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The National Expedition and Internship will take students across the North and South Islands of New Zealand followed by placement in an internship with an opportunity to work on real-world problems relevant to your degree. The key components of this program are a two-week study tour starting in June and a four-week internship in one of the available program options. You’ll travel through some of the planet’s most spectacular scenery, immerse yourself in Kiwi culture, and see parts of New Zealand open only to locals, all while earning half a semester’s worth of credit toward your degree.
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.
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.
Students will attend a game of rugby and watch the Wellington Hurricanes take on one of their competitors!
TOTAL CREDITS: 6-8 Semester credits
While earning university credits during your summer break, you will explore the spectacular scenery of New Zealand's North and South Islands and gain valuable international work experience. The program begins with a two-week study tour followed by a four-week internship. You can choose one of the available program options, each offering a unique academic focus and itinerary. The Communications and Marketing program is suitable for Journalism, Public Relations, Advertising, Marketing, Media Studies and Communication majors. The Disaster Risk and Emergency Management program is suitable for Emergency Management, Homeland Security, Public Safety, Engineering, Urban and Regional Planning, Public Policy, Sociology, Geography, and Health Sciences majors. The Agriculture and Environment* program is suitable for Agribusiness, Agriculture, Environmental Science and Wildlife Management majors.
*Please note that Agriculture and Environment has been suspended for 2020 and will return in 2021.
Note: While application requirements for this program call for students with a junior-level standing, Sophomores interested in applying may be eligible for acceptance if they have completed two classes at the junior level in a related major. Please contact API for more information.
Students receive an official transcript from Massey University upon completion of their program.
Karen Dryden will be your Resident Coordinator and a resource for you while you are in New Zealand!
Rebecca Cott will be your Program Manager and prepare you to go abroad!
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Students participating in the National Expedition and Internship Program at Massey University will receive 6-8 U.S. semester credits. The National Expedition and Internship will take students across the North and South Islands of New Zealand followed by an opportunity to work on real-world problems relevant to their degree through an internship placement. The key components of this program are a two-week study tour starting in June and a four-week internship in one of our available program options. Students travel through some of the planet’s most spectacular scenery, immerse themselves in Kiwi culture, and see parts of New Zealand open only to locals, all while earning half a semester’s worth of credit toward their degree.
This program is designed for Journalism, Media Studies, Public Relations, Advertising, Marketing, and Communication majors.
In this course you explore manifestations of companies’ image and identity in order to assess how successful tourism and hospitality industry branding is at engaging the attention of people new to the country and culture. You examine the identity of the service-providing organizations and brands you encounter, reviewing organizational image and identifying how effectively companies appear to communicate what they offer.
Language of Instruction: English
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.
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.