Study Abroad Opportunities in South Pacific

Victoria University of Wellington
Wellington, New Zealand

Victoria University of Wellington is one of New Zealand’s oldest and most prestigious tertiary institutions with a proud tradition of academic excellence. It is particularly well known for its programmes in law, the humanities, and some scientific disciplines, and offers a broad range of other courses. In recent years, Victoria has had to expand out of its original campus in Kelburn, and new campuses have been set up in Te Aro (architecture and design), Pipitea (opposite Parliament, housing the law, and commerce and administration schools) and Karori (education).

Why study at Victoria?

  • Victoria is New Zealand’s top ranked University for research quality.
  • About 3,000 international students from more than 100 countries study at Victoria.
  • The university connects and engages with the Government, the business sector, the community and other academic institutions throughout New Zealand.
  • Being located in New Zealand’s capital city, the University plays an important role by contributing to public policy in local and global issues.
  • The University has a range of internationally focused research centres spanning all faculties. These generate many interactive ventures with leading universities around the world, as well as with governments and private sector entities.
  • Victoria is the only New Zealand university to host an institute specifically devoted to enhancing links with Latin America.

University of Canberra
Canberra, Australia

The University of Canberra (UC) is a public university that is located in Australia’s capital city, Canberra, which is located just 2 hours from Sydney and from the South Coast. The University of Canberra is a young vibrant university with a focus on learning and creativity. It offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses covering six main learning areas: Applied Science; Health; Art and Design; Business, Government and law; Education and Information Sciences and Engineering.

Why study at Canberra?

  • A comprehensive, modern University engaged in innovative teaching and research to support the future needs of the professions, business, industry and government in the region as well as internationally.
  • 2013 QS WORLD UNIVERSITY RANKINGS by subject already ranks the university’s work among the best in the world in two categories: Politics and International Studies and Agriculture and Forestry.
  • UC has a strong relationship with Australian government and it appoints famous governing figures as UC Academics.
  • It is a single-campus University set on 120 hectares of native bush land with kangaroos with easy access to the full range of facilities and services within the university, the local community and city centre. It is a diverse and inclusive community of over 12,500 students, including 2,500 international students from over 100 countries.

Murdoch University
Perth, Australia

Murdoch is a truly international, research-led university full of free thinking students based in Perth. Studying at Murdoch isn’t just about learning in your chosen field. You’ll explore new ways of thinking and make a difference by combining cutting-edge theory with real-world experiences to help you graduate career-ready. We aim to create leaders, innovative thinkers and problem solvers capable of tackling contemporary issues on a local, national and global level.

Why study at Murdoch University?

  • Classes are small and allow you to become part of a close knit community.
  • Murdoch University has Australian campuses in Perth, Mandurah and Rockingham, and offshore campuses in Singapore and Dubai.
  • Murdoch partners with business, industry, governments, and other education institutions.
  • Campus is set in a beautiful bush environment and covers over 227 hectares, making it one of the largest campuses in Australia.
My semester abroad at Victoria University of Wellington through Richmond’s exchange program was a very unique time for me, both academically and personally. I was able to explore a new university, a new city, and a new part of the world while still productively completing my degree through Richmond University in London. Victoria University of Wellington is an impressive university with a wide range of courses and resources, as well as an active student life. Its campuses are lovely and I encourage you to both get involved with the school and explore Wellington, which is a lively, creative, and friendly city. Traveling opportunities and experiences in New Zealand are plentiful, especially when it comes to gorgeous landscapes, culture, and adventures. I hold this experience as very valuable, especially since I was able to have this opportunity in correlation to my studies at Richmond.
Elizabeth Ezzelle