Auckland International College (often abbreviated AIC) is a private coeducational secondary school in Auckland, New Zealand. It adopts the IB Diploma Programme as its sole curriculum. It also offers a Preparation Year Programme for IB Diploma course (Year 11) to allow students to prepare for the IB curriculum. Students in the Preparation Year programme can get a taste of all of the school's subject offerings. Activities, sports and a research project of 2,000 words form part of the Preparation Year programme. The school runs with a Northern Hemisphere timetable, as the school year commences in July, and students sit their final IB examinations in May.