concentration at the University of Waikato in Hamilton, New Zealand.

The University of Waikato is located in the city of Hamilton, New Zealand’s fourth-largest city in the north-central region of the North Island, only 90 minutes south of Auckland. The Waikato area offers a wide range of recreational activities with many of New Zealand’s major lifestyles just a short drive from the University. These include excellent surfing and swimming beaches, forest parks, lakes, thermal hot pools, and limestone caves.

There is a mandatory set of pre-departure orientations at LVC for all students planning to participate in the program. Students attend an on-site orientation at the University of Waikato.

Program Details

Students will live in an on-campus residence hall and will eat all meals in an on-campus dining hall.

Other than meeting the stated prerequisites, LVC students will individually select four courses from the university.

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  • LVC tuition and fees
  • LVC room and board charges

Travel and personal expenses are NOT included in these fees. Fees are subject to change. Expect to spend about $1,500* for round-trip airfare.

* LVC will provide a $400 airfare subsidy for all students attending the New Zealand program.

Financial Aid Policy

Most LVC Students will receive their financial aid in full for all semester-long study abroad and study away programs. Allwein scholars will receive 50% of their full-tuition scholarship for semester-long study abroad and study away programs. The $2,500/year Allwein stipend may be used to supplement the reduction in scholarship. Tuition Exchange and Tuition Remission recipients will receive the value of the Mary A. Weiss Scholarship for semester-long study abroad programs. The value will be the equivalent to the value awarded to the same year’s incoming class. Additional LVC study abroad scholarship funding, based on eligibility, is available for this program.

Fall Semester

  • Applications should be received by March 1
  • $25 deposit is due with application*
  • Accepted students will owe a $175 program deposit by the application deadline*
  • Packet of forms is due by April 1
  • Length of stay: Early July to mid-November
  • Approximately 16 credits

Spring Semester

  • Applications should be received by October 1
  • $25 deposit is due with application*
  • Accepted students will owe a $175 program deposit by the application deadline*
  • Packet of forms is due by November 15
  • Length of stay: Mid-February to early July
  • Approximately 16 credits

* The $200 program deposit will be credited to the student’s account in the Business Office for the start of the off-campus semester. The $200 deposit will be forfeited on student withdrawal from the program.

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Students from any major who are in good standing (2.5 GPA) may apply.

Students will enjoy a one to two week, mid-semester break, a perfect opportunity to travel around New Zealand and the South Pacific. Australia, for instance, is only about three hours away by plane.