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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.

What's Included?

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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

Medical and Life Insurance

Excursions (overnight, day)

Social and Cultural Activities

Welcome and Farewell Group Meals

Volunteer Opportunities

Breakfast During National Expedition

Tuition (including course-related activities and excursions)

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 juniors and seniors
  • Must be actively pursuing a degree in related major
  • Completion of two classes at the junior level in a related major
  • Completed API application
  • University Approval Form
  • Official transcript
  • Resumé
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Entry requirements: valid passport
Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Summer Jun 6, 2020 - Jul 18, 2020 $6,980 Mar 1, 2020 Mar 15, 2020
Summer Jun 13, 2020 - Jul 25, 2020 $6,980 Mar 1, 2020 Mar 15, 2020

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.

  • 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.

  • Rugby Event

    Students will attend a game of rugby and watch the Wellington Hurricanes take on one of their competitors!

What You’ll Study

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.

TRANSCRIPTS

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

Staff & Coordinators

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    Karen Dryden

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

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    Emily Downing

    Emily Downing will be your Program Coordinator for this location and will prepare you to go abroad with us!

    Email - emily.downing@apiabroad.com

COURSE OFFERINGS

CREDIT INFORMATION

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.

Communication and Marketing

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   

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Disaster Risk and Emergency Management

This program is designed for Emergency Management, Public Safety, Engineering, Urban and Regional Planning, Public Policy, Sociology, Geography, and Health Science majors.

This course will provide students with an opportunity to gain knowledge on the context, structure, job roles, policies and processes of contemporary risk-based emergency management, one of the fastest growing areas of public endeavor in New Zealand and internationally. The course will also enable those with a background in "Civil Defence" or from other emergency-related disciplines to locate their experiences and knowledge within the broader context of the expanding field of "emergency management".

Language of Instruction: English   

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Highlights
  • Classes taught in English
  • Two-weeks of expedition travel through the north and south islands of New Zealand
  • Four-week internship in four academic disciplines

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.