The University of Auckland is New Zealand's leading research-led University, and is also New Zealand's largest university. Established in 1883, it has grown into an international centre of learning and academic excellence. The University is situated in the heart of the cosmopolitan city of Auckland and provides an exciting and stimulating environment for over 32,000 students.
The University's comprehensive range of research-based study programs is internationally recognized, and attracts postgraduate and undergraduate students from all over the world. In 2002, more than 1,000 international students from 60 different countries chose to study at Auckland. Their different perspectives and cultures enrich the entire University community.
Auckland is New Zealand's largest city, with a wider metropolitan population of just over a million. The city is also known by Maori as Tamaki-makau-rau, "Tamaki desired by thousands".
The University of Auckland's campuses offer the attractions of city life combined with the appeal of outdoor living - close to cafes, restaurants, cinemas, parks, quality clothing and craft shopping, yet within 30 minutes of some of the world's most stunning beaches. A harbor city with a mild climate, Auckland provides opportunities to pursue all sorts of water sports and explore the many islands in its harbor, famed as tourist spots and bird sanctuaries. Auckland is also a center for the arts and entertainment. The Aotea Centre, Town Hall and many other venues regularly play host to world-class performances of music, dance and theatre. The University's own Maidment Arts Centre also offers a wide variety of professional performance, including theatre, dance and music.
Prior to exchange, UVA students will have completed all 2nd year courses and the following third year courses:
- NUCO 3110 Adult- Gero Nursing
NUCO 3310 Pediatric Nursing
NUCO 3610 Maternal Child Nursing
NUIP 3210 and 3420 Pathophysiology and Clinical Management I and II
NUIP 2430 and 3430 Pharmacology and Clinical Management I and II
NUIP 2310, 3320, and 3330 REAL I (Research, Ethics, Advocacy and Leadership)
REAL II( Quality, Safety, and EBT)
Students will enroll in Nursing 202 and 302, a full-time semester-long course for which they will be placed on a medical or surgical unit together with Auckland students. They will also have a clinical rotation in a Psych-Mental Health setting. Each student will have a clinical supervisor from the unit as well as a clinical instructor/lecturer from Auckland. Students will have the opportunity to participate in lessons based on dialogue and reflection as well as relevant classes and lectures.
UVA students will receive the following credit:
- NUCO 4110 Critical and Transitional Care (medical/surgical clinical); 4 credits
- NUCO 4310 Psych-Mental Health Nursing; 4 credits
- NUIP 4311 REAL III ( Research, Ethics, Advocacy and Leadership in Complex Systems); 2 credits
- Independent Study; 2 credits
UVA's Fall term is Semester 2 at University of Auckland. It begins in mid-July and finishes in late November. Students will arrive approximately 2 weeks proir to the start of the semester.
There are a range of accommodation options at Auckland, including catered and self-catered. Additionally, there is a wide range of rental accommodation available close to the University, ranging from fully furnished apartments to bungalow houses (flats), which students share with a group of others.
Unilodge is a new, privately owned complex just 5 minutes walk from the University, which is specifically designed for students and has common shared facilities such as kitchen, common room and swimming pool. Rental is on a six month tenancy agreement. For more information go to www.unilodge.com.au.
Consult the Accommodation Services' website for more information.
UVA students will pay their regular tuition rate and fees to UVA for the term they are on a UVA Exchange Program. Students are additionally responsible for room and board, transportation, and personal expenses. Students will pay the host institution or make their own arrangements for accommodations. Check the host institution web site for accommodation choices, cost, and application procedures.
Students are responsible for booking and paying for their own international airfare as well as researching and obtaining the necessary visa.
UVA students are required to purchase CISI emergency medical and accident insurance.
- UVA Tuition and Fees
- Host institution Room and Board
- International Airfare
- CISI insurance
- Books and Supplies
- Local Transportation
- Passport and Visa
- Personal Expenses
The University of Virginia believes in providing reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities on an individual and flexible basis. If you believe that you would require adjustments in order to fully participate in this program, please contact the Student Disability Access Center at 434-243-5180 as early as possible in order to begin this dialogue.
Passport and Visa
All participants will need a valid passport in order to participate in the program. Students must ensure that their passport is valid at least six months past the program return date. US passport holders will need a visa to participate in this program. All students must consult www.immigration.govt.nz for information about visa and other entry requirements. International students should meet with their International Student Advisor in the International Studies Office as part of the application process.
Health and Safety Information
All students considering Education Abroad should consult the Students Abroad section of the U.S. Department of State’s web-based travel resources and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Traveler’s Health web resources to research health, safety, and security conditions; visa requirements; immunization requirements; and recommendations on staying healthy and safe in their target destination(s). Students should also carefully review the UVA Education Abroad Health & Safety Abroad web page. Parents and guardians are strongly advised to review all of these resources, as well. UVA students and visiting students enrolled in UVA Education Abroad programs are subject to the University of Virginia’s Policy on Student International Travel.