Massey University’s national expedition and internship program will take you across the North and South Islands of New Zealand and place you in an internship where you will work on real world problems relevant to your degree. You’ll travel through some of the planet’s most spectacular scenery, immerse yourself in Kiwi culture and see parts of New Zealand open only to locals, all while earning half a semester’s worth of credit toward your degree. This foreign internship will set you apart from the masses and benefit you throughout your career.

Program Length: 6 weeks
Credit options: 6-8 U.S. credits

Program Website

Course Description

The six-week program is worth 30 Massey credits, equivalent to six to eight U.S. credits or 15 ECTS. Check the program page for a description of the course and links to an academic guide.

Recommended reading begins on May 21. The program then starts with a two-week expedition of the North and South Islands led by Massey staff, exploring how successfully the brands and images of the tourism industry capture the attention of people new to the country and culture. You will discover New Zealand’s adventure capital, alpine towns and glaciers, historic settlements and the country’s geothermal playground. Stops along the trek from Auckland to Queenstown will involve case studies looking at the identity of the organizations and brands you encounter, assessing the company’s image and identifying how effectively they appear to communicate what they offer. 

Interns will be placed at a range of organizations across Wellington, a capital city renowned for its arts and culture. The placements will have a community service or social justice focus which will contrast with the tourism-oriented businesses analyzed during the national expedition.

This program is eligible for a scholarship! Click the link below to find out more.

Explore New Zealand Scholarship

Website for Course Availability

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*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Business: Recommended!

    Business Communications E-Commerce Marketing

  • Communication: Recommended!

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

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher

Special Application Instructions

Massey Application 

In addition to completing the ISEP application, students must also submit a separate Massey University application. Missing or unverified documentation will result in delays in student placement; ISEP, therefore, recommends that applicants enclose the following documentation with their ISEP application, wherever possible.

Massey is unable to issue your unconditional offer, or formalize your Massey placement, without the documents listed above. Incomplete applications can therefore incur processing delays. 

Massey University cannot recognize unverified copies of birth certificates, passports and academic transcripts. These documents must be officially verified by the applicant’s home university, study abroad coordinator or a notary public. Therefore when submitting original copies of passports and transcripts it is recommended that students make a second copy for Massey and get the above-mentioned authorities to verify each of these copies individually. Verified copies must either:

a) include a handwritten statement: "I ........, certify that this is a true copy of the original" (signed & dated by verifier), or 

b) be stamped: "Verified by _____" (signed amd dated by verifier).

Other Academic Conditions

This program requires a minimum number of participants in order to run.

The selection process for the Massey National Expedition and Internship program is competitive. Students who meet the minimum requirements will be selected for review. Placement is not guaranteed. Special consideration will be given to students who submit their application early. 

  • Completion of one year of successful university-level study
  • Actively pursuing a degree in a related major
  • Completion of two classes at the 200 level in a related major
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale) or equivalent

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