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Skidmore College
Skidmore in New Zealand

Requirements and Application

  • Junior standing
  • Cumulative GPA requirements differ by New Zealand university:
    • University of Auckland: 3.0 GPA
    • University of Canterbury: 2.75 GPA
    • Ability to demonstrate, through personal essay and recommendations, the level of maturity and self-motivation needed to succeed abroad

If you do not meet the requirements above, you must petition to study abroad. 

To Apply

The Skidmore in New Zealand program is offered during the fall or spring semester. Please apply by the following deadlines:

Fall semester: March 1
Spring semester: October 1

You can find the program application here:

Any student receiving academic or physical accommodations should be aware that the program may or may not be able to provide the same accommodations. Off-Campus Study & Exchanges staff is available to discuss your current accommodations to determine what accommodations can be provided.

Meet with the Coordinator for Students with Disabilities in Student Academic Services before you go away. The Coordinator can provide you with a statement of approved accommodations that would be granted at Skidmore during the time you will be in the foreign country. Feel free to discuss any disability-related questions related to study abroad with the Coordinator for Students with Disabilities.