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  • Locations: Palmerston North, New Zealand
  • Program Terms: Summer
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  • Budget Sheets: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission 05/28/2018 08/04/2018
NOTE: Each Expedition and Internship track has a separate set of start and end dates within this chronological window. Also, these dates are approximate - we will not have actual dates for this summer program until Massey publishes them later in 2017.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Adviser: Grevstad-Nordbrock, Anne Housing Options: Hotel/Tourist Lodging, On Campus
Cumulative GPA: 2.75 Language of Instruction: English
Host Country Language: English
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Spend the summer in New Zealand!

National Study Tour and Internship in New Zealand

Learn through exploration. Learn by doing. Learn from international leaders in the field.

By the time you've finished this six week program, you will have extensively toured both the North and South Islands of New Zealand, gained hands-on professional experience relevant to your degree, and earned 8 credits that can be transferred back to Iowa State.  The key components of this program, which is unlike any other in New Zealand, are a two week national study tour and a four week internship.

Program Choices
"Agriculture and Environment":  May 29 - July 7, 2017.  This program is ideal for Agribusiness, Agriculture, Environmental Science, and Wildlife Management majors.
"Communication and Marketing": June 12 - July 21, 2017.  This program is ideal for Journalism, Media Studies, Public Relations, Advertising, Marketing, and Communication majors.
"Creative Expression and Digital Media": June 12 - July 21, 2017.  This program is ideal for Theater, Scriptwriting, Creative Writing, Publishing, Media Studies, and Digital Media Production majors.
"Disaster Risk and Emergency Management": June 26 - August 4, 2017.  This program is ideal for Emergency Management, Public Safety, Geography, Sociology, Political Studies, and Defense Studies Majors.

National Study Tour and Internship
Most study abroad students travel after their programs are over, but our National Study Tour kicks off the program by introducing students to the New Zealand context and exposing them to the country’s dynamic human and geographic terrain. Students walk on a glacier that terminates in temperate rainforest; debate the pros and cons of being the world’s largest dairy producer; consider how the tourism industry is changing New Zealand; explore some of New Zealand's best creative writing, film, and theater; and learn about New Zealand's varied "hazardscape" and the emergency management required for unique landscapes and geographies.  Each program is tailored to introduce students to specific questions and topics that can be explored through a study tour across the north and south islands; and then students are placed in an internship experience with New Zealand government agencies, non-profit organizations, and businesses.  The internship will involve a 120-160 hour placement, which is accompanied by an intensive course of project work, journaling, and reflections.

Extend the summer into a fall semester
Students who would like to have a longer experience can add this summer program on to a full semester of study at Massey University. The summer program will end in time for students to attend the InternationMapal Student Orientation for Semester Two. This will provide a seamless transition into studying on any of Massey’s three exciting campuses in Auckland, Palmerston North, or Wellington.

To participate in the program students must be of sophomore status prior to the start of the program in May and have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher. 

ISU registration for the term is a full-time placeholder registration listed as INTED.
For ISU study abroad programs at partner institutions abroad, courses offered for credit are automatically transferred to ISU. Transfer courses are usually listed at ISU with a general ending such as 100, 200, 300, or 400. To determine how these transfer courses are applied to specific degree requirements in your major/minor, speak with your academic advisor. Should you need further assistance or approval from your college regarding any transfer credit issue, contact the college advisor listed here: Transfer Credit Contacts

All accommodation will be provided through Massey University as part of the program fee.  Students will reside in hotels, youth hostels, and dorm rooms over the course of the program.

Program Fee
The ISU Program Fee for Summer 2016 is $7800 NZ dollars.
The ISU Program Fee includes tuition, fees, housing, some meals, ISU's CISI insurance, and the mandatory New Zealand health insurance. The ISU Program Fee does not include airfare, food, and all other additional expenses.
The ISU Program Fee is charged to students' ISU bill. The ISU Program Fee is assessed in 2 fees indicated as "qualified" and "other." "Qualified" figures are automatically added to the 1098T tax form that appears on students AccessPlus accounts. "Other" includes all other fees.
See the Budget Sheet link above for more detail.

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