About New Zealand: Massey University: Summer Expedition and Internship
Some summer study abroad programs take you to one place to learn in a classroom. The National Expedition and Internship will take you across the North and South Islands of New Zealand and place you in an internship where you have the opportunity to work on real world problems relevant to your degree. The key components of this program, which is unlike any other in New Zealand, are a two-week study tour starting in June and a four-week internship. Four program tracks, covering a wide range of majors, are available. 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.
Having international experience can make an impressive difference in your resume or graduate school application, even if you never plan on living outside your home country. Businesses and companies look for applicants with a global mindset to work with their culturally-diverse employees and overseas clients. This foreign internship will set you apart from the masses and benefit you throughout your career.
Brockport Program with Massey University Expedition and Internship offers you the opportunity to:
• Live and learn in one of the world's most rewarding and beautiful educational environments,
• Explore the breathtaking landscape of New Zealand's North and South Islands,
• Choose from four different internship tracks and complete a four-week professional internship,
• Improve your professional work skills,
• Earn between six and eight U.S. upper-division credits.
Your experience with Massey University will:
• Introduce you to typical New Zealand society and their educational system,
• Make you a better student,
• Expand your outlook on the world,
• Build your self-esteem and self-confidence,
• Enhance your career prospects
Housing & Orientation
For the first two weeks (National Expedition), students will be staying in hostels at each overnight location. Accommodation is included in the cost of the program and will therefore be arranged on your behalf. For the last four weeks (Internship Placement), students will be staying in a backpacker-style hostel with other interns in their internship city (Wellington).
There will be a Pre-Departure Orientation at Brockport in May which will cover general information about going abroad as well as information about health/safety, insurance, etc. If you are a non-Brockport student, an electronic version of the orientation will be provided to you. There will also be an online Pre-Departure orientation provided by Massey. Both orientations will be very important in understanding the extent of the program.
Cost for Brockport's New Zealand: Massey University- Summer Expedition and Internship Program
Estimated Undergraduate Cost for Summer 2020: $6,940.48
We have substantial scholarships available for programs through Massey University. To be considered, students must commit/deposit for a Massey program and be in good academic standing. For more information about scholarship requirements/amount, please contact our office.
Does Not Include:
- Program Acceptance Fee
- Tuition (8 Credits)
- Various campus-specific fees* (college fee, technology fee, etc.)
- SUNY International Health Insurance**
- New Zealand Health and Travel Insurance
- Online Pre-Departure Orientation
- Airport pick-up
- Course-related activities and excursions
- Program welcome and farewell dinner
- Breakfasts during the National Expedition
- Internship placement
- Internet access during Internship
- Brockport's Study Abroad Office Services
The actual amount that you will spend depends heavily on your style of living, and will vary with each individual's personal spending habits, entertainment preferences, and etc.
- Transportation to/from New Zealand
- Additional Meals
- Miscellaneous Expenses (this includes entertainment, additional travel, laundry, souvenirs, etc.)
Financial aid applies towards fees. Please be sure to check with your Financial Aid Office at your home institution. If applying or receiving financial aid, you will need to give the Financial Aid Office (at your home school) a copy of your acceptance letter and budget sheet.
*The SUNY International Health Insurance is mandatory and will be included on the student's Brockport invoice.
**Varies depending on the SUNY campus at which the participant pays tuition.
The cost (and items included in the cost) as listed on the website are subject to change and should be considered estimates. Final budget sheets will be emailed to the student prior to departure and usually upon acceptance.
We strongly recommend that you purchase trip insurance to cover loss of luggage, cancelled/missed flights, missed/cancelled program, etc. In the event that you cannot attend a program (for example, with a medical emergency or U.S. State Department Travel Warning), such insurance can cover loss of program fees resulting from a cancelled program.
Each National Expedition and Internship track has a unique focus, with various dates and itineraries. For Summer 2020, students can choose the Communication and Marketing track or Disaster Risk and Emergency Management track. The entry requirements are the same for both tracks.
Communication and Marketing:
Journalism, Public Relations, Advertising, Marketing, Media Studies and Communication majors
New Zealand is a small nation with huge aspirations. Its inventors, entrepreneurs, and explorers have been impacting the world since the country was founded. Your study tour will take you across both islands to delve into how successful the brands and images of the service industry are at capturing the attention of people new to the country and culture. You will explore New Zealand’s largest cities, alpine towns and volcanoes, regions rich in Mäori heritage, and the country’s geothermal playground. Stops along the route will connect you with communication and marketing professionals working with some of New Zealand’s most successful and iconic service providers. Under the guidance of Massey staff, you will examine the identity of the organisations and brands you encounter, assessing the company’s image and identifying how effectively they appear to communicate what they offer.
Your internship will take place in Wellington, a capital city renowned for its arts and culture. Host sites include a diverse collection of social service agencies, community justice organisations, governmental departments, and small businesses. You will be paired with an organisation that can capitalise on your skill set and offer you an enriching and productive placement. Your work over the four weeks will benefit your host, broaden your experiences, and strengthen your resume.
Disaster Risk and Emergency Management:
Emergency Management, Homeland Security, Public Safety, Engineering, Urban and Regional Planning, Public Policy, Sociology, Geography, and Health Sciences majors
You’ll explore New Zealand’s varied hazardscape, debate the pros and cons of the world’s responses to significant hazards and emergencies, and work with local experts and community groups to understand the context, consequences, and management of risks. You will gain an understanding of the intricate relationships between risks, risk reduction/ mitigation, resilience, readiness, response, and recovery. Your study tour travels through the spectacular scenery of the North and South Islands. Your case studies will involve explorations of the scenic Bay of Islands and Northland to see the relatively unique approach being taken there to community-based emergency management, the thriving cosmopolitan city of Auckland and its complex risk, economic, and social environment, the varied riskscape of the Tongariro geothermal zone, and the disaster risk, resilience, and recovery of Christchurch and the Canterbury region after the destructive 2010 and 2011 earthquakes.
Our internship hosts serve as the backbone of the New Zealand government’s response to dealing with largescale emergencies. Host sites include Wellington-based organisations and ministries such as Fire & Emergency New Zealand, Ministry of Primary Industries, Ministry of Health, and the Wellington Regional Emergency Management Office. The insights you gain from working in a foreign agency over these four weeks and learning how problems faced in your own country are handled in another part of the world will be invaluable throughout your career.
For more information about the National Expedition and Internship program and the two different programs that are available for you to choose from, please visit Massey's website at http://massey.ac.nz/explorenz
IMPORTANT: Please view the 2020 Expedition Internship brochure which details each program/internship option here: Internship Brochure
Communication and Marketing- June 8th - July 17th, 2020
Disaster Risk and Emergency Management- June 15th - July 24th, 2020.
Each program will amount to six weeks (two-week expedition and four-week internship).
Important Note: Please do not book your travel arrangements until you have received the official Travel Memo from your program advisor.