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Sydney: University of Sydney

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Large, urban campus. Highly ranked university. Internships for credit available. Bates approves regular semester only (not Early Start/Early Depart). City of 5 million. Residential Colleges the best housing option. Total enr: 59,000.

Course selection: "Unit"= U.S. course; search the Unit catalog. Course load = 4 units (24 points) per semester. "Sport and Learning in Australian Culture" is considered as a 100-level course. At least half the course load above the first year level.

Apia: SIT - Social and Environmental Change

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Tropical, Pacific island in transition; anthropology and sociology; independent study project. Students live in housing with host country students at University of the South Pacific; 10 day rural home stay. Excursions to Fiji and American Samoa. Students are encouraged to apply for SIT scholarships.

Wellington: Victoria University of Wellington through Arcadia

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Compact campus overlooking the capital city; political studies, music, geology. Attractive coastal location. Arcadia program costs $5,000+ extra (not addressed by Bates financial aid). Many students have positive evaluations of Arcadia services: pre-departure info; on-site orientation; day and weekend excursions; on-site support staff. Total enr.: 20,000; # of Americans: 300 
Search the Course Catalog. Course selection: 60 points per semester; at least half the course load above the first year level. 100-level courses = Bates 100 level; 200-300 level courses = Bates 200 level and above.

Wellington: Victoria University of Wellington

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Compact campus overlooking the capital city; political studies, music, geology. Attractive coastal location. Housing information. Total enr.: 21,000; # of Americans: 300.
Search the Course Catalog. Course selection: 60 points per semester; at least half the course load above the first year level. 100-level courses = Bates 100 level; 200-300 level courses = Bates 200 level and above.

Dunedin: University of Otago through Arcadia

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Smaller university in a college town, good for ES and Music. Lots of outdoors activities. Earning a 3.0 gpa is a challenge without serious attention to coursework. Cooler setting. Paper = US course. Arcadia program costs $5,000+ extra (not addressed by Bates financial aid). Many students have positive evaluations of Arcadia services: pre-departure info; on-site orientation; day and weekend excursions; on-site support staff. Total enr: 20,000; # of Americans: 700
Search for courses ("papers"). Course selection: 72 points per semester; at least half the course load above the first year level. 100-level courses = Bates 100 level; 200-300 level courses = Bates 200 level and above. Paper = US course.

Dunedin: University of Otago

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Smaller university in a college town, good for ES, Music, Psychology. Lots of outdoors activities. Earning a 3.0 gpa is a challenge without serious attention to coursework. Cooler setting. Many Bates students; students seeking greater distance from Bates might want to consider the other NZ universities or the University of Tasmania in Australia. Housing mainly in university housing with international and NZ students (Kiwi buddy system). Total enr: 22,000; # of Americans: 700.
Search for courses ("papers"). Course selection: 72 points per semester; at least half the course load above the first year level. 100-level courses = Bates 100 level; 200-300 level courses = Bates 200 level and above. Paper = US course.

Christchurch: University of Canterbury through Arcadia

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Smaller city and university with a park-like campus; highly ranked geology & philosophy departments; Forestry School; lots of outdoor activities. Arcadia program costs $5,000+ extra (not addressed by Bates financial aid). Many students have positive evaluations of Arcadia services: pre-departure info; on-site orientation; day and weekend excursions; on-site support staff. Total enrollment: 13,000; # of Americans: 300
Search the Course Catalog. Course selection: 60 points per semester; at least half the course load above the first year level. 100-level courses = Bates 100 level; 200-300 level courses = Bates 200 level and above.

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Geology: Research and field work throughout NZ. Winter JSA preferable. Fewer Americans in Geo classes.

Christchurch: University of Canterbury

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Smaller city and university with a park-like campus; highly ranked geology and philosophy departments; Forestry School; lots of outdoor activities. City still struggling to recover from 2010 earthquake. Early app required for on-campus housing. Total enr.: 15,000; # of Americans: 300.
Search the Course Catalog. Course selection: 60 points and .50 EFTS per semester; at least half the course load above the first year level. 100-level courses = Bates 100 level; 200-300 level courses = Bates 200 level and above.

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Geology: Research and field work throughout NZ. Winter JSA preferable. Fewer Americans in Geo classes.

Auckland: University of Auckland through Arcadia

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Attractive campus in center of largest city, housing limited. Geology. More diverse & cosmopolitan; warmer. Arcadia program costs $5,000+ extra (not addressed by Bates financial aid). Many students have positive evaluations of Arcadia services: pre-departure info; on-site orientation; day and weekend excursions; on-site support staff. Total enr.: 35,000; # of Americans: 400
Course catalog. Course selection: 60 points per semester; at least half the course load above the first year level. Stage 1 = Bates 100 level; Stages 2,3 = 200 level and above.

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Geology: Strong fieldwork; excursions on west coast of North Island and Tongariro volcanic field. Fewer Americans in Geo classes.

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