GlobaLinks Learning Abroad, formerly known as AustraLearn, offers study abroad programs at the University of Waikato. The University of Waikato is a government funded and internationally recognized research university that offers high quality education to students of all nationalities. It was established in 1964 and occupies a beautifully green and spacious 158-acre garden campus (64ha) on Hamilton city's green-belt.
The University of Waikato is located in the scenic river city of Hamilton, New Zealand's fourth largest city in th
e central area of the North Island. The name "Waikato" is a Maori word, meaning "running water," and is the name of both the local province, and the river running through Hamilton. The Maori character of the campus is an important aspect of the University of Waikato's identity.
The West Coast (Tasman Sea) is only 40 minutes from Hamilton and offers the peaceful lifestyle town of Raglan complete with isolated beaches and excellent surfing. Sixty minutes away are the beautiful endless white sand beaches and surf resorts of the Bay of Plenty (Pacific Ocean).