New Zealand

New Zealand

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Student teaching placements are typically made on the North Island, in and around Auckland, with limited placements available near Ohope Beach. Occasionally, placements may also be made on the South Island (e.g. Queenstown). Placement sites vary greatly in terms of being rural/urban, culturally homogeneous/multi-ethnic and of high/low socioeconomic levels. Some placements can be in Maori/Pacific Island dominant communities, or where there are large immigrant populations. Students typically live in homestay accommodations.

For more information about New Zealand, please visit:

Student Spotlight

Rachel Morgan joined the Overseas Program as a guest student from IUPUI. She student taught in a preschool in Auckland. "Realizing that I was on my own and did not have a parent showing me what to do or telling me where to go caused me to flourish. Again, it sounds terrifying, but you’ve got this. The only thing stopping you is your own fears."

Read Rachel's story

Costs and Scholarships

Program costs vary depending on your home campus. Exact costs will vary throughout the year and from one individual to the next. Estimates are in U.S. Dollars and subject to foreign currency exchange rates.

  • IU Bloomington Students

    There are a number of scholarships available for IU Bloomington students who participate in Global Gateway, some up to $4000.

    • Tuition and fees: Most IU Bloomington students will cover this cost with their regular tuition, though some exceptions may apply.
    • Registration Fee: $250 (non-refundable)
    • Passport: $110 + cost of photos, shipping
    • Roundtrip Airfare:  $1000 – $1500 + travel insurance (strongly recommended)
    • Room & Board (weekly):  $180 – $235+
    • Miscellaneous Personal Expenses:  In-country travel, calling cards/plans, eating out, gifts, souvenirs, sundries, etc.
    • Other Considerations:  Professional Liability Insurance, Medical Coverage

    Estimated total for 8-week stay:
    $2800 – $3740*
    *does not include miscellaneous personal expenses and other optional costs, such as insurance

  • Guest Campus Students

    Not sure if you're from a guest campus? Find out here.
    Check with your campus financial aid office for available scholarships and grants.

    • Tuition and fees: Students from guest campuses pay for three credit hours:
      • Undergraduate Indiana Resident: $299.19 per credit hour
      • Undergraduate Non-Resident: $1098.13 per credit hour
    • Registration Fee: $250 (non-refundable)
    • Passport: $110 + cost of photos, shipping
    • Roundtrip Airfare:  $1000 – $1500 + travel insurance (strongly recommended)
    • Room & Board (weekly):  $180 – $235+
    • Miscellaneous Personal Expenses:  In-country travel, calling cards/plans, eating out, gifts, souvenirs, sundries, etc.
    • Other Considerations:  Professional Liability Insurance, Medical Coverage

    Estimated total for 8-week stay:
    Indiana Resident: $3697.57 – $4637.57*
    Non-Resident: $6094.39 – $7034.39*
    *does not include miscellaneous personal expenses and other optional costs, such as insurance

  • Partner Campus Students

    Not sure if you're from a partner campus? Find out here.
    Check with your campus financial aid office for available scholarships and grants.

    • Placement Fee: $900
    • Registration Fee: $250 (non-refundable)
    • Passport: $110 + cost of photos, shipping
    • Roundtrip Airfare:  $1000 – $1500 + travel insurance (strongly recommended)
    • Room & Board (weekly):  $180 – $235+
    • Miscellaneous Personal Expenses:  In-country travel, calling cards/plans, eating out, gifts, souvenirs, sundries, etc.
    • Other Considerations:  Professional Liability Insurance, Medical Coverage

    Estimated total for 8-week stay:
    $3700 – $4640*
    *does not include miscellaneous personal expenses and other optional costs, such as insurance

Teaching Responsibilities

Students have the opportunity to teach a variety of subjects and grade levels. In most cases, they will teach in their own licensing area (e.g., elementary education, secondary math, etc.). Further, it may be possible to fulfill practicum requirements in New Zealand in the following license additions: ESL/ENL, Reading, JH/MS, Computers, and possibly others.

The language of instruction is English.

Contact Us

For more program information, contact:

Amara Stuehling, Ph.D.
Assistant Director
astuehli@indiana.edu
(812) 856-8529