Emily G, New Zealand- University of Auckland (Geology)

ACADEMICS What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? I took two classes that related to my major and two classes that I thought sounded interesting but didn’t give me any credits I needed. For all of the classes I took I had about four professors. Each course is … More Emily G, New Zealand- University of Auckland (Geology)

Rebecca A., New Zealand- University of Auckland (English Literature)

“Aotearoa will forever be your second home!” ACADEMICS What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? I took 3 classes for my major and 1 general education class while abroad. The most difficult of my classes (English 361: Reinventing Ireland) was catered towards students who were nearing graduation … More Rebecca A., New Zealand- University of Auckland (English Literature)

Ami M., New Zealand – University of Otago (Psychological and Brain Sciences)

Studying in the land of sheep and weekly backpacking trips to the beautiful national forests? I’ll take it. ACADEMICS What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? I took one class for my major and two general education classes. My psychology class was quite different from the ones … More Ami M., New Zealand – University of Otago (Psychological and Brain Sciences)

Derek Y., New Zealand – University of Auckland (Biological Sciences)

Kia Ora! Welcome to the land of the three kiwis! ACADEMICS What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? I took three upper division Biology classes and Kapa Haka. Each Biology class had a lab as a part of it and they brought in multiple professors to teach … More Derek Y., New Zealand – University of Auckland (Biological Sciences)

Taylor V., New Zealand – University of Auckland (Mathematical Sciences & Statistical Science)

Kia Ora! My semester abroad in New Zealand was sweet as! ACADEMICS What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? I took two classes for my majors (Mathematical Logic & Statistical Programming and Modeling with SAS), and two GEs (Te Ao Māori: The Māori World & New Zealand … More Taylor V., New Zealand – University of Auckland (Mathematical Sciences & Statistical Science)

Sophie R., New Zealand – Victoria University of Wellington (Psychology & Brain Sciences)

From being a California bumpkin to an experienced kiwi; my adventure from California to Wellington New Zealand. ACADEMICS What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? I took three psychology classes and one management class. What was your favorite class abroad? I loved the Abnormal Psychology class. There … More Sophie R., New Zealand – Victoria University of Wellington (Psychology & Brain Sciences)

Lauren Paiste, New Zealand Universities- University of Waikato (Sociology)

What was your biggest fear about studying abroad that turned out to be no big deal? My biggest fear prior to studying abroad was being all by myself in a new environment. Traveling on my own was something I had never done before but after studying abroad, I realized that the world is not as … More Lauren Paiste, New Zealand Universities- University of Waikato (Sociology)

Matan Bostick, New Zealand Universities- Victoria University of Wellington (Political Science)

1. What was your biggest fear about studying abroad that turned out to be no big deal? My biggest fear of studying abroad was being alone. I had never spent 6 months on my own before and I had a pretty comfortable life in Santa Barbara. I had many friends and a long-time girlfriend whom … More Matan Bostick, New Zealand Universities- Victoria University of Wellington (Political Science)

Alyssa Pace, New Zealand Universities-Victoria University of Wellington (Environmental Studies)

  Best Memory: I can’t choose one! A few of my favorites are bungee jumping, solo hiking Roy’s Peak, and watching the sun set on Lake Wakatipu with hot chocolate and my best friends. Biggest Challenge: Learning how to travel without my parents. After our week-long orientation in Auckland, we were left to our own devices to … More Alyssa Pace, New Zealand Universities-Victoria University of Wellington (Environmental Studies)