In addition to the strong academics offered by its universities and serving as the center of government, Wellington is the artistic and cultural capital of New Zealand and is surrounded by rolling, green hills and a beautiful harbor. This quirky, compact capital city brings together the upbeat atmosphere of a large city and the stunning scenery of New Zealand's North Island. Further, Wellington also caters to nature lovers, as it is only a short distance from biking trails, hiking tracks, and vineyards, making this city a great place to live no matter your interests.
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What Our Students are Saying
"Studying Abroad was the greatest decision I have ever made. I've met life-long friends, travelled to incredible places, and achieved many of my life goals. This would not have been possible without ISA. Their amazing staff was extremely helpful, and provided me with experiences that will last a lifetime. Thank for you giving me the best time of my life! I will be forever grateful!"
Cameron R.Grand Valley State University
"My ISA staff for Wellington were so amazing! They were so kind and helpful and I really appreciate all they did for me and the rest of the ISA Wellington students... I am so thankful I chose to study abroad through ISA! Many of the people I met and memories I made during my time abroad were a result of ISA. ISA facilitated such a great abroad experience for me that helped me grow in ways I could never have imagined. "
Haley W.Mississippi State University
"ISA was a fantastic stepping stone from which I could jump into the pool of the world. Great support system and staff, and truly interested in providing students with a complete picture of their new home!"
Kristina T.University of Colorado, Boulder
"Studying in Wellington is such a great place to experience culture, and have the ability to travel, since you are in the center of the country! There is also a great ISA team to help guide you through your entire study abroad experience, and offer great excursions to partake in!"
Madison P.Chapman Unviersity
"This semester studying abroad in Wellington has been absolutely incredible. ISA helped me get adjusted and continued to offer support and exciting activities throughout our time in New Zealand. These past few months have been some of the best of my life, and I unreservedly recommend both ISA and studying abroad in general to everyone."
Rebecca V.Elizabethtown College
"ISA was absolutely amazing! The staff became family. The fellow student’s family. The whole experience was delightful and I would totally do it again! The ISA program helped connect me to New Zealand in a way I would of never been able to experience without their help. I got to truly jump into the culture and I'm very happy I got that experience"
Samuel T.School of the Art Institute of Chicago