Massey University-Summer

Program Details

Program Location Palmerton North, New Zealand
Sponsor IPIA
Program Type Direct Enroll
Course # SA 21221
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Page Links
Please Note: Programs may be altered or adapted with little notice


Program Leader:

Purdue University
Rm 104 Agriculture Administration Building (AGAD)
West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-1168

Phone: 765-494-6876
Fax: 765-494-9613

Students begin the ‘National Expedition and Internship’ program with an introduction to New Zealand through a two week Massey staff-led expedition of the Northand South Islands. Experience New Zealand’s dynamic geographic and cultural terrain, visit some of the country’s most popular destinations including glaciers, volcanoes, and geothermal zones, and get way off-thebeaten-track with our experienced local staff.

Through field visits and engagement with local experts, students will gain an understanding of the intricate relationships between agricultural and environmental issues in New Zealand and how these issues shape the everyday lives of kiwis and the country as a whole.

Four week internships within government agencies, agribusinesses, non-profit environmental organizations, wildlife sanctuaries, and wineries are all possibilities. Massey will match the skills and experiences of the students with the range of opportunities available within the Hawke’s Bay region.

The internship will involve a 120-160 hour placement which is accompanied by an intensive course of project work, journaling, and reflections. Over the final weekend of the placement, students will relocate to the Manawatu campus of Massey. During those last few days, students wrap up the academic portion of the internship, reflect on the experiences, and celebrate the time in New Zealand. Homepage: study-abroad/national-expedition-and-internship/ national-expedition-and-internship_home.cfm 

Students must have completed one year of university-level study, pursuing a degree in a related major, two classes at the 200 level in related major, and a GPA of 2.75 or above.


GPA Requirement: 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none Sem

Purdue Credit

Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Agriculture]

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

Program Application Deadline
Most Summer Programs Mar 1

Returnees Information

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email