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  • Locations: Palmerston North, New Zealand
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 03/15/2019 03/16/2019 06/03/2019 08/02/2019
NOTE: These dates are very approximate. Massey has not yet released its 2019 E&I itinerary yet. We will update later!
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Adviser: Grevstad-Nordbrock, Anne Housing Options: Hotel/Tourist Lodging, On Campus
Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.75 Language of Instruction: English
Host Country Language: English Sponsor: Iowa State
ISU Course: INTED Program Type: Direct
Program Description:


A Summer in New Zealand: Massey University


Program Features

New ZealandWhy Massey University?

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": June 4- July 13, 2018. This program is ideal for Agribusiness, Agriculture, Environmental Science, and Wildlife Management majors.

"Communication and Marketing": June 11- July 20, 2018. This program is ideal for Journalism, Media Studies, Public Relations, Advertising, Marketing, and Communication majors.

"Creative Expression and Digital Media": June 11- July 20, 2018. This program is ideal for Theater, Scriptwriting, Creative Writing, Publishing, Media Studies, and Digital Media Production majors.

"Disaster Risk and Emergency Management": June 25 - August 3, 2018. 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.



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New ZealandWhat courses?

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. 

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 International 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.


Cost and Scholarships

New ZealandHow much?

The ISU Program Fee for Summer 2018 is $6500. 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.

You can access available scholarships, here.



New ZealandWhere will I live?

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.


Dates and Contacts

New ZealandWhen?



How to Apply

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