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Lincoln University - Semester or Year Abroad


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General information applicable to all GlobaLinks Learning Abroad  Semester and Year Abroad Programs:


GlobaLinks Learning Abroad has designed the Lincoln Unviersity program with your individual student goals in mind. It is built around a unique Discovery Model which is delivered by some of the best staff in study abroad, both in the U.S. and overseas, in order to provide you with an individualized experience through discovery in 5 key areas: personal, academic, cultural, social, and career. Learn more about the Discovery Model.



Learn more about Lincoln University:



Lincoln University’s spacious 58 hectare campus, set in a safe and park-like environment, provides the benefits of both city and rural lifestyles. Just 20-30 minutes by car or bus from the South Island’s largest city, the University offers the perfect environment for undisturbed study, while close to all that Christchurch has to offer.

Academic Highlights

Lincoln University excels in areas such as agriculture and agricultural science, bio-protection technologies, horticulture, viticulture and oenology, environmental management, and landscape architecture.

The University also enjoys a reputation for its industry-relevant courses, including hotel and tourism management, food studies, logistics, valuation and property management, and software and information technology.

Students can choose from an extensive range of programs in a variety of disciplines. Most of these studies involve theory, case studies, field trips, teamwork, and practical application of the learned theory. The programs take an interdisciplinary approach, meaning that many of the areas of study overlap and work together, allowing students to gain a broader understanding of their field of specialization.


University Services

  • Modern library includes electronic, print and multimedia material – Open seven days a week.
  • 24 hour wireless computing facilities
  • Teaching and Learning Services provides a variety of free programs, resources and support to students requiring assistance with their study.
  • Inclusive Education Office to support students with disability, injury or illness.
  • Bookshop, travel agency and bank on campus
  • Child care facilities
  • Cafe and dining halls
  • Other services - Student Health and Support (includes an International Student Advisor), Employment and Industry Liaison Unit, chaplaincy services, recreation, cultural, social and sporting clubs and activities.
  • Scholarships – there are a number of scholarships available to international students.


As a GlobaLinks Learning Abroad student you are guaranteed pre-arranged accommodation to fit your lifestyle. There are a variety of housing options available which you will apply for after acceptance. Read below for more specific options offered at this university:

For many Lincoln Students, living on campus in the Halls of Residence is an integral part of their university experience. Students in the fully catered Halls of Residence have their own furnished room with shared laundry and bathroom facilities. Students also have the option of applying for self-catered Halls of Residence. The Halls organize social events and recreation activities as well as workshops on topics such as exam preparation and presentation skills.


Bridging Cultures Program

The GlobaLinks Learning Abroad Bridging Cultures Program is our signature orientation program for all semester and year abroad students. The cost for this multi-day program is included in your program fees and covers several nights accommodation, most meals, local transportation, and excursions.

Typically 4-6 days in length, each orientation program includes:

  • Exciting excursions and activities
  • A chance to meet other students
  • Orientation sessions to help you adapt to your new country

Orientation sites vary based on the location of your program. Each site is selected based on the proximity to your host university as well as for the unique activities available within the area.

Read more about the Bridging Cultures Program>

Scholarships Available

In addition to the scholarships offered by GlobaLinks Learning Abroad, Lincoln University supports one GlobaLinks Learning Abroad student each semester with a $500 USD scholarship.

Special Programs/Excursions

Discovery Activities

Planned Excursions & Events
Our in-country resident staff arranges scheduled activities with students throughout the year. Activities are optional and designed to explore the five key areas of discovery: academic, social, personal, cultural, and professional. These are not just visits to tourist attractions. For example, these are activities such as networking opportunities, local festivals, gallery openings, and other similar events that you can’t find in a travel book. These activities will truly enhance your experience.
On-Going Activities
Your exploration of the culture, the academics, the people, and yourself is what will truly enhance your experience. Through the Discovery Model, our in-country staff will provide you with advice and recommendations for other types of activities you can undertake in order achieve your individual goals.

Specific Excursions Included in Your Program Fees

Multi Day Excursions included in your program fee
In addition to the Bridging Cultures Program, a free multi-day excursion is included in all semester/year abroad programs in Australia, New Zealand, or Fiji. Students studying in these destinations can choose from one of the four excursions listed to the right. The cost of the excursion is included; however, you will need to pay for transportation to the destination. Learn more>

Other Tours and Travel Available

Beyond our included orientation and excursions, you will be able to pre-book a wide variety of day, weekend, and week-long tours at a discounted price through our travel partner, STA Travel. These trips provide the ultimate flexibility for you to travel where you want to go, when you want to go, and with whom you want to go. Most trips have open dates, so you can pre-book the trip(s) that interest you, yet choose your dates later on in your semester. This flexibility also means friends that you make from other countries/programs or even your friends and family who are visiting you abroad can also participate. Learn more>

Get Involved Abroad

Extracurricular Activities

Students can enjoy a host of social and sporting activities both on campus and off. The University is located within easy distance of many of the scenic and sporting attractions of the South Island, including skiing, hiking, rafting, surfing and a range of other activities.

Nearby, Christchurch offers urban attractions such as pubs, clubs, music, movies, theatre, the arts, cafes, restaurants and a range of sporting activities and facilities.

On campus, there is a golf driving range, tennis courts and a superb sports and recreation centre, complete with fitness studio, squash courts and an outdoor fitness track. Lincoln University Students’ Association (LUSA) offers a full program of activities throughout the academic year.

Community Involvement

While abroad, we recommend getting involved in your local community. It's an awesome way to meet locals, experience the true New Zealand culture, and create long lasting memories. From volunteering to festival-going, we challenge you to make the most of your international experience... See a sample of community involvement opportunities available in the Christchurch area or discover your own upon arrival!

You'll get a taste of how enriching community involvement can be during your first few days in New Zealand on the GlobaLinks Learning Abroad Bridging Cultures Program. The program includes one day of pre-arranged volunteering with the local community. You'll interact directly with locals while giving back to and sharing your own culture with the community that first welcomes you to New Zealand. Plus, you can continue your volunteer efforts later in the semester by signing up for the GlobaLinks Learning Abroad Conservation Volunteer Weekend.

Enhance Your Experience

Global Citizens Development Modules

The Global Citizen Development modules are online learning components designed to help you explore your study abroad destination and experience at a whole new level. These modules are not mandatory, however we strongly encourage your participation as they will introduce you to the opportunities and challenges you may encounter when participating in a study abroad program, as well as expose you to cultural insights and knowledge about your host country to help make your program abroad even more successful and fulfilling. Through the 3 modules, you will refine your skills in cross-cultural observation, adaptation, and communication.  

Course Catalog

To determine if the classes you need are available at this university, select Courses/Subjects to view the specific course options.

Tips: For advice on navigating the university’s course catalog, use the Selecting Courses link. You may also view the suggested grade and credit transfer information through the Grade Conversion.

If you have any questions about course availability, please contact 

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Lincoln University July 2014 Year
All fees listed are for first term onlyYear Abroad Advice
Program Fees *$12,355.00
Mandatory Activity and Excursion Package$1,200.00
Housing with MealsApproximately $3,900 - $5,100
Housing without MealsApproximately $2,900 - $3,200
What's includedSee below
* Program Fee shown includes a $500 Affiliate University Discount
Lincoln University July 2014 Semester
All fees listed are for first term onlyYear Abroad Advice
Program Fees *$12,355.00
Mandatory Activity and Excursion Package$1,200.00
Housing with MealsApproximately $3,900 - $5,100
Housing without MealsApproximately $2,900 - $3,200
What's includedSee below
* Program Fee shown includes a $500 Affiliate University Discount

Fee Includes

Your Personalized Semester/Year Program Includes

  • Tuition and instruction
  • Host university activity and insurance fees
  • 24/7 support for students and parents at home and abroad
  • Pre-departure materials and travel gear
  • Comprehensive assistance
  • Personal program manager
  • Scholarship and financial aid assistance
  • Facilitation of course selection / credit transfer

Activity and Excursion Package

Additional Housing Fee

Housing amenities are generally:

  • Single room
  • Technology package available
  • Linen package available

An additional refundable housing deposit may be required for your housing selection. This housing is self-catered, therefore you will have access to a kitchen where you can prepare your own meals.

*All fees are subject to change.



Should you receive an offer, your offer letter will provide you with the most up to date university start dates. GlobaLinks Learning Abroad will attempt to provide you with the most up-to-date information as we receive it. Be sure to confirm dates before finalizing any travel plans. 
July 2014 Semester - FallApplication Deadline: April 15, 2014
Anticipated DepartureJune 30, 2014
Start DateJuly 2, 2014
End DateNovember 7, 2014
Mid Semester Break #1August 25, 2014 - September 5, 2014
Mid Semester Break #2 -
July 2014 Year - FallApplication Deadline: April 15, 2014
Anticipated DepartureJune 30, 2014
Start DateJuly 2, 2014
End DateJune 22, 2015
Mid Semester Break #1August 25, 2014 - September 5, 2014
Mid Semester Break #2April 13, 2015 - May 4, 2015
February 2015 Semester - SpringApplication Deadline: November 1, 2014
Anticipated DepartureFebruary 11, 2015
Start DateFebruary 13, 2015
End DateJune 21, 2015
Mid Semester Break #1April 12, 2015 - April 26, 2015
Mid Semester Break #2 -
February 2015 Year - SpringApplication Deadline: November 1, 2014
Anticipated DepartureFebruary 11, 2015
Start DateFebruary 13, 2015
End DateNovember 15, 2015
Mid Semester Break #1April 12, 2015 - April 26, 2015
Mid Semester Break #2August 30, 2015 - September 6, 2015
July 2015 Semester - FallApplication Deadline: April 15, 2015
Anticipated DepartureMay 23, 2015
Start DateMay 23, 2015
End DateNovember 3, 2015
Mid Semester Break #1May 23, 2015 - May 23, 2015
Mid Semester Break #2 -
July 2015 Year - FallApplication Deadline: April 15, 2015
Anticipated DepartureJune 29, 2015
Start DateJuly 1, 2015
End DateJune 22, 2016
Mid Semester Break #1August 19, 2015 - September 5, 2015
Mid Semester Break #2April 13, 2016 - May 4, 2016

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have the required GPA and have completed at least the equivalent of one year of full-time study at the university/college level. Students with a lower GPA than the requirement may be considered on a case by case basis. Please contact our office for more information.

Required GPA: 2.75

GlobaLinks Learning Abroad Program Team

Program Manager
Jessica Mew
1-303-446-2214 ext. 130

Program Assistant
Graham Cruise

Resident Director
Richard Barrett
64 9 634 3400

Resident Coordinator
Stephanie McEwin

Advice From The Program Team:
The campus at Lincoln is easy to get around, so it won't take long to feel at home and begin soaking up the atmosphere -- chatting over coffee at Mrs. O's Cafe, playing touch rugby on the field, and rushing off to lectures.