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Housing Information

Housing is provided on all ISA programs in the Pacific region, at an additional cost.

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 once a housing assignment has been allocated, typically around the Final Forms & Payment Deadline

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 to twenty minutes depending on housing and class locations.

Student Residences:
ISA students at both University of Auckland and AUT University have the option to live in co-ed apartments with other international and local students. Students will not live in the same apartment as other ISA students. Students at both universities will live in a student apartment within walking distance to their respective university. Each student will have their own bedroom, but will share a bathroom kitchen facilities, and living room with their 2-4 flatmates. Each residence hall includes additional facilities such as laundry rooms, music, study, and game rooms. Bedding is provided to all students. Each student residence is equipped with DSL or wireless internet access. Meals are not included.

A $500 refundable security deposit will be charged to students living in ISA arranged housing. ISA may retain some, or all, of this deposit in the case of damage to property, or if utility usage exceeds the allotted monthly amount.

University of Auckland Undergraduate Research program:
Housing is included within the program price. Students will be placed in off-campus, apartment-style accommodations.

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.