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  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description

Overview

CAPA Shanghai
 

   Quick Facts

  • Campus: Mix of traditional and modern buildings with amazing views perched above the city

  • Active, social campus

  • Opportunity to participate in Victoria's International Leadership Program

  • Strong Programs in Business; International Relations; Performing Arts; Creative Writing; Media and Film; Political Science

  • Housing: Students will be placed in share houses in the neighborhoods surrounding campus

  • Multi-day Bridging Cultures Program orientation in Auckland and Rotorua

  • Optional semester break excursions to Thailand, East Coast Australia, Bali, Ayers Rock/Uluru, or New Zealand's South Island

Location

CAPA Shanghai - ECNU

CAPA Shanghai - ECNU

Location Details

Wellington is the capital of New Zealand, located on the southern coast of the North Island on the shores of Cook Strait. Along with serving as the center of government, Wellington is the artistic and cultural capital of New Zealand and offers numerous cultural, historical, and entertainment venues to enjoy. It's also the home of New Zealand's film industry, earning the nickname Wellywood.
                                              

Surrounded by rolling, green hills and a beautiful harbor, Wellington brings together the upbeat atmosphere of a large city and the stunning scenery of New Zealand's North Island. A short distance from biking trails, hiking tracks, and vineyards, the city is also home to numerous fine dining venues and boutique shops. Wellington also offers several museums, the most famous of which is the Te Papa Tongarewa, a museum that celebrates the history and culture of New Zealand through interactive, innovative exhibits.

Visa Information

U.S. citizens will require a visa* in order to participate in this program. Limited information about the visa application process may be provided by the ASU Study Abroad Office and/or your host institution, but it is your sole responsibility to research, apply, and secure a visa. Failure to obtain a visa may result in your inability to participate and, ultimately, your withdrawal from the program, subject to the terms of the Study Abroad Withdrawal Policy

Consult this page for additional information regarding visas. If you need assistance securing a U.S. Passport, visit the ASU U.S. Passport Acceptance Office in Tempe.

PLEASE NOTE: Visa requirements for non U.S. citizens may differ from those for U.S. citizens; students who are not U.S. citizens are advised to contact their International Coordinator and begin independently researching the visa requirements for their nationality as soon as possible.

*At the time of writing. This information is subject to change without notice; students should independently confirm this requirement with the relevant consulate/embassy.

Academics

Academic Program & Courses


 Minimum Admissions Prerequisites
  • Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.70.
  • There is no language prerequisite for this program.
  • Students must have completed at least two semesters of study at a four-year university at the time of application.
  • Students must submit an official ASU transcript. In addition, students with any transfer credit from another institution (this includes all community colleges and other 4-year institutions) must submit official copies of all transcripts.

Course Information
 
Course Disclaimer
  • Course placement is often based on a placement test administered on-site.
  • There may be mandatory prerequisites for some of the courses offered.
  • Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers.
  • All students should have alternate course options in mind in case of last minute class cancellations.
  • For a specific list of course prerequisites, please refer to the course listing/course descriptions for this program on the ISA website.
                                               
 Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington, founded in 1897, has a strong research focus, particularly in connection with various cultural and research centers in Wellington, including the Crown Research Institute, the Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand, and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. Among its wide range of courses, Victoria University boasts a world-renowned performing arts department and an internationally acclaimed business school. Victoria University prides itself on being world class in the areas of Earthquake and Antarctic Research. The University's strengths also run to Film and Media Studies, Political Science and International Relations, Architecture and Design, and Earth Sciences. The university is recognized by the Ministry of Education, New Zealand.
                                               
The university resides on four campuses in central Wellington. The Kelburn Campus, near the harbor, is home to the schools of science, engineering, humanities, and social sciences. The Pipitea campus, located in the city's central business disctrict, houses the schools of law, government, commerce, and professional development. The Te Aro campus, also near the central business discrict, was created specifically for the School of Architecture and Design. The nearby Karori Campus is home to the Faculty of Education as well as the foundation studies program.
                                                
Victoria's arts and humanities, social policy and administration, and psychology programs all rank in the top 60 in the world, according to QS World University rankings.The university is ranked in the top 250 in the world.

Access a list of courses other ASU students have taken and current course equivalencies.


DCU - studying
Photos courtesy of ISA

 

Housing

Hampstead Apartments
Photo courtesty of ISA

Program Housing

Housing is provided on all ISA programs in the Pacific region, at an additional cost. There are a range of housing options and costs vary according to accomodation selected and session. 
                                                
A Housing Commitment Fee of $1,000 must be paid by the Final Forms and Payment due date. This fee is nonrefundable after the payment due date and is applied to overall housing costs. The total housing cost will be billed 3-4 weeks prior to the program's departure, once a housing assignment has been allocated.
                                     
ISA Housing provides the opportunity for students to experience aspects of the New Zealand lifestyle that are inaccessible to the average visitor of New Zealand. All ISA Housing options are either within walking distance or conveniently located to public transit routes. Travel times to the various university buildings generally range between five and fifteen minutes depending on housing and class locations.
                                               
Flats
ISA students studying at Victoria University of Wellington have the opportunity to live in one of the university's student co-ed flats with local and international students.These flats are located in the neighborhoods surrounding campus and are fully furnished with four to six single-occupancy bedrooms. Bed linens are included, though towels are not, and laundry facilities are available on site and may require payment. Internet access is available.

Independent Housing
Students may opt to secure housing independently. Students who select this option will be responsible for their own housing during the program and will forgo any ISA assistance for housing matters.

The experience of living in another culture will be both educational and rewarding so long as you stay open-minded and reasonable at all times. There are differences in culture and lifestyle between life in New Zealand and the U.S. Remember: the key to a positive experience is flexibility.

Special Considerations

Below you will find information that may help you in planning for your study abroad experience. Early discussions and planning can help to support you in having a positive experience abroad. We invite you to meet with the International Coordinator for this program to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.

Physical Considerations

Study abroad participants may find themselves walking or taking public transit abroad more frequently than they are accustomed at their home campus.

Disability Accommodations Abroad

Individuals with disabilities can and do study abroad, but may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from the United States. 

In general, the Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program. Any student who anticipates needing any kind of special accommodation due to a disability should contact the ASU Study Abroad Office early in the planning process to investigate the availability of accommodations (including accessible facilities) on this specific program. Contact the Disability Resource Center and your Disability Access Consultant to include them in the discussion; be sure to give your Disability Access Consultant permission to speak with the Study Abroad Office on your behalf. You can find additional information and resources on our Students with Disabilities page.

LGBTQIA Students Abroad

Students of diverse sexual orientations or gender identities will find that the social climate, laws, and norms of other cultures will often differ from the U.S. If you identify as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, or queer student - or if you are still exploring your identity - you may face unique challenges when traveling abroad. 

We encourage students who identify as members of the LGBTQIA community to visit the U.S. Department of State website for helpful information about laws and attitudes in this program’s locations, including pre-travel tips and advice on staying safe while abroad. You can find additional information and resources on our LGBTQIA Students page.

Gender Identity Abroad

When traveling abroad, you may find different gender roles and norms than you’re used to. It’s possible that you may be treated differently or be expected to treat others differently based on your (or their) gender identity. 

You can find additional information and resources on our Gender Identity Abroad page.

Racial and Ethnic Minorities Abroad

Students of different ethnic and racial backgrounds may encounter unique challenges transitioning from life here in the United States to life as a student living abroad, including but not limited to access to personal care products and services.

You can prepare yourself for the situations you may experience by researching the ethnic composition of your host country and exploring its history of racial and ethnic relations. We encourage students to start that research on our Racial and Ethnic Minority Students page.

Cost

Cost Information

Partnership program participants will NOT pay ASU tuition for the courses completed abroad. Instead, participants will pay a Program Fee as a condition of participation. Partnership program participants are also responsible for paying a non-refundable $50 Application Fee, in addition to the published Program Fee. All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student.

Be sure to reference the Fall Semester Cost Sheet, or  Spring Semester Cost Sheet, for information on any additional estimated expenses.

The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sightsee or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-Program activities.

Funding

Funding Your Study Abroad Program

Studying abroad is an investment in your future, which requires careful planning and management. However, the personal, academic, and professional rewards that you will gain from this experience will last a lifetime. You should carefully consider costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your International Coordinator for guidance.

Steps to Financing Your Study Abroad Program

  1. Review the Considering Costs Table for a general overview and cost comparison of popular programs.
  2. Be sure to reference the Fall Semester Cost Sheet or Spring Semester Cost Sheet, to find a breakdown of program expenses.
  3. Attend a Financing Your Study Abroad Workshop.
  4. Consider your Financial Aid options.
  5. Search and Apply for Scholarships and Grants.
  6. Exhaust your options by exploring Additional Funding Resources including our Community-Based Funding Guide.
  7. View our  Financing Your Study Abroad Program Handbook for more information, including Payment Information.

Unique Funding Opportunities for This Program

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Dates & Deadlines
Dates & Deadlines
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2020 10/15/2019
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Rolling Admission 02/18/2020 06/28/2020
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed by the Study Abroad Office and/or in any host institution acceptance materials.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision tasks prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed

This program is currently not accepting applications.