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GlobaLinks Learning Abroad, formerly known as AustraLearn, offers study abroad and degree programs at Victoria University of Wellington. Victoria University of Wellington is located in New Zealand’s vibrant and cosmopolitan capital city. Victoria offers students the opportunity to live and study in New Zealand’s cultural, political, and intellectual capital. Victoria has a strong research focus and was established in 1899 making it among the oldest universities in New Zealand. Victoria prides itself as a university with a significant international focus and a strong domestic base. Wellington is known for its city buzz as well as the number of good cafes and lively night life. It is an energetic, compact city situated at the southern tip of New Zealand’s North Island, between a beautiful harbor and rolling green hills. The region offers a healthy lifestyle in a mild to temperate climate.
With a student body of over 21,000, students are part of a community the size of a small town. Facilities include a main library, cafes, a bank, book center, computer shop, complimentary newspapers, recreation and cultural facilities, and a health service. The Students Association helps students in many ways and funds almost 100 social, sporting, cultural, and ethnic clubs, which help to make students feel at home in their new learning environment. At the newly renovated Recreation Centre, open up to 16 hours a day, students can get involved in a wide variety of health and fitness activities, outdoor pursuits, and dance classes. Wellington has one of the best sports stadiums in New Zealand where international rugby and cricket games are played. With the stadium only minutes from the entertainment district, the chance to enjoy a home team win and continue the night’s festivities is never far away. As the capital city, international and local performing artists also frequently visit Wellington.