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Students at Massey University will be able to take a wide variety of courses with Kiwis and other international students in one of New Zealand’s most comfortable and cosmopolitan cities. Located in the capital, Massey, Wellington is known as the “Creative Campus” with comprehensive offerings in the creative arts. The College of Business is both AACSB and AMBA accredited.

What's Included?

Highlights

Pre Departure Services

Advising

@api Online System

Orientation Materials and Resources

Access to International Phone Plans

API Alumni Network

Social Networking

Scholarships

On Site Services

Airport Reception

On-Site Orientation

Resident Coordinator

Tuition

Medical and Life Insurance

Excursions (overnight, day)

Social and Cultural Activities

Welcome and Farewell Group Meals

Volunteer Opportunities

Housing (included, but billed separately from program cost)

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation

Transcript

Alumni Network and Global Leadership Academy

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Application Requirements

  • 2.75 G.P.A.
  • Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Completed API application
  • University Approval Form
  • Official transcript
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Some advanced prerequisites and supplemental application materials (portfolio, writing samples, reels) may be required for students studying creative writing, architecture, or music performance
  • Entry requirements: valid passport with student visa

API students participate in several excursions per session designed to help familiarize them with areas of their host city, country, and surrounding region. The following is a listing of all excursions for API Wellington programs. All excursions and cultural events are subject to change.

  • Wellington - Orientation

    API New Zealand students will begin their program with a 2.5-day arrival orientation in their host city of Wellington. This orientation will provide the opportunity to get to know fellow participants, API, and university procedures, and rules, to explore your new host city and to allow for a smoother transition into New Zealand life. Students will spend two nights together in a hotel before moving into their semester housing on day three.

  • Matiu/Somes Island

    Matiu/Somes Island is a tranquil retreat for wildlife and visitors alike. Maori have occupied this island for generations. In more recent times, Matiu/Somes Island has served as a human and animal quarantine station, an internment camp, and a military defense position. Students will take a ferry boat from Wellington Harbour and have a unique opportunity to volunteer on many important projects, such as assisting with the reintroduction of native plants on the islands.

  • The Seal Coast Safari

    Go beyond the city, experiencing Wellington’s coast line from above as you’re taken on an off-road sightseeing tour along Wellington’s mountainous west coast. After travelling through Terawhiti Station (New Zealand’s largest wind farm), you’ll get to experience spectacular views of the South Island and Wellington’s leaning lighthouse before heading down to the ocean to visit a native New Zealand Fur Seal Colony.

  • Wellington Chocolate Factory

    Get a look into how chocolate is made, and give some of the more unique New Zealand flavors a try!

  • Rotorua

    Midway through the semester API students will fly to Rotorua on the north island for a three-night adventure. This excursion will include opportunities to learn about the Maori culture. In addition to seeing Maori arts and dance exhibitions, students will have the chance to experience some of the area’s natural wonders through zip-line and luge escapades, guided hikes and eco-tours of the local jungle, geysers, and thermal mud pools.

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 12-16 credits per semester

Students at Massey University will be able to take a wide variety of courses with Kiwis and other international students in one of New Zealand’s most comfortable and cosmopolitan cities. Located in the capital, Massey, Wellington is known as the “Creative Campus” with comprehensive offerings in the creative arts. The College of Business is both AACSB and AMBA accredited.

TRANSCRIPTS

Students receive an official transcript from Massey University upon completion of their program.

Staff & Coordinators

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    Rebecca Cott

    Rebecca Cott will be your Program Manager and prepare you to go abroad!

    Email - rebecca.cott@apiabroad.com

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    Karen Dryden

    Karen Dryden will be your Resident Coordinator and a resource for you while you are in New Zealand!

COURSE OFFERINGS

CREDIT INFORMATION

API students at Massey University will receive 12-16 U.S. semester credits by enrolling in a wide variety of courses with Kiwis and other international students in one of New Zealand’s most comfortable and cosmopolitan cities. Located in the capital, Massey Wellington is known as the “Creative Campus” with comprehensive offerings in the creative arts. The College of Business is both AACSB and AMBA accredited.

Introductory courses are called 100-level courses; subsequent years or semesters are considered 200- and 300-level courses. 400-level courses are considered at the graduate level. Most courses are single-semester and are worth 15 points (credits). Students will enroll in 4 courses per semester for a total of 60 points. One 15 point course is generally equivalent to 3-4 U.S. semester credits. Given that point values vary, the way in which credits completed abroad will transfer to a student’s home campus will be at the discretion of the student’s home institution and should be verified in advance.

Massey Semester/Year Course Information

Please visit the university site for more detailed individual class descriptions.

Language of Instruction: English   

Massey University Class Catalog

Massey Communication Internship

Students with a strong background in communication, journalism, or marketing can apply for a full semester internship. The Communication Internship involves a placement in a media company, for-profit business, community arts agency, sports organization, governmental department, or global non-profit. The internship will serve as one of the four courses you take at Massey during the semester.

Language of Instruction: English   

Massey Fieldwork Opportunities

Massey offers a number of courses that provide the opportunity to explore New Zealand and its fascinating landscape and environment through fieldwork and practical experiences. Massey University maintains close links with key research and industry partners.

Language of Instruction: English   

Massey Communication Internship

Students with a strong background in communication, journalism, or marketing can apply for a full semester internship. The Communication Internship involves a placement in a media company, for-profit business, community arts agency, sports organization, governmental department, or global non-profit. The internship will serve as one of the four courses you take at Massey during the semester.

Language of Instruction: English   

Massey Semester/Year Course Information

Please visit the university site for more detailed individual class descriptions.

Language of Instruction: English   

Massey University Class Catalog

Massey Fieldwork Opportunities

Massey offers a number of courses that provide the opportunity to explore New Zealand and its fascinating landscape and environment through fieldwork and practical experiences. Massey University maintains close links with key research and industry partners.

Language of Instruction: English   

Massey Semester/Year Course Information

Please visit the university site for more detailed individual class descriptions.

Language of Instruction: English   

Massey University Class Catalog

Massey Communication Internship

Students with a strong background in communication, journalism, or marketing can apply for a full semester internship. The Communication Internship involves a placement in a media company, for-profit business, community arts agency, sports organization, governmental department, or global non-profit. The internship will serve as one of the four courses you take at Massey during the semester.

Language of Instruction: English   

Massey Fieldwork Opportunities

Massey offers a number of courses that provide the opportunity to explore New Zealand and its fascinating landscape and environment through fieldwork and practical experiences. Massey University maintains close links with key research and industry partners.

Language of Instruction: English   

Highlights
  • Classes taught in English
  • Top business accreditations (AACSB, AMBA)
  • Fine arts and design accreditations (NASAD)

All API Wellington students will be housed close to each other in student dorms on/near campus. Students will have their own private bedrooms, and share common areas such as a kitchen, dining/lounge room, and bathroom facilities with their flatmates. Internet and utilities are included.

Due to the range of housing options, housing costs have been separated out from the program costs. The housing range for students on the Massey program is $4,400-$4,950 per semester (summer housing is included in the program cost). These fees include internet, electricity, linens, and kitchen utensils (in most placements). Housing is billed separately and once housing placement has been confirmed. Please contact the API office for more information.

*Due to the range of housing options, housing costs have been separated out from the program costs. API reserves the right to charge fees based on placements, inclusions, currency fluctuations, or other factors. These fees include internet, electricity, linens, and kitchen utensils (in most placements). Housing is billed separately and once housing placement has been confirmed. Please contact the API office for more information.

**Tuition and fees are included in the program fee but please note some universities charge extra tuition/fees for specialty areas in some science and engineering disciplines, for example, to cover laboratory, studio, or fieldwork. These fees will be billed separately but students will know in advance which papers are subject to additional fees.

Housing fees per session: $4,400-$4,950

Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Spring Feb, 2020 - Jun, 2020

Pricing Additional Information

Due to the range of housing options, the housing fees are billed separately.

Spring Housing Fees: $4,400-$4,950

Oct 15, 2019 Nov 1, 2019
Spring Feb 14, 2019 - Jun 23, 2019 $13,800 Oct 15, 2018 Nov 1, 2018
Fall Jul 7, 2019 - Nov 14, 2019

Pricing Additional Information

Due to the range of housing options, the housing fees are billed separately.

Fall Housing Fees: $4,400-$4,950

Apr 1, 2019 Apr 30, 2019
Academic Year Jul, 2019 - Jun, 2020

Pricing Additional Information

Due to the range of housing options, the housing fees are billed separately.

Housing Fees: $4,400-$4,950 per semester

Apr 1, 2019 Apr 30, 2019