International Studies Abroad ®est. 1987


Available Excursions for Christchurch

Excursions may not be available for all programs and sessions.

Adrenalin Forest

Located about 20 min from the main city centre, the Adrenalin Forest is a high wires course designed to challenge and get your heart pumping. Started by a French immigrant in 2006, the Adrenalin Forest was inspired by high ropes courses used by the French military. With the creator's first... Read More

Antarctic Center + Willowbank

In 1990 Christchurch International Airport Ltd. wanted to create a visitor centre showing people why the airport is so important for Antarctic scientific programmes. The airport wanted people to understand that Christchurch is a Gateway to Antarctica. Gateway means that lots of different... Read More

Auckland and Rotorua Bridging Cultures Program

The Bridging Cultures Program (BCP) encompasses the ISA on-site orientation delivered to all students at the onset of their ISA program, along with exciting activities aimed to introduce students to their new host country. The BCP brings together ISA students from various programs throughout the... Read More

North Otago Region and Lake Tekapo

Located approximately one hour away from Dunedin city lies the stunning region of North Otago and further west is the beautiful Lake Tekapo region famous for star gazing. North Otago is a geologically rich area which is famous for its natural wonders, including the mysteriously round Moeraki... Read More

Spring/Fall Break Excursions

In addition to the ISA included excursions in New Zealand, semester or year abroad students will have the opportunity to participate in optional spring/fall break excursions. The purpose of these trips is to give students exciting options to explore their host country or another unique... Read More

Wild West Coast

Experience the rugged West Coast of the South Island, an area of rainforests, glaciers, rivers, and mountains. Students will take a scenic trip from Christchurch, across the island to Greymouth, before touring up the coast to Punakaiki on the famous Coast Road. Discover the untouched beauty of... Read More