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UK Exchange: Massey University - Palmerston North (ISEP Exchange)
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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 academic year or semester programs

ISEP-Exchange for US students.
ISEP-Direct site for students from all member institutions.



Chance of Placement

ISEP-Exchange chance of placement for US students is generally Very Limited.
For the most current chances of placement, see the Sites Open for Applications for US Students or Sites Open for I-to-I Applications.
Chance of placement on ISEP-Direct is Excellent.

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 (their fall) = late-February to late-June. Semester 2 (their spring) = mid-July to mid-November.

Programs

Turitea site - Agriculture, Animal Science, Biotechnology, Business (College of Business is AACSB accredited), 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.

ISEP-Direct programs allow students to enroll directly in a host institution abroad, instead of exchanging places with another student. Chances of placement are typically excellent for qualified applicants and some sites offer special academic programs and excursions. Students attending US universities that are either ISEP-Exchange members or ISEP-Direct members can participate in ISEP-Direct programs abroad.

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ISEP Network

In addition to the program featured above, UK students may petition to participate on any exchange program within the ISEP network. For more information on additional ISEP Direct programs, visit the ISEP Search for a Program or the Directory of International Universities.

Eligibility
This program is open to undergraduate students from all academic disciplines.

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 Education Abroad Academic Credit website.
  • PRIOR to participating in this program, students must complete an Academic Approval Form (AAF). The AAF indicates how the courses will be used, or course equivalency, once they are transferred back to UK. Instructions on how to complete the AAF are included in the application materials.  
  • Upon completion of the term abroad, the transcript should be sent to the Education Abroad at UK office. Once received, the Education Abroad staff will coordinate the transfer of credits to UK.
  • All students will be enrolled in ISP 599: Study Abroad (1 credit hour) during their term abroad.

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Students are strongly encouraged to explore all funding opportunities for programs abroad. There are numerous opportunities available based on the area of study, program type, length, and country of destination. 
  • Many financial aid packages (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 their UK Financial Aid counselor as soon as possible to apply for funding.
     
  • The Education Abroad at UK Scholarship - The campus-wide Selection Committee awards need-based scholarships to UK students in the amounts of $750, $1,000 and $1,500. The deadline for application materials is March 1 for Summer/Fall programs and October 1 for Spring/Winter programs.
For more information about scholarship and funding opportunities, please visit the Education Abroad at UK Financial Aid & Scholarships resource page.

Applications

Program Costs

  • Costs and cancellation policies vary by program, so it is important to review this information very carefully. For more information on program costs, please see the "Fees and Policies" information page (the link is in the program header at the top of this website).

Passport & Visa Requirements

  • Participants holding a US passport are required to obtain a student visa before entering New Zealand. For more information please visit the New Zealand immigration website. Visa applications should be submitted well in advance of the program start date.  Students should pay careful attention to the amount of time required to obtain the visa. It is strongly suggested that students work with a visa expediting service, such as A Briggs or VisaHQ to obtain the visa.

Travel Medical Insurance

All participants of this program will be enrolled in travel medical insurance via ISEP. For details on the coverage provided please visit the ISEP Health Insurance website.

Participants wishing to travel before or after the official program dates are strongly encouraged to purchase additional coverage for the extended dates via Education Abroad at UK. Please see the Education Abroad at UK Health & Safety webpage for more information. There is an option to purchase the extended coverage in the application.

For More Information

For additional information about this program, please contact:

  • EA Peer Ambassadors, Education Abroad Resource Center, 315 Bradley Hall
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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2015 11/01/2014** 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.