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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 2020 01-Mar-2020 ** Rolling Admission 08-Jun-2020 07-Aug-2020
NOTE: These dates are approximate because Massey has not released its Summer 2020 material yet. In addition, these dates are variable - students will choose one of two academic tracks and each track falls within a span of dates.

** 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:
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Adviser: Grevstad-Nordbrock, Anne Housing Options: Hotel/Tourist Lodging, On Campus
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.75 Language of Instruction: English
Host Country Language: English Click here for a definition of this term Sponsor: Iowa State
Click here for a definition of this term ISU Course: INTED Click here for a definition of this term Study Abroad 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
"Communication and Marketing": June 10- July 19, 2019. This program is ideal for Journalism, Media Studies, Public Relations, Advertising, Marketing, and Communication majors.

"Disaster Risk and Emergency Management": June 24 - August 2, 2019. 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 debate the pros and cons of being the world’s largest dairy producer; consider how the tourism industry is changing New Zealand; 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 2019 is approximately $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

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How to Apply

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