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Wellington, New Zealand Project Center
Wellington, New Zealand (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: C term
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Restrictions: WPI applicants only
Estimated Expenses: C term
Fact Sheet:
Project Opportunities:
Ingrid Shockey, Mike Elmes
Center Highlights:
International, Urban
Housing Type:
Shared apartments
Program Preparation:
1/6 PQP in the term preceding departure, ID 2050 in the term preceding departure
Program Eligibility:
All majors eligible, Good academic standing (not on academic warning or academic probation), Sophomore at the time of application
Program Description:

Wellington, NZ


Wellington is the capital city and third most populous urban area of New Zealand, with a metropolitan population of approximately 390,000. The city is situated on Wellington Harbour, on the southwestern tip of the North Island, between the Cook Strait and the Rimutaka Range.

Wellington houses Parliament, the head offices of all Government Ministries and Departments, and most foreign diplomatic missions. It is also a cultural center with many museums (including Te Papa Tongarewa, the Museum of New Zealand), a vibrant film and theater industry, symphony and ballet companies, and the biennial New Zealand International Arts Festival. It has consistently ranked high on several indices of quality of living—Lonely Planet named Wellington the “coolest little capital in the world” in its Best in Travel 2011 guidebook.


In general, IQPs in Wellington will involve outreach to government organizations and NGOs in New Zealand on issues related to the natural environment, innovation, museums, Maori culture and health.

Past, present and anticipated projects focus on conservation and wildlife, impacts of earthquakes and climate change, innovation for New Zealand, museums and methods of enhancing the museum experience, Maori culture and development, and healthcare in New Zealand (particularly related to obesity and Type II diabetes in some segments of NZ society).


Student travel website from the Bureau of Consular Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Country-specific page from the U.S. Department of State

Country-specific travel health information from the Center for Disease Control

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Acad Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
C term 2015-2016 10/06/2014
01/12/2015 TBA TBA
C term 2016-2017 10/05/2015
01/11/2016 TBA TBA

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This program is currently not accepting applications.