- 18 years of age or above
- Good academic and disciplinary standing at Penn State
- 2.75 cumulative GPA or better at the time of application
- Second Semester Sophomore standing or above at the start of the program
Lincoln University is New Zealand's specialist land-based university, with a dedicated mission to help Feed the World, Protect the Future, and Live Well on our planet. Lincoln University offers a tailored a range of specific courses for study abroad students who are interested in the global challenges the world faces including agriculture, sciences, conservation and ecology, commerce, environmental management, tourism, agribusiness, sport and recreation, property management, and landscape architecture.
Students can study at Lincoln University for a semester or academic year and will enroll directly at the University to take courses.
Academic Year: mid July - late June
Fall: mid July - early November
Spring: mid Febrary - late June
Refer to the program website for the specific dates, if available.
Undergraduate courses are taught on Lincoln University’s Te Waihora campus which sits in Lincoln township, a thriving village on the Canterbury Plains.
Twenty minutes from Lincoln is Christchurch, the largest city in the South Island of New Zealand. The city is in the process of transforming itself into one of the world’s newest, most modern and sustainable cities, and is ideal for students, with a rapidly evolving culture and energy of its own. It has a vibrant arts and culture scene, which includes food and wine festivals, live music, theater, and all kinds of dance. When it comes to choosing where and what to eat, the city’s rich cultural makeup means you are spoilt for choice. This
includes popular restaurants, fine dining, casual neighborhood eateries, and those places just perfect for dinner with a group of friends. There are so many new cafés and restaurants popping up that it is hard to keep up.
The region offers a huge range of exciting recreational options in areas of incredible natural beauty – you can bungy jump, hike, mountain bike, raft, surf, swim, golf, shop, see whales, dolphins and seals, visit wineries and gardens, be entertained, and so much more, all within a couple of hours of Christchurch. Between mountains and sea Canterbury offers diverse wildlife and nature attractions. Neighboring Banks Penninsula is made up of a number of bays and outlets where you can find dolphins and native marine life, as well as of seabirds, seals, and blue penguins.
Education Abroad in Countries with a Penn State Restricted Travel Designation
In order to comply with Penn State’s International Travel Policy, students interested in studying abroad in countries that Penn State has designated as “restricted” for travel, a petition for a waiver must be submitted. Once a petition is complete, and if the student is approved for study on the program in question, the student may be asked to meet with the Director of Education Abroad and the petition will be reviewed by the Penn State International Restricted Travel Committee (IRTC). The necessary petition will be included in the online application process for this program. To see if your program is taking place in a restricted travel country, please visit the Global Programs website.