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Skidmore in New Zealand - University of Auckland

Auckland, located on the North Island and built around two harbors, is the largest city in New Zealand. If you’re looking for a diverse vibrant city life that’s within reach to hundreds of beaches, world class surfing and epic hikes, consider Auckland.  The University of Auckland is located in the heart of the city, yet close to greenspace and the harbour. It is also home to the largest Polynesian population in the world.

The University of Auckland was established in 1883 and today is the largest university in New Zealand, with over 40,000 students. It has over 100 departments to select courses from and allows study abroad students to study across disciplines. 


During the spring semester only, students can choose to direct enroll at the University of Auckland, taking a full course load (4 courses) from a variety of disciplines.  Details on specific courses that are available to Skidmore students can be found here.

To learn more about what on-site academics are like, check out this video created by a Skidmore student at Auckland.



All students can apply to participate in an internship at the University of Auckland by enrolling the course ARTSGEN 301. You can read more about this option here.