Location: Wellington or Palmerston North, New Zealand


Communications, Journalism  

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Fall - 7/16/12 to 11/14/12
Spring - 2/27/12 to 6/23/12

Do not use these dates to purchase airfare; use dates provided by host.

  Language: English




Good Academic Standing
Good Judicial Standing
Junior or higher
GPA of 3.0 or higher
Communications or Journalism major

  Application Deadlines:

Spring: October 1st (Priority Application Deadline).
Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited. If there is space available, applications will be accepted after Oct. 1, but there is no guarantee for space or admission at this point.

Fall: March 1st (Priority Application Deadline).
Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited. If there is space available, applications will be accepted after March 1, but there is no guarantee for space or admission at this point.

  Application Materials:

EIU Application Materials
Course Approval Form
Massey Application
Official EIU Transcript
Certified Copy of Passport
Also, please complete your Travel Consultation (as indicated in your EIU Application checklist)

Other forms:
Massey Housing Application Link (Online Form)

All Application Materials should be turned in to the Office of Study Abroad in 1207 Blair Hall by the appropriate deadline. We will forward the appropriate materials to Massey University.

Program Highlights

At Massey, you can complete your internship on one of two campus: Palmerston North or Wellington. Each campus has a distintive feel and offers different opportunities.

Palmerston North, "The Leading Edge", is located in a city of 75,000 - the smallest of the three campuses. This campus is New Zealand's premiere and largest institution for the life sciences, agricultural, horticultural and veterinary teaching and research. Albeit much larger than Charleston, Palmerston North is more of a "college town" than the others.

New Zealand's capital, Wellington, is home to Massey's third campus. "The Creative Campus" specializes in the following areas: Communication and Business; Engineering and Technology; Health and Well-being; and Creative Arts. The Wellington campus is also the home of New Zealand's oldest and most distinguished school of design, established in 1886.


Academic Programs

In Massey's internship program, the university secures an employer for international students to ensure there is a suitable fit between the student's skills and expectations and that of the host enterprise. Two internships each are available for the Wellington campus and 2 are avaialble for the Palmerston North campus.

The internship is worth four credits. Students take the internship alongside their other Massey courses in a Fall or Spring semester. For more information on studying abroad at Massey and the other courses that are available, click here.

In the event of high interest, preference will be given to students studying at Massey for two semesters, as preferably the internship will take place in the second semester and enable Massey staff to get to know the student firsthand.

For acceptance into the internship, a phone interview with the Massey Head of Department may be required. In some cases, email correspondence may also suffice.

Past internship opportunities have included:
*Fundraising for a Maori hospice
*Working as a publicist for the UNICEF children's fund
*Reporting for the Wellingtonian, a major New Zealand newspaper
*Media monitoring for a charitable gaming organization
*Creating a communication plan for a major bank

For more information, please visit the Communication Internship website

After Your Trip:
Take STA4000G at EIU to fulfill your senior-seminar requirement!

Student Life

About 41,000 students study at one of Massey University's three campuses, making it the largest institution in the country. Each campus at Massey has different features which appeal to students:

Palmerston North campus

The Palmerston North campus is the largest and oldest of the three. The campus, itself, has two locations, Turitea and Hokowhitu, both renowed for their beauty. For information about student services at Palmerston North, click here. "Palmy" is a young person's city with affordable accommodation, great bars, plentiful cafés and restaurants, a multiplex cinema, live theatre and music, indoor/ outdoor swimming pools, shopping, an international airport and much more.

Wellington campus

The Wellington campus was established when the University acquired a world-class School of Design and Conservatorium of Music in a merger with Wellington Polytechnic in 1998. For information about student services at the Wellington campus, click here. Wellington is New Zealand 's capital city and a great place to live. It is a compact city, set between a magnificent harbour and rolling green hills, where shops, exciting galleries and great restaurants are within easy walking distance.


On-campus accommodation options vary by campus:

Palmerston North campus:

  1. University Halls of Residence
  2. Homestay

Wellington campus:

  1. University Halls of Residence
  2. Flats and apartments
  3. Homestay

Accomodation Guide

Massey Accommodation Application for Study Abroad students

** You are responsible for making all housing arrangements and payments directly to Massey University.**

Foreign Entry Requirements

To enter New Zealand, you must have a valid passport. If you are a U.S. citizen and do not currently have a valid passport, or if your passport will expire during the time you will be overseas, please go to the U.S. State Department web site for information on how to apply for/renew your passport.

Currently, U.S. Citizens planning to stay in New Zealand for less than 3 months do not need a visa. However, participating in a semester or more at Massey University will require a stay longer than 3 months. For the most up-to-date information concerning entry requirements and to apply for a visa, please visit the New Zealand Embassy's web site or contact the Embassy of New Zealand at 37 Observatory Circle, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008, telephone (202) 328-4800.

Travel Document Systems (TDS) can also provide you with helpful information on every country, including entry requirements, cultural information, travel conditions, economy, and more.

You are strongly encouraged to read the U.S. State Department's Consular Information Sheet. It will provide you with a great deal of information to help you prepare for your trip.

**Please be aware that you are responsible for obtaining the most up-to-date information on entry requirements. The Office of Study Abroad only provides general information, as visa regulations and procedures are constantly changing. Please consult the Consulate for more information. **

Please note that EIU does not own, operate, or sponsor this program.