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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

View all opportunities and amenities

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.

  • Off-Road Hiking & Sightseeing Tour

    Go beyond the city, experiencing Wellington’s coastline from above as you’re taken on an off-road sightseeing tour along Wellington’s mountainous west coast. After traveling through Terawhiti Station (New Zealand’s largest wind farm), students will 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.

  • 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.

  • Wellington Kayaking Tour

    Students will spend the day exploring their new city via water by kayak with trained guides – what a refreshing experience!

  • Zealandia

    Zealandia is the first facility fully-dedicated to telling New Zealand’s unique conservation story. The exhibition presents 80 million years of natural history right up to the conservation movement of the present day. See some of New Zealand’s rarest birds, reptiles and insects living wild in their natural environment.

  • South Wairarapa Tour

    Students will travel on a guided tour to Cape Palliser, the southernmost point of the North Island. After climbing up to the lighthouse, the group will go on a guided walk through the Putangirua Pinnacles, a famous filming location from The Lord of the Rings movies. There will be plenty of photo opportunities and stops along the way including Kaitoke Regional Park plus a scenic drive through the Rimutaka mountain range and along the southern coast of the North Island.

  • 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.

  • Off-Road Hiking & Sightseeing Tour

    Go beyond the city, experiencing Wellington’s coastline from above as you’re taken on an off-road sightseeing tour along Wellington’s mountainous west coast. After traveling through Terawhiti Station (New Zealand’s largest wind farm), students will 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.

  • 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.

  • New Zealand International Film Festival

    The New Zealand International Film Festival is a national event extending the cinematic options of audiences and filmmakers throughout New Zealand. A programme of between 150-170 features is presented in Auckland and Wellington.
  • Wellington Kayaking Tour

    Students will spend the day exploring their new city via water by kayak with trained guides – what a refreshing experience!

  • Zealandia

    Zealandia is the first facility fully-dedicated to telling New Zealand’s unique conservation story. The exhibition presents 80 million years of natural history right up to the conservation movement of the present day. See some of New Zealand’s rarest birds, reptiles and insects living wild in their natural environment.

  • 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.

  • Off-Road Hiking & Sightseeing Tour

    Go beyond the city, experiencing Wellington’s coastline from above as you’re taken on an off-road sightseeing tour along Wellington’s mountainous west coast. After traveling through Terawhiti Station (New Zealand’s largest wind farm), students will 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.

  • 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.

  • New Zealand International Film Festival

    The New Zealand International Film Festival is a national event extending the cinematic options of audiences and filmmakers throughout New Zealand. A programme of between 150-170 features is presented in Auckland and Wellington.
  • Wellington Kayaking Tour

    Students will spend the day exploring their new city via water by kayak with trained guides – what a refreshing experience!

  • Zealandia

    Zealandia is the first facility fully-dedicated to telling New Zealand’s unique conservation story. The exhibition presents 80 million years of natural history right up to the conservation movement of the present day. See some of New Zealand’s rarest birds, reptiles and insects living wild in their natural environment.

  • South Wairarapa Tour

    Students will travel on a guided tour to Cape Palliser, the southernmost point of the North Island. After climbing up to the lighthouse, the group will go on a guided walk through the Putangirua Pinnacles, a famous filming location from The Lord of the Rings movies. There will be plenty of photo opportunities and stops along the way including Kaitoke Regional Park plus a scenic drive through the Rimutaka mountain range and along the southern coast of the North Island.

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

  • Abby Wilson

    Abby Wilson

    Abby Wilson will be your Resident Coordinator in Wellington and a resource for you while you are in New Zealand!

  • Rebecca Cott Head Shot

    Rebecca Cott

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

    Email - rebecca.cott@apiabroad.com

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

Click here to access the courses available at Massey University, Wellington.

Be sure to limit your search to those courses offered on the Wellington campus. From this link, you will be able to search by general subject areas or specific courses.

When searching for courses, make sure you are looking at courses available in the correct semester. In New Zealand, the university system goes by the calendar year vs. the academic year such as in the U.S. Also remember that New Zealand is in the Southern Hemisphere so their seasons are opposite than those in the Northern Hemisphere. Semester 1 in New Zealand refers to the spring term in the U.S. (February - July), whereas Semester 2 in New Zealand refers to the fall term in the U.S. (July - December). Study abroad students are able to choose from a large number of subjects offered by Massey University, however, there are courses that are not open to study abroad students

  • Be sure to check when the courses are offered

  • Check to see if the course is open to study abroad students

  • Make note of “Prerequisites” required for the course

  • If you will need to obtain course pre-approval, API advises selecting 6-8 courses

Language of Instruction: English   

Massey Communication Internship

Students with a strong background in communication, journalism, or marketing can apply for a full semester internship equivalent to 3-4 U.S. semester credits. 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.

Click here for a list of courses that include a fieldwork component, where a period of practical learning takes place outside of the formal laboratory or theoretical classroom setting. These courses give you a hands-on experience and the opportunity to get out and explore New Zealand as part of your studies.

Language of Instruction: English   

Massey Communication Internship

Students with a strong background in communication, journalism, or marketing can apply for a full semester internship equivalent to 3-4 U.S. semester credits. 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

Click here to access the courses available at Massey University, Wellington.

Be sure to limit your search to those courses offered on the Wellington campus. From this link, you will be able to search by general subject areas or specific courses.

When searching for courses, make sure you are looking at courses available in the correct semester. In New Zealand, the university system goes by the calendar year vs. the academic year such as in the U.S. Also remember that New Zealand is in the Southern Hemisphere so their seasons are opposite than those in the Northern Hemisphere. Semester 1 in New Zealand refers to the spring term in the U.S. (February - July), whereas Semester 2 in New Zealand refers to the fall term in the U.S. (July - December). Study abroad students are able to choose from a large number of subjects offered by Massey University, however, there are courses that are not open to study abroad students

  • Be sure to check when the courses are offered

  • Check to see if the course is open to study abroad students

  • Make note of “Prerequisites” required for the course

  • If you will need to obtain course pre-approval, API advises selecting 6-8 courses

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.

Click here for a list of courses that include a fieldwork component, where a period of practical learning takes place outside of the formal laboratory or theoretical classroom setting. These courses give you a hands-on experience and the opportunity to get out and explore New Zealand as part of your studies.

Language of Instruction: English   

Massey Semester/Year Course Information

Click here to access the courses available at Massey University, Wellington.

Be sure to limit your search to those courses offered on the Wellington campus. From this link, you will be able to search by general subject areas or specific courses.

When searching for courses, make sure you are looking at courses available in the correct semester. In New Zealand, the university system goes by the calendar year vs. the academic year such as in the U.S. Also remember that New Zealand is in the Southern Hemisphere so their seasons are opposite than those in the Northern Hemisphere. Semester 1 in New Zealand refers to the spring term in the U.S. (February - July), whereas Semester 2 in New Zealand refers to the fall term in the U.S. (July - December). Study abroad students are able to choose from a large number of subjects offered by Massey University, however, there are courses that are not open to study abroad students

  • Be sure to check when the courses are offered

  • Check to see if the course is open to study abroad students

  • Make note of “Prerequisites” required for the course

  • If you will need to obtain course pre-approval, API advises selecting 6-8 courses

Language of Instruction: English   

Massey Communication Internship

Students with a strong background in communication, journalism, or marketing can apply for a full semester internship equivalent to 3-4 U.S. semester credits. 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.

Click here for a list of courses that include a fieldwork component, where a period of practical learning takes place outside of the formal laboratory or theoretical classroom setting. These courses give you a hands-on experience and the opportunity to get out and explore New Zealand as part of your studies.

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.

Click here for a list of courses that include a fieldwork component, where a period of practical learning takes place outside of the formal laboratory or theoretical classroom setting. These courses give you a hands-on experience and the opportunity to get out and explore New Zealand as part of your studies.

Language of Instruction: English   

Massey Communication Internship

Students with a strong background in communication, journalism, or marketing can apply for a full semester internship equivalent to 3-4 U.S. semester credits. 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

Click here to access the courses available at Massey University, Wellington.

Be sure to limit your search to those courses offered on the Wellington campus. From this link, you will be able to search by general subject areas or specific courses.

When searching for courses, make sure you are looking at courses available in the correct semester. In New Zealand, the university system goes by the calendar year vs. the academic year such as in the U.S. Also remember that New Zealand is in the Southern Hemisphere so their seasons are opposite than those in the Northern Hemisphere. Semester 1 in New Zealand refers to the spring term in the U.S. (February - July), whereas Semester 2 in New Zealand refers to the fall term in the U.S. (July - December). Study abroad students are able to choose from a large number of subjects offered by Massey University, however, there are courses that are not open to study abroad students

  • Be sure to check when the courses are offered

  • Check to see if the course is open to study abroad students

  • Make note of “Prerequisites” required for the course

  • If you will need to obtain course pre-approval, API advises selecting 6-8 courses

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
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
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