Summer 2020 study abroad programs are canceled. Contact your GEC program manager for more information.
About the Location
New Zealand is known for its gorgeous landscapes that have served as the backdrop for numerous films such as the Lord of the Rings series, and it is a top destination for outdoor adventurers with its majestic mountain ranges, rivers, and miles and miles of coastline. Come intern abroad in New Zealand and experience this amazing country with API!
City Information – Auckland
Located on the northwestern tip of the North Island, Auckland (population 1.5 million) is the largest city in New Zealand, and home to an eclectic population of Europeans and Pacific Islanders. Known as the “City of Sails” for the abundance of boats in its harbor, the metropolitan area features over 100 miles of coastline. Come intern abroad with API in Auckland and see for yourself why the city is consistently rated one of the world’s most livable cities!
City Information – Wellington
Wellington (population 450,000), is located on the southern tip of the North Island and is New Zealand’s capital city. Considered New Zealand’s cultural heart, Wellington features many museums, live music venues, theaters, and art festivals. Wellington is also a leading center for creative industries such as film and computer technologies. Often compared to U.S. cities such as Seattle and Portland due to its climate and culture, Wellington has all of the charm of a smaller European city with the beauty of New Zealand’s flora and fauna. True to the island spirit, Wellington’s residents take advantage of the close access to the sea – almost all of the city’s population lives within 2 miles of the coastline. Come intern abroad with API in Wellington!
Grades count toward an Elon GPA.
Global Engagement courses may not be taken on an audit or pass/fail basis, regardless of the host institution's policy.
General Program Dates
- Summer 1- Apply by February 15
- May- July
Costs for study abroad vary program to program and will not be exactly the same as on-campus costs of attendance at Elon.
For cost information for this program, please see the budget sheet.
GEC Access Scholarships are designed to help provide access for all undergraduate students to participate in an Elon-approved Global Engagement (Study Abroad or Study USA) program. The application for a GEC Access Scholarship is a questionnaire embedded in the outgoing program application--there is no external application. Please see the GEC Access Scholarship brochure for information on eligibility, conditions, and notification.
For additional information on scholarships or other funding for global engagement, see the Financial Planning for Global Study page.
If you qualify for a travel grant through any of the fellows or scholars programs, see the appropriate program director for more information on how to apply the grant to your global engagement program. Visit the Deadlines and Events Calendar for travel grant deadlines.
API offers scholarships to students interning abroad on API programs. Information is available on the API website.
Students will stay in a double share bedroom in a furnished student apartment.
Students must complete the online MyElonGlobal application by the published deadline. See the Deadline and Events Calendar for the most up-to-date deadline information. Applications are generally accepted one semester in advance.
Initial approval is granted by Elon, and final acceptance is granted by API.
Note: This program has limited capacity. Applications for a given term will no longer be accepted once capacity has been reached.
A successful semester and summer abroad is dependent upon adequate preparation. Students will participate in a series of mandatory orientations during the semester prior to studying abroad. These orientations will address issues of academic, cultural, logistical, financial, and personal preparation, as well as health and safety. Failure to participate in the required orientations will result in dismissal from the program. Any financial losses incurred by this dismissal, including program fees and international airfare, are the student's full responsibility.
View the pre-departure orientation schedule
for the summer and semester programs.
Additional Information and Links
Connect with the GEC, global engagement alumni, and prospective students on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. And keep in touch with us using #ElonGlobal!
Contact Global Ambassadors to learn more from global engagement alumni. Global Ambassadors are GEC student representatives that have participated in one or more Study Abroad or Study USA programs and have been trained to help you prepare for your own global engagement. They are looking forward to hearing from you!