Study in New Zealand!
Since 1987, International Studies Abroad (ISA) has provided college students in the United States and Canada the opportunity to explore the world. A primary objective of all ISA programs is to facilitate the learning and development of students. We rely on host universities to provide quality instruction in the classroom, but ISA is the main facilitator of learning outside of the classroom.
AUT’s modern city campus is made up of high-rise buildings in Auckland’s Central Business District, allowing for ideal access to all the entertainment, shopping, and dining the city has to offer. AUT features two other campuses, both linked to the city campus by AUT shuttle buses, providing an easy way to get between classes and facilities. AUT centers around hands-on, practical learning and has developed a reputation for excelling in Maori cultural studies, media studies, engineering and design, as well as hospitality and tourism, among many other areas.
- Fall Semester: Early July to Early November (Semester II in New Zealand)
- Spring Semester: Early February to Late June (Semester I in New Zealand)
For more information about the Academic Calendar please visit the ISA AUT web page
ISA students stay in co-ed apartments with other international and local students and you will not live in the same apartment as other ISA students. You will have your own bedroom within a fully furnished three to five bedroom apartment. Rent, utilities, and linens are included in the program price; Meals and laundry service are not included. You will have access to social areas and activities including pool tables, basketball hoop, volleyball, foosball, table tennis and sports and social programs. Please note not all amenities are available at all housing options.
Students participating on ISA programs will be billed through Appalachian the ISA program cost. This will replace the Appalachian tuition & fees for the term they are abroad. In addition to the ISA costs students will also be responsible for submitting a $200 OIED Program Development Fee upon acceptance by the Education Abroad Office. The fee payment confirms your spot and is non-refundable.
Paid to Appalachian State
1ISA Program Fee includes tuition, housing, program excursions, and insurance.
|1ISA Program Fee
||See ISA Page
|2OIED Program Development Fee
|Intl Health Dev Fee
2The OIED Program Development Fee will be placed on students’ accounts upon acceptance by the Education Abroad Office. The fee payment confirms your spot and is non-refundable.
Estimated Additional Costs
1Personal expenses includes but is not limited to: toiletries, cell phone, emergency funds, laundry, basic travel and entertainment, etc.
|ISA Application Fee
||$1400 - $2200
||$1200 - $1500
||$4500 - $4800
|Refundable Housing Deposit
||$1200 - $1800
|Books and Materials
||$200 - $500
||$250 - $400
|Visa (for US Citizens)
|3US Based Health Insurance
|4Personal Travel and Spending
||$1000 - $1700
3Students are encouraged to maintain a US based health insurance plan while abroad (to exempt out of AppState insurance students must follow the App exemption process - proving that they have insurance coverage for the entirety of the semester.
4Personal Travel and Spending amounts will vary by student and will be affected by how often a student goes out, travels, and the items they purchase.
Please note that non-billable costs are estimates only and will be affected by personal spending habits, currency fluctuations, etc. Prices listed in USD unless otherwise noted.
Students are encouraged to start planning for their study abroad program costs well in advance. Please use the Student Financial Planning Worksheet to help estimate your anticipated expenses and your anticipated financial resources. When planning for estimated additional costs students are encouraged to research currency conversion rates.
The majority of financial aid and scholarships can apply to semester and year-long study abroad programs. For more information please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid web page.
ISA offers a variety of scholarship opportunities for students.
Each semester OIED offers a variety of different scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $250 to $2000.
Benjamin A Gilman Scholarship
The Gilman Scholarship Program application is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.
Fund for Education Abroad
Applicants from groups underrepresented in study abroad and those destined for non-traditional locations are given preference, in an effort to make the demographics of U.S. undergraduates studying abroad reflect the rich diversity of the U.S. population.
For information about additional scholarships please visit our External Scholarships web page.
As a visiting student, you can select from a wide range of courses within the following colleges: Applied Science, Business, Communication Studies, Education, Engineering, Languages and Culture, Social Science, Sports and Recreation, and Tourism.
For more information about the courses and structure of the program please visit the ISA AUT website.
All students are expected to maintain at least the equivalent of a full time course load according to Appalachian State and the host university while abroad (whichever is greater). Students participating on the ISA AUT program will take a total of 60 AUT credits. For more information about study abroad enrollment policies, credit approval, and credit and grade conversions please visit the Academics section of our website.
How to Apply
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and some programs may fill up before the listed deadline. Each year applications for Fall, Spring, and Summer will open up on August 1st. Once open the deadline will be listed below and an Apply Now button will be available at the top and bottom of this page. Most applications will have a 2 part application process so students are encouraged to complete their OIED application well before the listed deadline.
Students applying to an ISA program should complete the ISA application
while also completing the Appalachian application.
For more information about deadlines and how to apply please visit our Guide Me web page