PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS 

• Experience an outdoor lover’s dream surrounded by islands, volcanos, and geo-thermal hot springs in a country where endless opportunities for adventure await. 

• Massey offers a broad range of academic options while also offering an action-packed experience both in and outside of the classroom for adventure, arts and culture enthusiasts alike.  

• Connect with peers in a welcoming and inclusive campus environment where creativity and diversity are celebrated through a vast range of student associations including “Rainbow Students at Massey”. 

LIFE ABROAD  

Gain an in-depth world class education and inside look into Maori culture all while having access to an endless number of outdoor activities in New Zealand, including skiing, hiking, and surfing! 

LIVE 

Connect with globally engaged citizens in a self-catered student apartment located on, or within 10 minutes walking distance of campus! Each student housing option has gender neutral bathrooms, access to laundry facilities, and single rooms available with shared common areas. 

DINE 

Prepare meals in a communal kitchenette alongside new friends from all over the world who are living in student accommodations. Explore the rich food scene by visiting a farmers' market to try some local staples like fish and chips, hand pies, and New Zealand lamb kabobs!  

EXPERIENCE 

Easy access to airports, trains, and bus systems to explore all the wonder New Zealand has to offer! Travel north to the bustling city of Auckland and visit beaches, vineyards, or go on a breath-taking hike along the coast.  Spend the weekend visiting picturesque destinations like Fiordland National Park, Waitomo Cave, or Hobbiton located outside Matamata! 

EXPLORE 

After class, wander around the Manawatu River Pathway or visit the vibrant Victoria Esplanade Gardens. Immerse in the sports-obsessed culture of New Zealand by visiting the local rugby museum or by joining a recreational team at the Manawatu: one of New Zealand’s oldest rugby unions. 

THRIVE 

Maintain or start a fitness routine by joining Develop meaningful cross-cultural connections by joining a wide range of available faith-based, academic, cultural, or LGBTQIA+ student associations on campus. Resources are available for students seeking support for mental health, childcare facilities for dependents, or invisible and visible disabilities.  

GLOBAL STUDENT ATHLETE PROGRAM 

Massey University also offers a unique Global Student Athlete program that allows male and female student-athletes to combine international coaching and training with one or two semesters of overseas study. You will train with the elite sportspeople of the Manawatu region and have opportunities to engage with both professional athletes and New Zealand representatives of your sport. Learn more about the global student athlete program. 

INTERNSHIP 

Gain international work experience with a credit-bearing internship in communication, journalism, or marketing. Past placements include media companies, arts agencies, sports organizations, and global non-profits. 

What We Love About Massey University  

This program provides the option to explore the vast natural beauty of New Zealand, take advantage of world class outdoor adventure activities, all while immersing in Maori culture!  

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Program Website

Course Description

Massey University has a rich academic history, particularly in the fields of agriculture and animal studies. They now offer over 150 programs including sciences, education, arts, humanities and social sciences, aviation, horticulture, engineering, food science and technology, biotechnology, advanced material sciences and product development. 

Massey also offers a unique opportunity for student athletes.  Their Global Student Athlete program allows male and female student-athletes to combine international coaching and training with one or two semesters of overseas study. 

The chart below highlights some of the more popular classes students have taken in the past.  Use this to get started on your own academic planning for your study abroad in New Zealand. 

Credits Earned 

Students who complete the program in good standing can expect to 60 credits which ISEP recommends is the equivalent of 12-15 U.S. Credit Hours. Each paper (class) will be worth 15 points (credits).  

If you use financial aid, please speak with a qualified financial aid advisor to understand your academic obligations and the requirements for using financial aid. 

Sample Classes Available: 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Biology 

 
 
 
 

Business 

 
 
 
 

Health Sciences 

 
 
 
 

Communications 

 
 
 
 

Psychology 

 
 
 
 

Conservation Biology (Semester I & II) 

 
 

Global Business (Semester I&II) 

 
 

Applied Sciences for Health Professionals (Semester II) 

 
 

Creative Communication (Semester I & II) 

 
 

Personnel Psychology and Career Development (Semester I & II) 

 
 
 
 

Evolutionary Biology (Semester II) 

 
 

Business and Sustainability (Semester I & II) 

 
 

Primary Health Care and Health Promotion ( Semester I& II) 

 
 

Intercultural Communication (Semester I) 

 
 

Advanced Indigenous Psychologies (Semester I) 

 
 
 
 

Proteins and Cell Biology (Semester I & II) 

 
 

Business Finance (Semester I & II) 

 
 

Mental Health Promotion (Semester II) 

 
 

Marketing Communication and Advertising (Semester II) 

 
 

Brain and Behavior (Semester I & II) 

 
 
 
 

Foundation Human Bioscience (Semester I & II) 

 
 

Music Business Development (Semester I) 

 
 

Te Ao Kori and Health Promotion (Semester I) 

 
 

Communication Development in Children (Semester II) 

 
 

Data Analysis (Semester I)

Website for Course Availability

ISEP STUDENT SERVICES OFFICER Honorah Maggio 703-504-9989 | hmaggio@isep.org Thanks for your interest in ISEP Study Abroad! I’m your Student Services Officer and main point of contact here at ISEP. As you search for programs, I'll be available to answer any questions you might have. Feel free to contact me at any point in your search process for help, tips or advice.

Academics

Undergraduate
(in English)

*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Agriculture:

    Agricultural Business Operations Agricultural Economics Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture Agronomy and Crop Science Animal Sciences Equine Studies Horticulture Operations International Agriculture Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management Soil Sciences

  • Area Studies:

    Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other European Studies French Studies Japanese Studies Latin American Studies Pacific Rim Studies Regional Studies (U.S., Canada, Foreign)

  • Biology: Recommended!

    Anatomy Animal Physiology Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Entomology Genetics Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography Marine Sciences Physiology Plant Physiology Wildlife Biology Zoology/Animal Biology

  • Business: Recommended!

    Accounting Business Communications Business Management Business Statistics Construction Management E-Commerce Economics Entrepreneurship Fashion Merchandising Finance Human Resources Management International Business/Trade/Commerce Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management Management Information Systems Marketing Organizational Behavior Studies Organizational Leadership

  • Communication: Recommended!

    Advertising Digital Communication and Media Intercultural Communication Journalism Mass Communication/Media Studies Photojournalism Public Relations Publishing Radio and Television

  • Computer and Information Sciences:

    Computer and IT Support Services Computer Applications Programming Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications Informatics Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation Web Page/Multimedia Design

  • Construction Trades:

    Aviation Management and Operations Aviation Science and Technology Building Construction Technology Construction Site Management Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology

  • Education

    Early Childhood Education

  • Engineering:

    Agricultural Engineering Computer Engineering Computer Software Engineering Electrical and Electronics Engineering Environmental Engineering Mechanical Engineering Robotics, and Automation Engineering Surveying Engineering Textile Sciences and Engineering

  • English Language and Literature:

    English Literature (British and Commonwealth) General Literature Professional/Technical Writing Writing

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures:

    Chinese Language and Literature Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Comparative Literature Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other French Language and Literature Japanese Language and Literature Linguistics Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Sciences: Recommended!

    Athletic Training Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Clinical Laboratory Science Communication Sciences and Disorders Community Health Services/Counseling Health and Wellness Medicine Nutrition Sciences Occupational Therapy Public Health Veterinary Sciences Veterinary Technology

  • History:

    Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology Ancient Studies/Civilizations Asian History European History History, Other

  • Human Services:

    Public Administration Social Work

  • International/Global Studies

    International Relations and Affairs

  • Language and Culture

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Humanities

  • Mathematics:

    Statistics Topology and Foundations

  • Natural Resources/Conservation:

    Environmental Science Land Use Planning Marine Resources Management Sustainability Studies

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies:

    Ethics Philosophy Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences:

    Acoustics Astronomy Chemistry Geology/Earth Science Physics

  • Psychology: Recommended!

    Behavioral Sciences Clinical Psychology Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics Counseling Psychology Developmental and Child Psychology Dispute Resolution Educational Psychology Industrial and Organizational Psychology

  • Social Sciences:

    Anthropology Cartography/GIS Family and Consumer Sciences Geography Human Development and Family Studies Political Science and Government Sociology Urban Studies Work and Family Studies

  • Sports Studies:

    Kinesiology and Exercise Science Sport and Fitness Management Sports Studies

  • Visual and Performing Arts:

    Folk Art Industrial and Product Design Interior Design Jazz Studies Metal and Jewelry Arts

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
    *accepts lower GPA with explanation
  • TOEFL iBT Score: 80
  • TOEFL Writing Score: 19
  • IELTS Score: 6
  • IELTS Writing Score: 5.5
  • IELTS Reading Score: 5.5
  • IELTS Listening Score: 5.5
  • IELTS Speaking Score: 5.5

Special Application Instructions

Students are required to submit an internal application following their placement which is required of the host institution. Instructions will be sent by the ISEP Host Coordinator by email. Missing or unverified documentation will result in delays in student placement; ISEP, therefore, recommends that applicants enclose the following documentation with their ISEP application:

Students interested in taking courses at the New Zealand School of Music or the College of Creative Arts should consult special application instructions for audition tape and portfolio submission requirements. 

PASSPORT: All students must have a valid passport to participate in this program. If you do not have a valid passport, we suggest you start the application process as soon as possible.

VISA/RESIDENCE PERMIT: Most students attending this program will be required to obtain a visa/residence permit. For more information on the process and estimated cost, please review the ISEP Country Handbook here.

Graduate
(in English)

Fields of Study

  • Agriculture

  • Architecture

  • Biology

  • Communication

  • Computer and Information Sciences

  • Engineering

  • Health Sciences

  • History

  • Hospitality and Tourism

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences

  • Mathematics

  • Natural Resources/Conservation

  • Physical Sciences

  • Social Sciences

  • Sports Studies

  • Visual and Performing Arts

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
  • TOEFL iBT Score: 90
  • TOEFL Writing Score: 20
  • IELTS Score: 6

Special Application Instructions

Students are required to submit an internal application following their placement which is required of the host institution. Instructions will be sent by the ISEP Host Coordinator by email. Missing or unverified documentation will result in delays in student placement; ISEP, therefore, recommends that applicants enclose the following documentation with their ISEP application:

Students interested in taking courses at the New Zealand School of Music or the College of Creative Arts should consult special application instructions for audition tape and portfolio submission requirements. 

PASSPORT: All students must have a valid passport to participate in this program. If you do not have a valid passport, we suggest you start the application process as soon as possible.

VISA/RESIDENCE PERMIT: Most students attending this program will be required to obtain a visa/residence permit. For more information on the process and estimated cost, please review the ISEP Country Handbook here.

Other Academic Conditions

Academic Program Notes:

• Massey University’s Global Student Athlete program allows male and female student-athletes to combine international coaching and training with one or two semesters of overseas study. Students will train with the elite athletes of the Manawatu region and have opportunities to engage with both professional athletes and New Zealand representatives of their respective sports.

Strength and Conditioning provides athletes from any sport with structured personal training sessions to improve their stamina and fitness.

Elite Sport Services combine comprehensive workshops, performance tracking, and a sport centre membership.

Rugby is an opportunity for overseas rugby players to train alongside professional coaches and athletes in New Zealand.

Equestrian gives experienced riders three riding sessions per week, focusing on dressage or showjumping, and all necessary equipment for your horse.

Cricket includes coaching by international players, weekly training sessions, placement into a local cricket team, and enrolment in Elite Sport Services.

• Students with a strong background in communication, journalism, or marketing can apply for a full semester internship.  The Communication Internship involves a placement in a media company, for-profit business, community arts agency, sports organisation, governmental department, or global non-profit.  Internships are available on all three Massey campuses during semester 1 and 2. The internship will serve as one of the four courses you take at Massey during the semester. 

• Students interested in taking courses at the New Zealand School of Music or the College of Creative Arts should consult special application instructions for audition tape and portfolio submission requirements. 

• Massey University follows the Southern Hemisphere calendar. If you are considering studying for a full-year in New Zealand, you should consider starting your program at the beginning of Massey’s academic year in February. 

Programs are called “qualifications” in New Zealand and a program area of focus is called a “specialization”.  Classes are called both “courses” and “papers”.  Most courses are worth 15 credits per semester.  Students can expect to spend 10 hours per week attending lectures and required discussions, completing readings and assignments. 

The credit system at Massey U.

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