• New Zealand
    • Wellington
    • Hamilton
Subject Areas
Advertising Agriculture Communications Creative Writing Digital Media Earth Sciences Film Geography Journalism Liberal Arts Marketing Media Relations Sociology Theater Wildlife Sciences +5
Need-based funding, Merit-based funding, General grants/scholarships
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Program Details

Program Type
Degree Level
Associates Bachelors


Price Details
The fee covers tuition and fees as well as visa guidance, airport pick up, mandatory insurance and internship placement. The fee also includes housing and some meals.
Jan 29, 2024
May 15, 2018
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About Program

The National Expedition and Internship program is designed for students who want to experience both hands-on learning the the field while seeing the North and South Islands with real world applications in an internship setting. Choose one of the four tracks of study available in Agriculture & Environment in Hawke's Bay, Communication & Marketing in Wellington, Creative Expression & Digital Media in Wellington, and Disaster risk & Emergency Management in Wellington.

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Diversity & Inclusion

LGBTQIA+ Support

There are LGBTQIA+ friends, colleagues, and allies throughout the world. However, cultural understanding of gender identity and sexuality does vary from country to country. USAC has compiled a lot of resources to help you through that learning process.

Accessibility Support

USAC is dedicated to working closely with students with disabilities to ensure the best study abroad experience possible. You may request reasonable accommodations after your initial application is complete. We routinely receive requests for scheduling, material, and environmental accommodations for the classroom setting, which may include assistive technology, scribes and readers, printed material, and interpretation.



Environmentally-conscious students choose USAC because many of our programs are held in some of the most sustainable countries in the world. There are options to take coursework in sustainability and the environment, as well as field trips and studies where students can leave a lasting impact on their host country.

Program Highlights

  • Choose a two-week field study and four-week professional internship in one of four tracks of study: Agriculture & Environment, Communication & Marketing, Creative Expression & Digital Media, Disaster Rick & Emergency Management.
  • Complete case studies of iconic New Zealand locations on your expedition across both the North & South Islands.
  • Immerse yourself in Kiwi culture and see parts of New Zealand open only to locals.
  • Gain hands-on professional experience while interning in a field that caters to your area of study and professional goals.


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USAC Scholarships and Financial Aid

USAC awards over $2 million in scholarships and discounts each year to assist students with their study abroad expenses.

$500 - $5,000

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Studying Abroad in New Zealand

I participated in the marketing and communications expedition and internship program with Massey University. I had such an incredible study abroad experience! I had the opportunity to travel around New Zealand for 2 weeks with a group of about 30 people who I became good friends with. During the expedition, I got to see many beautiful places in New Zealand and got to hear from marketing and tourism professionals throughout the country. After completing the expedition part of the program, I interned with a nonprofit in Wellington. During my internship I did mostly social media marketing for an event but also was given the freedom and support to create a campaign with the other interns promoting the event. With this opportunity, I was able to see so much of New Zealand, meet amazing people, immerse myself in a new culture, and develop my digital marketing skills. Participating in this program was truly a life-changing experience and I would recommend it to everyone! Side note: you’ll definitely get the travel bug after this program!

What would you improve about this program?
More communication before the program starts would be helpful with preparation.
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