Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Palmerston North, New Zealand
- Program Terms: Summer
- Homepage: Click to visit
- Program Sponsor: USAC
The 15-Massey-credit field study serves as an introduction to New Zealand via a two-week expedition through the North and South Islands. Experience New Zealand’s dynamic geographic and cultural terrain, visit some of the country’s most popular destinations—including glaciers, volcanoes, and geothermal zones—and get way off-the-beaten-track with experienced local staff. The four-week, 15-Massey-credit internship placements are within government agencies, agribusinesses, non-profit environmental organizations, wildlife sanctuaries, and wineries. The on-site team will match your skills and experiences with the range of opportunities available within the Hawke’s Bay region.
Students will spend most of their nights during the National Expedition in YHA Hostels which provides an excellent opportunity to connect with fellow students and other travelers from around the world. During the internship portion of this program students are housed in an agricultural, summer camp-style hostel located in an orchard in Hastings. Weekday breakfast are provided but students are responsible for their own lunches and dinners and can shop and plan group meals together, if desired. Over the final days of the program, students will be transported to Massey University’s Manawatu campus in Palmerston North and will be housed in on-campus accommodations.
|1USAC Tuition & Housing||See USAC|
|2OIED Program Development Fee||$200|
|Airfare||$1600 - $2200|
|Meals||$300 - $600|
|1Essential Living Expenses||$400 - $800|
|Books and Materials||$0|
|Local Transportation||$70 - $150|
|Visa (for US Citizens)||$0|
|Estimated Total Additional Expenses|
|2Personal Travel and Spending||$300 - $600|
Students are encouraged to start planning for their study abroad program costs well in advance. Please use the Student Financial Planning Worksheet to help estimate your anticipated expenses and your anticipated financial resources. When planning for estimated additional costs students are encouraged to research currency conversion rates.
The majority of financial aid and scholarships can apply to semester and year-long study abroad programs. For more information please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid web page.
USAC offers a variety of scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $500 to $1000.
Each semester OIED offers a variety of different scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $500 to $2000.
Benjamin A Gilman Scholarship
The Gilman Scholarship Program application is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.
Fund for Education Abroad
Applicants from groups underrepresented in study abroad and those destined for non-traditional locations are given preference, in an effort to make the demographics of U.S. undergraduates studying abroad reflect the rich diversity of the U.S. population.
For information about additional scholarships please visit our External Scholarships web page.
USAC’s partnership with Massey University’s National Expedition and Internship Program allows you to participate in a 2-week focused "expedition" throughout New Zealand with the opportunity to explore current issues specific to Agirculture and Environment through field visits, case studies, and engagement with local experts. This is followed by a 4-week internship placement that is accompanied by an intensive course of project work, journaling, reflections, and a learning portfolio. Students must be majoring in Agribusiness, Agriculture, Environmental Science, or Wildlife Management and complete both portions of the program. For more information about course options please visit the USAC Hawke's Bay webpage.
All students are expected to maintain at least the equivalent of a full time course load according to Appalachian State and the host university while abroad (whichever is greater). For more information about study abroad enrollment policies, credit approval, and credit and grade conversions please visit the Academics section of our website.