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Massey University
Take regular university courses in your major or a related field. UCEAP immersion programs in New Zealand fully integrate you into the academic and social life, and most academic disciplines are available. 
The College of Creative Arts comprises the internationally recognized School of Design and School of Art, and the newly established School of Music and Creative Media Production. The College is located in Wellington, NZ, and it offers unique courses, high quality of teaching, and a challenging and inspiring learning environment.

The School of Communication, Journalism, and Marketing offers a wide range of internationally accredited business courses in communication management, journalism, marketing, and public relations. Every semester, the school also offers an intensive industry internship open to UCEAP students.
Special course opportunities:
When searching for courses: in New Zealand courses are often referred to as "papers"; the units earned from a course are called "points" and the university catalog is called the "calendar". So what does "course" mean in New Zealand? It's the term they use to describe a degree program or program of study.
Use the following resources to learn about courses on EAP:
  • See the academic offerings at all New Zealand universities to determine if Massey University is the right partner institution for you. The document also lists course restrictions, if they apply.
  • Host institution online catalogs or course listings: Massey University
      • Note: Because New Zealand is located in the southern hemisphere, their academic year begins in February with Semester 1, followed in July by Semester 2. When searching for courses at your host institution, keep in mind that you enroll in Semester 1 courses if you are a UCEAP Spring participant, and Semester 2 courses if you are a UCEAP Fall participant. Sequential course series are set up accordingly.
  • MyEAP Course Catalog lists courses previously taken by UC students. Additional courses may be available and not all courses may still be offered. 


You are required to take a full-time course of study while abroad. 21 quarter/14 semester UC units per semester are required.

Research and Independent Study

Research and independent study may be possible in this program. Arrangements are generally made at the Study Center after arrival at the host institution. Predeparture preparation may be required.

Massey University, Palmerston North

Massey University, Palmerston North 
Massey University was established in 1927 in Palmerston North. The original campus, located alongside the Manawatu River, is within walking distance from the Palmerston North city center. The university has a large student body spread across three campuses, with about 9,000 students attending the Palmerston North campus.  Much of the student body is made up of international students from more than 100 countries.  The University offers course work within the colleges of Business, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Sciences. You will find strong course work in agriculture, Maori studies, and Pacific studies.

Test Drive Your Future

Internships abroad are a great way to enhance your resume for today’s competitive job market. Stand out from your peers, gain hands-on experience, and develop your global professional network.

1. Communication Internship (paper 219.311)

Students with a strong background in communication, journalism, or marketing can apply for a full semester internship worth 15 Massey University credits.  The Communication Internship involves a placement in a media company, governmental agency, for-profit business, sports organization, or global non-profit.
Setting Up Your Internship:  See contacts and instruction here.

2. Student – initiated Internships

Be creative and design your own internship. Past participants have interned for a wide range of organizations. These internships are frequently not for academic credit; however, if your internship is substantial you can request credit by following these three steps.
Setting Up Your Internship: Contact companies and organizations that align with your interest.  Career Development Offices on campus also offer excellent guidance on CV and cover letter writing. For students who wish to start the internship search prior to departure, we encourage you to look at the online career resources Massey University has to offer. UCEAP staff is available for advice. 


Palmerston North Campus
Most UCEAP students will be located on the Palmerston North campus. You can live in a catered, single-room hall of residence or a self-catered flat on campus. The catered halls offer one or two meals a day, seven days a week. The self-catered flats consist of five to six single furnished bedrooms with shared kitchen, living room, and bathroom facilities. If you want to mingle with local students, the catered accommodation is a better option. Keep in mind that the local students are first-year students (approximately 18 years old).

Wellington Campus
Students live in self-catered apartments a few minutes from the campus. The apartments consist of five single furnished bedrooms with shared kitchen, living room, and bathroom facilities. You are encouraged to stay in the university apartments since inexpensive private accommodation is difficult to find in Wellington.
Auckland Campus
Students live in self-catered university apartments a few minutes from campus. Flats consist of four to six single furnished bedrooms with shared kitchen, living room, and bathroom facilities.
Power and phone service are additional charges. There are free shuttle buses from the accommodation to the campus. You are encouraged to stay in the university apartments since inexpensive private accommodation is difficult to find in Auckland.
You have the flexibliy to choose the type of semester housing you want, however you will need to be proactive in your housing search. Semester housing is not reserved by UCEAP and it is not included in the UCEAP program fees.
​More information coming soon.

The main campus is located in compact and easy to navigate Palmerston North, nicknamed a “Student City”, Massey University provides students with the opportunity to enjoy a smaller, less daunting city and yet still experience the excitement that city life brings. Beaches are close by, as well as the Hawke’s Bay Wine Region and Mt. Ruapehu, perfect for skiing and snowboarding. Campus life includes weekly activities in addition to the many cultural, leisure,  and sports societies available to join.