Study for a Semester in New Zealand!
Located on the northern coast of the South Island of New Zealand, NMIT offers a variety of attractive academic options. Students will receive great exposure to local industries as well as a large number of opportunities outside of the classroom to explore all that New Zealand has to offer.
NMIT's Nelson and Marlborough campuses are located at the top of the South Island which gives us privileged access to some of the best outdoor activities and scenery anywhere in the world. The Nelson campus location means quick and easy access to the cafés, restaurants and shopping in Nelson city. Just one and a half hours’ drive from Nelson, the Blenheim campus provides a standalone study abroad experience which allows you to immerse yourself in the world of winemaking. The Marlborough region produces 78 percent of New Zealand’s grapes for wine and is the home of the acclaimed New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc variety. Study during the Semester 1 (February to June) and you can include a course that allows placement in a local winery producing your own vintage!
Students are able to apply for the ISEP Exchange or ISEP Direct program. The major different between these two programs is how fees are structure. On the ISEP Exchange program students pay Appalachian tuition and fees plus the ISEP Full Exchange Fee. On the ISEP Direct program students will be billed the ISEP Direct program fee. Non-resident students should check to see if the ISEP Direct cost will be less than Appalachian out of state tuition rates.
ISEP Chance of Placement - Very Limited (students should have another ISEP exchange program with a Good or better chance of placement as a backup or be prepared to go Direct)
- Fall Semester: Mid July to Early November (Session II in New Zealand)
- Spring Semester: Late February to Late June (Session I in New Zealand)
Students on the NMIT program will stay at university arranged housing, either student apartments or a homestay.
Students participating on the ISEP Exchange program option will pay the ISEP Full Exchange Program Fee to Appalachian and will not pay housing or meal costs to the NZ university.
Program CostsPaid to Appalachian State
|App Tuition & Fees||based on your residency|
|Housing and Meals||ISEP Full Fee|
|1OIED Program Development Fee||$200|
|Intl Health Dev Fee||$60|
Estimated Additional Costs
|ISEP Application Fee||$100|
|ISEP Placement Fee||$375|
|Airfare||$1400 - $2200|
|Additional Meals||$100 - $400|
|1Personal Expenses||$1200 - $1800|
|Books and Materials||$200 - $400|
|Local Transportation||$100 - $200|
|Visa (for US Citizens)||$0|
|US Based Health Insurance||Varies|
|2Personal Travel and Spending||$1000 - $2000|
2Personal Travel and Spending amounts will vary by student and will be affected by how often a student goes out, travels, and the items they purchase.
Please note that non-billable costs are estimates only and will be affected by personal spending habits, currency fluctuations, etc. Prices listed in USD unless otherwise noted.
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.
Each semester OIED offers a variety of different scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $250 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.
NMIT offers courses in Agriculture (including Viticulture), Business, Marine Science, Computer and Information Sciences, Sport and Recreation, Visual and Performing Arts, and Adventure Tourism. For more information about the course offerings please visit the ISEP NMIT 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). Students participating on the ISEP program will be required to enroll in 12-18 credits per semester. For more information about study abroad enrollment policies, credit approval, and credit and grade conversions please visit the Academics section of our website.
How to ApplyApplications are accepted on a rolling basis and some programs may fill up before the listed deadline. Each year applications for Fall, Spring, and Summer will open up on August 1st. Once open the deadline will be listed below and an Apply Now button will be available at the top and bottom of this page. Most applications will have a 2 part application process so students are encouraged to complete their OIED application well before the listed deadline.
Students applying to an ISEP program should complete the ISEP application while also completing the Appalachian application.
For more information about deadlines and how to apply please visit our Guide Me web page.
|Term||Year||App Deadline||OIED Approval Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Fall Semester||2020||02/01/2020 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.