Program Details

Studying abroad can be a more meaningful and invigorating learning experience than at home—both inside and outside of the classroom. You may be more curious and alert than you usually are so use this heightened energy to enhance your studies as well as yo
Location:
Wellington, New Zealand
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:

Hawke’s Bay Province stretches along the eastern shore of the Northern Island of New Zealand. It is a region full of fertile farms and vineyards, beautiful coastline, phenomenal beaches, volcanos, mountain ranges, and forests. This mecca of adventurous living is home to regular farmer’s markets and food festivals; Hawke’s Bay is truly a culinary paradise. In the various towns in the region you’ll find restored art-deco ruins and architecture, small businesses, boutiques, and shops set amidst rolling hills and an abundance of sunshine. There are two major urban areas in the Hawke’s Bay region: Hastings and Napier. Less than twenty kilometers apart and commonly referred to as “The Twin Cities,” these two cities they are often combined in official statistics. The Hastings-Napier district, often referred to as the “Fruit Bowl of New Zealand,” is nationally famous for being a region of food production, with an abundance of stone fruits, pome fruits, and vegetables. It is also the base of New Zealand’s red wine industry, making it the ideal location for students to intern in a variety of placements related to food and agricultural production. Conveniently close to Asia, Australia, and the South Pacific, New Zealand itself is truly spectacular: Renowned for its natural resources and breathtaking scenery, the country is also regarded by travelers as particularly safe and welcoming. Being located in the Southern Hemisphere, New Zealand’s seasons are the reverse of those in the United States. The New Zealand program in Hawke’s Bay takes place during the summer months of the northern hemisphere which is the winter season in New Zealand. The winter weather in New Zealand can fluctuate daily but the region of Hawke’s Bay is known for its mild, temperate climate.

Studying abroad can be a more meaningful and invigorating learning experience than at home—both inside and outside of the classroom. You may be more curious and alert than you usually are so use this heightened energy to enhance your studies as well as your cultural and geographical explorations. You may also encounter different teaching styles and course processes; be prepared to adapt and to learn. Courses You will enroll in two courses, each worth 15 Massey credits (approx. 3-4 US semester credits each). Courses are subject to minor changes resulting from on-going curricular review, faculty assignments, and program revisions. National Expedition Field Study: New Zealand Agriculture and Environment (15 Massey credits) New Zealand Internship Experience (15 Massey credits)

his program is administered in the US by USAC and at Massey University by Greg Huff, the Study Abroad and Exchange Coordinator at Massey University. Academic staff members from Massey University will accompany students during the National Expedition Field Study to provide on-the-ground expertise, facilitate the delivery of the field study course, and provide general student support. During the internship, students will have access to a Resident Advisor who will be present at the accommodations and can provide 24-hour student support. An academic staff member from Massey University will oversee the academic content of the internship and will make regular trips to the accommodation facilities to connect with students and address any academic issues or concerns. Additionally, each internship site will have a staff member who will serve as the main point of contact for students.

Setting Description:
This program is administered in the US by USAC and at Massey University by Greg Huff, the Study Abroad and Exchange Coordinator at Massey University. Academic staff members from Massey University will accompany students during the National Expedition Field Study to provide on-the-ground expertise, facilitate the delivery of the field study course, and provide general student support. During the internship, students will have access to a Resident Advisor who will be present at the accommodations and can provide 24-hour student support. An academic staff member from Massey University will oversee the academic content of the internship and will make regular trips to the accommodation facilities to connect with students and address any academic issues or concerns. Additionally, each internship site will have a staff member who will serve as the main point of contact for students.
Cost:
Includes Housing, some meals, scholarship advising, mandatory New Zealand insurance, airport pickup and 24-hour local emergency staff support.

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