About the Wellington, New Zealand Program
- Choose a two-week field study and four-week professional internship in one of three tracks of study:
- Communication & Marketing
- Disaster, Risk & Emergency Management
- Creative Expression & Digital Media
- Experience New Zealand's dynamic geography and diverse cultural terrain and discover some of the country's most popular destinations.
- Gain hands-on professional experience while interning in Wellington, a city dubbed the "coolest little capital", renowned for its arts and culture scene, the natural beauty of the harbor and surrounding mountains, and its status as a hub for creative industries and technology in New Zealand.
Study in New Zealand this summer to dive in and explore all the natural wonders and unique Kiwi cultural experiences you won’t get anywhere else in the world.
The National Expedition and Internship in Wellington is ideal for students studying in one of three tracks of study: Communication & Marketing; Disaster Risk & Emergency Management; or Creative Expression & Digital Media. These unique experiences pair a two-week National Expedition field study (earning 15 Massey credits, or 3-4 U.S. credits) with a four-week professional internship placement, also worth 15 Massey credits, or 3-4 U.S. credits, for a total of 6-8 credits.
For those choosing the Disaster Risk & Emergency Management track, you will explore the intricate relationships between risks, risk reduction/mitigation, resilience, readiness, response, and recovery via a two-week expedition led by Massey staff. Explore New Zealand's varied "hazardscape" and work with local experts to understand the context, consequences, and management of risk. You will then intern within a Wellington-based organization in public, private, and NGO sectors.
For those choosing the Communication & Marketing track, you will gain insight into New Zealand's tourism industry via a two-week expedition led by Massey staff through the North and South Islands. Experience New Zealand's dynamic geographic and cultural terrain, visit some of the country's most popular destinations, and decide for yourself how successful the brands and images of the tourism industry are at capturing the attention of people new to the country and culture. You will then intern within a Wellington-based organization in public, private, and NGO sectors.
For those choosing the Creative Expression & Digital Media track, you will explore the works of New Zealand’s most exciting contemporary writers, filmmakers, theatre practitioners and digital production companies. You will study creative writing, feature film, documentary, and community theatre and produce original creative work in your preferred media and genre under the guidance of experienced faculty. You will also meet innovative practitioners working in these art forms, and the tour will include screenings and attendance at rehearsals and performances.
By the time this six-week program is finished, you will have earned academic credit, extensively toured both the North and South Islands of New Zealand, learning about the land, people, and culture, and gained hands-on experience relevant to your degree via the professional internship.