The combination of academic work, field trips, and personal travel opportunities gives students a rich introduction to New Zealand life and culture.The Auckland Management Internship Program runs approximately 16 weeks during the Fall Semester and 24 weeks during the Spring Semester and allows students to directly enroll at the University of Auckland. Students complete two management courses at the University of Auckland, one required course at the Boston University Auckland Center, and a four-credit internship arranged by the BU Auckland Center. Students live in double bedrooms in furnished 2-bedroom apartments at Scene 3, which is situated close to both campuses in a vibrant urban setting in the heart of Auckland. All program participants enjoy access to university facilities, sports, and social activities for an additional fee.

  • All students must enroll according to, and remain in compliance with, the Boston University Study Abroad Course Load Policy.
  • The University of Auckland’s admissions criteria require study abroad students to have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0.
  • Students with a GPA below a 3.0 may be considered on a case by case basis and should contact BU Study Abroad before applying.
  • Admissions requirements for all programs.
All students enroll in one required course, then enroll directly at the University of Auckland, where they take two courses (one of which must be a management course). They complete an 8- to 10-week internship as their fourth and final course, for a total of 16 BU credits.
Note: Syllabi are for course approval and reference only. Students will receive up-to-date syllabi when their courses begin. We recommend that students do not overload (take more than the required 16 credits).

Fall Semester

The Fall Semester runs for approximately 16 weeks. During the Core Phase, students take the required course for five to six weeks and enroll in two elective courses from University of Auckland’s Semester II course selection. During the Internship Phase, students continue with their two elective courses while placed in their internship.

Spring Semester

The Spring Semester runs for approximately 24 weeks during New Zealand’s summer and fall. Therefore, students enroll in both the New Zealand summer session (January–February) and Semester I (March–June). During the summer session, students take the required course and enroll in one elective course. During Semester I, students participate in an internship and enroll in one other elective course.

Students enroll in four courses:

  • CAS EC 497 Internship in Business and Economics (4 credits)
  • CAS SS 315 Aotearoa New Zealand: History and Society (4)
    • An introduction to traditional and contemporary New Zealand culture, incorporating extensive field activity
    • Syllabus
  • Two courses at the University of Auckland (one of which must be a management course)
BU Questrom School of Business students should refer to Questrom’s lists of pre-approved courses.


The Global Learning Experience: An Online Course

Students in all Fall and Spring programs have the opportunity to enroll in The Global Learning Experience at no additional cost.

  • CAS IP101 The Global Learning Experience (1 credit)
    • All program participants have the opportunity to make the most of their semester abroad with The Global Learning Experience, a self-paced, Pass/Fail course with brief readings and experiential assignments that accompany them while living and studying in a country and culture different from their own. Students post their work, experiences and observations to an online platform to trace and articulate their achievements abroad from an academic, personal and professional standpoint. The course links students with the faculty instructors as well as peers studying on other BU Study Abroad programs around the world. Students earn one credit in addition to the total program credits mentioned below at no additional cost.
    • Syllabus

Program Residence

  • Students share a double-room in a 2-room quads in the Scene 3, apartments close to the universities. The rooms are furnished with 2 beds, and the quads have a shared living-room, kitchen, and laundry.
  • Kitchen shared with 4 students, students can purchase kitchen supplies and groceries nearby.
  • Board is not included.
  • No dining hall availability.
  • In-unit laundry.
  • Students can pay a monthly fee to use the gym at the university. They also have access to the library on-campus.
  • Fall Semester: mid July to mid November
    • Spring Semester: early January to early July
    • Fall Semester: March 15
    • Spring Semester: October 2

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