Program Summary & Location
The University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire has partnered with University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC) to offer students the opportunity to study at any three of Massey University's
locations: Auckland, Palmerston North, or Wellington. The best way to think about studying at Massey University
is to imagine you are going to study in New Zealand just as international students come to study at Eau Claire. You will be directly enrolled in courses with local students and other international students.
Students must select one location as it is not feasible to study at all three locations.
New Zealand's largest urban area, Auckland is an international city with a diverse, multi-cultural population. Set on a harbor, the surrounding North Shore region includes miles of coastline and more than 30 swimming beaches. Massey University, Auckland, is a compact and modern campus with state-of-the-art classrooms and 7,000 students. Classes are small, teaching is interactive, and the atmosphere is friendly and relaxed.
With one-third of the population between the ages of 15 and 30, Palmerston North (also called Palmy) is a young city with a vibrant social scene. Outdoor sports, including mountain biking, kayaking, fishing and hiking are also popular activities. The original campus of Massey University, Palmerston North has about 9,000 students and has a beautiful park-like setting.
The political and cultural capital of New Zealand, Wellington (also known as Welly) sits on a harbor and is surrounded by high green hills. Beautiful, funky and compact, Wellington is a truly a "walking city", filled with opportunities for culture and entertainment. The smallest Massey campus at 4,000 students, the focus is on creative arts, and the University's magnificent Museum Building overlooks the city and its harbor.
To learn about eligibility requirements, academic course offerings, how courses transfer back to UW-Eau Claire, and the academic calendar, click the following button:
Academics - New Zealand (USAC)
Students studying at Massey University need to be independent, flexible and adventurous. Massey University does provide an international office that is there to help if anything comes up but students will need to actively seek them out (the international office won't always be checking in on you). To see more on what resources they provide and what disability/health accommodations are available on the program, click on the following button:
Support - New Zealand (USAC)
Housing & Meals
All Massey housing will be paid directly to Massey. See below for specifics at each location:
University managed housing is off campus and self catered (you cook your own meals) only. All apartments or flats are modern, with a variable number of bedrooms and are co-ed. A free shuttle bus runs from the accommodations to campus when school is in session.
Housing (co-ed) is available in on campus halls or units, either self catered (you cook your own meals) or catered (meal plan available but please note it is not like UWEC). Accommodation at Palmerston North is priced at various ranges based on room size, age of the hall and meal plan (if selected).
Housing (co-ed) is in two residential facilities near the Wellington campus. Students have the choice of either studio units or three and five bedroom apartments. Housing is self catered (cook your own meals).
By clicking on the following term, you will find more information on program costs. If the term you want to go abroad is not listed, please see the most recent term and add 7% to your estimate to factor in exchange rate fluctuations and tuition increases. Click on the buttons below to view that term's cost estimate.
Fall 2018 Spring 2019
Learn More & How To Apply
Still have some questions? We have peer advisors for a variety of programs, click here
to see if we have one available for this program. If there isn't a peer advisor, the study abroad coordinator would be happy to answer your questions. You can schedule an appointment with a peer advisor or coordinator by calling 715-836-4411.
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