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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 four different academic tracks to include Agriculture and Environment, Communication and Marketing, Creative Expression and Digital Media or Disaster Risk and Emergency Management. 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?

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

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 sophomores, 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 contact information form
  • Official transcript
  • Résumé
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Entry requirements: valid passport

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 6-8 semester credits

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 four different academic tracks to include Agriculture and Environment, Communication and Marketing, Creative Expression and Digital Media or Disaster Risk and Emergency Management. 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.

TRANSCRIPTS

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

Courses

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 available in four different academic tracks to include Agriculture and Environment, Communication and Marketing, Creative Expression and Digital Media, or Disaster Risk and Emergency Management. 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.

Agriculture and Environment - Agribusiness, Agriculture, Environmental Science, and Wildlife Management Majors

NATIONAL EXPEDITION

The program starts with an introduction to New Zealand through a two-week study tour of the North and South Islands led by Massey staff. Travel through New Zealand’s dynamic geographic and cultural terrain, visit some of the country’s most popular destinations including national parks, alpine areas, volcanoes, and get way off-the-beaten-track with experienced local staff.

Through field visits and in-depth sessions with local experts, students will gain an understanding of the intricate relationships between agricultural and environmental issues in New Zealand and how these issues shape the everyday lives of Kiwis and the country as a whole. The academic case studies will examine selected aspects of New Zealand’s environment and agriculture. Students will benefit from on-the-ground expertise and guidance provided by Massey staff throughout these two weeks.

INTERNSHIP

Four-week internships within government agencies, agribusinesses, non-profit environmental organizations, wildlife sanctuaries, and wineries are all possibilities. The team at Massey will match each student’s skills and experiences with the range of opportunities available within the Hawke’s Bay region. Transportation to and from the internship site is included in the program fee.

The internship will involve a 120-160 hour placement which is accompanied by an intensive course of project work, journaling, and reflections. This internship will expose students to a foreign work environment and associated challenges that are related to their interests and career goals.

ONE OF THE TOP AGRICULTURE PROGRAMS IN THE WORLD

Massey University’s agricultural program is ranked 27th in the world and third in the Southern Hemisphere in the QS 2017 World University Rankings by Subject Area. Weekends will generally be free, depending on the final field trip schedules. Students will be assigned readings in advance of their coursework to put them on a more level footing with their Kiwi counterparts.

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

Faculty

  • Abby Wilson

    Abby Wilson

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

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    Rebecca Cott

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

    Email - rebecca.cott@apiabroad.com

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!

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.

Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Summer Jun 3, 2019 - Jul 13, 2019 $6,980 Mar 1, 2019 Mar 15, 2019
Summer Jun 10, 2019 - Jul 20, 2019 $6,980 Mar 1, 2019 Mar 15, 2019
Summer Jun 10, 2019 - Jul 20, 2019 $6,980 Mar 1, 2019 Mar 15, 2019
Summer Jun 22, 2019 - Aug 3, 2019 $6,980 Mar 1, 2019 Mar 15, 2019