Quick Info

  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Fall, Spring
  • : Panther Program
  • : Education
  • : see below for Spring 2017 and Fall 2017 - see below for Spring 2017 and Fall 2017
  • : See below
  • : Contact Kristen Majocha
  • : 2.75 GPA (2.5 for engineers), Pitt Students: Must have completed 24 credits on a Pitt campus, Clear Judicial Record

Student Life

The picturesque North Island of New Zealand is known for outdoor activities like bungee jumping, kayaking, hiking, and camping.  Auckland is a safe, diverse city surrounded by the sea and quaint small towns. Students may also take advantage of additional traveling opportunities to nearby attractions in the South Island (NZ) and Australia. The South Island (NZ) is home to Milford Sound, heralded as "the most beautiful place in the world." Australia is a short plane ride from Auckland; students can explore cities such as Sydney and Melbourne, as well as the remote Australian Outback. 

On-Site Faculty And Staff

Dr. Bethany McConnell


Living arrangements for Pitt-Johnstown students consist of a homestay arranged by JCL Education, Ltd. For this homestay, students will be matched with a family from the school community and a teacher at their assigned school. All meals are provided by the host family. Homestays are usually located within walking distance of neighborhood schools, as well as local shopping and areas of interest. Public transportation is easily accessible in the greater Auckland area.

Pricing And Dates

Spring 2017

In-State Fee Out-of-State Fee
5971 (+ Pitt Johnstown tuition for 8 credits) 8043(+ Pitt Johnstown tuition for 8 credits)
Arrive in New Zealand Depart New Zealand

Fall 2017

In-State Fee Out-of-State Fee
TBD based on 16-17 tuition rates TBD based on 16-17 tuition rates
Arrive in New Zealand Depart New Zealand

Students enroll in eight credits of classes at Pitt-Johnstown during the semester that they study abroad and prior to their departure to New Zealand.  Costs are based on a part-time rate for the Johnstown rate plus the program fee from New Zealand.

Keep in mind that dates may change.  You shouldn't book airfare until given confirmation from your program manager.


Inclusions & Exclusions

As a part of your program fee, the following are included:

  • 8 credits at Johnstown prior to departure for NZ
  • 8 credits while in NZ
  • Housing in host family in New Zealand
  • Some meals (breakfast and dinners) with the host family in New Zealand
  • Student teaching experience in a diverse environment abroad

While your program fee will cover most of your expenses, keep in mind that you are also responsible for the following:

  • Roundtrip Airfare ~ $2200
  • Study Abroad Administrative Fee $400
  • Room and board while in Johnstown for the first half of the term
  • Passport fees $150
  • Mandatory International travel health insurance $100
  • Meals and personal expenses (~$400 - $500)

Remember that your lifestyle and spending choices can greatly affect the amount of money you'll need while abroad.  Visit our Budgeting page for more information.

Special Information

Students applying to the Student Teaching in New Zealand program are required to complete the prerequisite courses for the local student teaching experience, pass all requisite PRAXIS exams, and meet all other requirements for applying to the Upper Level.

Students are required to attend a group travel and safety orientation prior to departure.  Fall students attend their orientation during the first week of April and spring students attend during the first week in December.  Participating students will be contacted with specific information regarding date, location and time

Ready to get started on your application?