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ACES in New Zealand Massey University
Auckland, New Zealand; Palmerston North, New Zealand; Wellington, New Zealand (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Calendar Year(SP/FA),
Fall Semester,
Spring Semester
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Budget Sheets Fall Semester,
Spring Semester
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction:
English
Language Requirement:
None
Housing:
Dormitory
Illinois Sponsor:
ACES
Credit or Not for Credit:
For credit
Foreign Institution:
Massey University
Program Description:
 
The City of Palmerston North

Palmerston North is the seventh largest city in New Zealand. It has the wealth of facilities you would expect to find in a major city - yet it is compact, friendly and accessible. Palmerston North 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 airport and much more. Palmerston North's central North Island location is conveniently close to west coast beaches, and within easy driving distance to the Hawke's Bay wine region, skiing and snowboarding at Mt. Ruapehu, and New Zealand's capital city, Wellington.

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Academic Environment

 Where you will study 
 Massey Manawatu is New Zealand's premiere institution for the life sciences, agricultural, horticultural and veterinary teaching and research and is a leader in industrial innovation through areas such as food science and technology, biotechnology, advanced material sciences and product development. Massey offers 150 programmes across the spectrum of Sciences, Education, Business and Humanities and Social Sciences. It is a venture without peer in New Zealand.

Visit the Massey University website to learn more.

 
Student Life

A full range of services are available to students studying at any Massey campus, including accommodation, career advice, religious services, health and counselling, sport and recreation, and student learning centres.

Massey University has agreed to observe and be bound by the Ministry of Education's Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students. This code ensure international students are well informed, safe, and properly cared for throughout their studies in New Zealand.
 
Courses
To explore specific courses offered by Massey University, see the link to their online course suite below:

http://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/international/study-abroad/what-can-i-study/what-can-i-study_home.cfm
For a listing of courses offered that already have Illinois equivalencies, go to my.aces.illinois.edu/login.asp?/studyabroadcourses/index.asp
*Courses in New Zealand are called papers.

Language
All classes in this program will be taught in English.

Eligibility
  • Minimum cumulative GPA: 2.8 on a 4.0 scale
  • Completed 1 year at the University of Illinois
  • Good academic standing
Excursions/Activities:
New Zealand is called by some the extreme sports capital of the world. From hiking, to bungee jumping, to kayaking, students can delve into activities on their own, or participate in some of the awesome events promoted through the Student’s Association (MUSA).
 

Accommodation
 All students are required to complete an Accommodation Application Form or a Homestay Booking Form. The online Accommodation Application Form should be completed once you receive your Offer of Place from Massey University. You should apply for accommodation as soon as you receive your Offer of Place. The sooner you complete the application form, the better your chance is of securing your preferred accommodation choice.

 
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Additional Resources

See the Flickr album of photos taken by students while abroad in New Zealand.
 
Country links
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Program Cost and Advance Fees
 
For an Unofficial Budget of this program, please scroll to the top of this page and find the box labeled “Budget Sheets” and click on the semester during which you want to participate. Please read through the Unofficial Budget information which also includes information on Financial Aid and Scholarships.
 
See Budget Sheets at the top of this page!

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Financial Aid and Scholarships
 

Financial aid can be applied to the cost of the program. The amount of financial aid that is applicable to study abroad will depend on your financial aid package. Since there are many variables that determine how your financial aid package applies to study abroad, it is best that you consult with the study abroad financial aid advisor in the Office of Student Financial Aid to discuss your individual financial aid package.  Their email and more information on Financial aid can be found at academics.aces.illinois.edu/study-abroad/financial-aid
 
Eligible students may receive additional scholarships toward the program cost.  The amount varies depending on the program destination.  Scholarship amounts are announced when program fees for each program are announced.  Non-ACES students should contact their college about scholarship opportunities.  All participants should also apply for the Illinois for Illinois (I4I) Study Abroad Undergraduate Scholarship. For more information, go to www.studyabroad.illinois.edu/scholarships
 
ACES Students are eligible for additional funding through their college.  More information about ACES scholarships including the application can be found at academics.aces.illinois.edu/study-abroad/scholarships.
 
For more information about general costs, please watch the First Steps Cost, Financial Aid, and Scholarship videos found here for tips and advice: studyabroad.illinois.edu/before-you-start


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Passport/Visa Information

You must have a valid passport to participate on this program with at least two blank VISA pages. If you do not already have a passport, or if it needs to be renewed, you must begin that process now, even before program acceptance. 
 
You may also be required to get a visa for your program.  Please consult the host country’s consulate website or a visa agency to determine whether or not a visa is required to travel to your destination country or countries.
 
More information about passports and visas can be found at academics.aces.illinois.edu/study-abroad/passports-visas
 
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Withdrawal, Change, and Cancellation Policy

To change to a different program during the application process, please e-mail aces-studyabroad@illinois.edu. 

To withdraw or cancel your participation in a study abroad program, please visit this link to view the Withdrawal and Refund Policy (academics.aces.illinois.edu/study-abroad/policies)  

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Application Process
 
First Steps Info Session 
Watch the First Steps videos found on our website www.studyabroad.illinois.edu/before-you-start or attend a First Steps Info Session in person.  These resources will get you thinking about important themes to consider before selecting a program including: academics, housing, duration, location, and cost.  You will learn how to research a program, understand cost (with a segment on scholarships and financial aid too), and even how to apply!  
 
Application Process
Click the "Apply Now" button on this web page to apply. Note that you will be charged a non-refundable application fee by clicking "Apply Now".
 
You may only apply to one program per term. Please consider your program options carefully before beginning a new program application.  Each time you click "Apply Now" you will be charged a non-refundable application fee.
                                          
Application Components
The Study Abroad Office Application may include:
  • Letter of Recommendation - done electronically (must be an academic advisor, TA, or professor)
  • Personal essay questions
  • Photocopy of passport
  • Signature verification form
  • Official Transcript
  • Online questionnaires
After you are accepted into your program by the Study Abroad Office, you may be required to complete post-decision components such as the host university’s application. 
 
Deadlines
All requirements must be completed by the Study Abroad Office deadlines listed below.  Online materials are due by 11:59 PM on the deadline date while paper materials are due by 4:45 PM the following business day.  The Study Abroad Office reviews program applications as a batch after the deadline has passed. The decision dates listed below indicate the earliest possible date that a student's application may be reviewed. Most decisions will be released two to three weeks after each deadline.


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Pre-Departure Resources
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The UIUC Study Abroad website (studyabroad.illinois.edu/before-you-go) and the ACES Study Abroad website (academics.aces.illinois.edu/study-abroad/current-students) both provide a variety of pre-departure information.  Explore both sites for more information on the topics below or logistics such as travel plans and what to pack.

Pre-Departure Course, LAS 291 1 credit 
All students are required to enroll in a second 8 weeks pre-departure course, LAS 291 for 1 credit.  During this course, topics such as culture shock, health and safety scenarios, and other helpful pre-departure information will be presented. 
 
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Before you study abroad you must get the courses you plan to take abroad approved by your college’s study abroad office.  ACES Students should view the “Academic Information” section of the ACES Study Abroad Website.  This section provides information on the course approval process and a link for the pre-approval database which contains all courses with UIUC course equivalents.
 
Health and Vaccinations
The health and safety of students abroad is something that the University of Illinois takes very seriously, which is why the Study Abroad Office provides services that range from international insurance coverage to a 24-hour phone line to speak to an Advisor on Duty.
 
Once you have been accepted into the program you may need to get a health consultation at McKinley Health travel and immunization unit to discuss what immunization you need, get a travel kit, etc. See also www.cdc.gov/travel
   
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Contact Information

 ACES Study Abroad
123 Mumford Hall, MC-710
Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: (217) 333-3380
Email: aces-studyabroad@illinois.edu
 
Walk-in hours: 2-4pm Tuesdays and Thursdays and 9:30-11:30am Wednesdays.

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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall Semester 2017 02/15/2017
02/15/2017 07/17/2017 11/15/2017
Academic Year 2017-2018 02/15/2017
02/15/2017 TBA TBA
Spring Semester 2018 09/15/2017
09/22/2017 02/18/2018 06/24/2018
Calendar Year(SP/FA) 2018 09/15/2017
09/15/2017 TBA TBA
Fall Semester 2018 02/15/2018 02/15/2018 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2018-2019 02/15/2018 02/15/2018 TBA TBA

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