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UK Exchange: Massey University - Palmerston North (ISEP Exchange)
Palmerston North, New Zealand (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year Alt.,
Fall,
Spring
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Sponsor: ISEP 
Program Dates &
Deadlines:
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Restrictions: UK applicants only
Fees and Policies Academic Year Alt.,
Fall,
Spring
Fact Sheet:
Experience Type:
Intern Abroad, Study Abroad
Area of Study:
Agriculture, Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Business, Chemistry, Computer Science, Dietetics & Human Nutrition, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Ecology, Education, Engineering, Equine Science, Food Science, Genetics, Geography, History, Kinesiology, Mathematics, Microbiology, Physics, Sociology
Course Language:
English
Minimum Language Requirement:
None
Housing Options:
Residence Hall
Eligibility:
2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior
Minimum GPA:
2.75
Student Type:
Undergraduate students only
Advisor:
Laurence Tuccori
UK Travel Medical Insurance:
Provided by program partner
Approved for VA Benefits:
Previously Approved
Program Description:
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Massey University - Palmerston North

Program Snapshot

Massey is New Zealand's only multi-campus university, with locations in Wellington, Auckland and Palmerston North. With an 80-year tradition of academic excellence, Massey offers a vast range of subjects, with key emphasis on natural sciences, engineering creative arts and business . Enjoy NZ's spectacular outdoors, with skiing, tramping, surfing and vineyards all just a day trip away!

Fast Facts

Palmerston North, New Zealand (pop. 80,000)
Student Enrollment: 9,000
Language of instruction: English
www.massey.ac.nz/
http://manawatu.massey.ac.nz/
Course Information

Location

One-third of the people living in Palmerston North are between the ages of fifteen and thirty. Many are students, making Palmerston North a young person's city with a lively social scene. The city center is vibrant with its many cafes, pubs, live theatre and live music.

Sport and off-campus adventure are also part of the city's attraction. Minutes from campus are some of the best mountain bike tracks anywhere. Further afield you will find bungy jumping, river kayaking, rafting, trout fishing, horseback riding and tramping. It's only two hours' drive to the capital city of Wellington, to vineyards and beaches in Hawke's Bay, or to snow-covered ski slopes at Mount Ruapehu in wintertime.

Program Type

ISEP-Exchange for US students.

Program Dates

Please note that this site observes the Southern Hemisphere academic calendar. If you want to study for a full-year in the southern hemisphere, consider starting your program at the beginning of their academic year in February or March. Some institutions offer annual rather than semester courses. For southern hemisphere programs, ISEP benefits do apply during the recess between semesters (June-July), whereas they do NOT apply between the end of one academic year and the beginning of a new academic year (December to February-March).
Academic year: late-February to mid-November; Semester 1: late-February to late-June; Semester 2: mid-July to mid-November.

Programs

Turitea site - Agriculture, Animal Science, Biotechnology, Business, Computer Science, Engineering, Food Science and Technology, Horticulture, Humanities and Social Sciences, Life Sciences, Material Sciences, Media Studies, Sciences and Sports Studies.
Hokowhitu site - Education.

Housing and Meals

Students are housed in single-occupancy rooms in residences with communal bathrooms and kitchen facilities. The ISEP-Direct program in New Zealand does NOT include meals; students are responsible for their own meals.

Student Activities

Massey University offers a wide range of extra-curricular student activities available for all students, from the Alpine club, to Fire-Spinning, to Waterpolo. Clubs Day, during the first week of the semester, is a great opportunity for students to peruse what's on offer, but there is also a list of Massey University Clubs. Massey also has excellent recreation center facilities available.

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Home to around 9,000 students, Massey's original campus is bicycle-friendly and set among beautiful park-like grounds. It is made up of two locations split by the Manawatu River: Turitea across the river from the city and Hokowhitu on the city-side.



ISEP-Exchange programs allow students to participate in reciprocal exchanges with students at ISEP member institutions worldwide, while paying their home university tuition. Students attending US universities that are ISEP-Exchange members are eligible to apply for these programs at other international ISEP-Exchange member universities. Chances of placement vary by location.


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Academic Credit
Students will earn transfer credit from Massey University. For all successfully completed courses, the credit hours, course title and course equivalency will be indicated on the UK transcript. Students must complete the coursework during this program according to the established guidelines by Massey University. The grades earned will be important to progression in future academic endeavors, including graduate or professional school; however the grades earned will NOT be indicated on the UK transcript. For more information visit the UK Education Abroad Academic Credit website.
  • PRIOR to participating on this program, students must complete an Academic Approval Form (AAF). The AAF indicates how the course will be used, or course equivalency, once they are transferred back to UK. Instructions on how to complete the AAF are included in application materials. 
  • Upon completion of the term abroad, the transcript should be sent to the UK Education Abroad office. Once received, Education Abroad staff will facilitate the transfer of credits to UK. 
  • All students will be enrolled in ISP 599: Study Abroad (1 credit hour) at UK during their term abroad. 
Required Applications
Students must complete two applications to participate in this program - one to UK Education Abroad and one to ISEP. For the ISEP application, contact the UK EA advisor (see contact information below). 

Scholarships & Financial Aid
Students are strongly encouraged to explore multiple funding opportunities for programs abroad. There are numerous opportunities available based on area of study, program type, length and country of destination. Smaller scholarships can often be "stacked" together to help fund education abroad.
  • Usually, financial aid (scholarships, loans and grants) used for on-campus study can be applied to education abroad programs. Students who qualify for financial aid should consult with UK Financial Aid as soon as possible to identify possible financial aid opportunities.
  • UK Education Abroad Scholarship - a campus wide selection committee awards needs-based scholarships to UK students in amounts of $750, $1,000 & $1,500. The deadline to apply is March 1 for Summer/Fall programs and October 1 for Spring/Winter programs. 
For more information about scholarship and funding resources, please visit the UK Education Abroad Financial Aid & Scholarships website. 

Program Costs
Costs and cancellation policies vary by program. Please see the "Fees and Policies" information page (the link is in the program header at the top of this website). Be sure to consider the associated UK costs, program specifications, and related travel expenses. 

Passport & Visa Requirements
Participants must have a passport valid for at least 6 months after the expected date of return to the U.S. The Wildcat Passport Acceptance Facility in the UK Student Center, accepts U.S. passport applications. For more information about U.S. passport applications, please visit the U.S. Department of State website. 
  • U.S. passport holders must obtain a visa for entry into New Zealand. Please consult the New Zealand Immigration website or your Education Abroad Advisor for more information. Students should pay careful attention to the amount of time required to obtain a visa. It is strongly suggested that students work with a visa expediting service, such as A Briggs or VisaHQ to obtain the visa.
Health & Safety Abroad
All participants of this program will be enrolled in Travel Medical Insurance for the duration of the program. Participants wishing to travel before or after the official program dates are strongly encouraged to purchase additional coverage for the extended travel dates. Please see the UK Education Abroad Health & Safety website for more information.

All students will participate in UK pre-departure orientation activities. Students will often participate in orientation activities upon arrival in the host country as well. In addition to pre-departure orientations, students will have access to on-going orientation resources during and after their program to maximize the intercultural and intellectual learning potential at each phase of the education abroad experience. Students are strongly encouraged to independently research their host country. Participants should consider the history, current politics, social media outlets, tourism boards, etc. 

For More Information
For additional information about the program, please contact:
EA Peer Ambassadors, Education Abroad Resource Center, 315 Bradley Hall - Walk ins are welcome Monday-Friday 9am - 5pm
Mr. Laurence Tuccori, EA Exchanges Coordinator, laurence.tuccori@uky.edu

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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2015 04/01/2015 ** 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.