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  • Locations: Auckland, New Zealand
  • Program Terms: Summer Short-Term
  • Restrictions: Illinois applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer Short-Term
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:

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New Zealand

Summer Short-Term Program


Take part in a two week faculty-led trip to Massey University in New Zealand. Program participants will have the opportunity to connect with academic staff, tutors and students at Massey University and will gain an appreciation of the wildlife conservation approaches set up and led by Massey University, and New Zealand nature and culture in general. Held on Massey’s Manawatu Campus in Palmerston North, participants will stay in dorms and have a chance to experience campus life at Massey University. The key focuses of the program is to experience New Zealand wildlife and their unique conservation challenges through a series of faculty lectures, interactive observations and rotations at Wildbase Hospital (a wildlife hospital), Pathology, and Wildbase Recovery, introduction to groundbreaking conservation projects, and field trips with guided tours to Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre, predator free Kapiti Island, Tongariro National Park, Auckland Zoo, and the Zealandia Eco sanctuary.  By the end of the trip, participants will gain an appreciation for wildlife care and conservation in the field and in a veterinary hospital setting. 


  • Passport valid for 6 months after program dates and with at least two blank visa pages
  • Visa may be required.
  • The program is open to students with good academic standing from all UIUC colleges, although ACES students will receive first priority.


  • ANSC 398, 2 credits
  • Date/place/time of spring semester meetings: to be decided after student's are selected and schedules are discussed


Students will be housed in the dormitories at Massey University. The dorms are individual rooms with linens and bedding. Shared bathrooms and internet can be accessed in these dormitories. A light meal plan will also be included.


For the costs associated with this program, please scroll to the top of this page and find the box labeled “Budget Sheets” and click on the term during which you want to participate.

Financial Aid
Financial aid can be applied to the cost of the program.  The applicable amount depends on your financial aid package.  For information, please visit or email

Withdraw, Cancellation and Refund Policy


  1. Click the Apply Now button at the top-right of this page to apply.  You may only apply to one program per term. Log in with your UIUC NetID and password. Once you submit the application you will be charged a non-refundable application fee.
  2. Submit all application materials by the deadline posted.  Online materials are due by 11:59 pm (CST) on the deadline date.
  3. After the application deadline, we will review all completed applications. Application decisions are released 1 to 3 weeks after each deadline.



Faculty Leader
Sarah Albert; Instructor in Animal Sciences

ACES Study Abroad
123 Mumford Hall
1301 West Gregory Drive
Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: (217) 333-3380


Walk-in Advising Hours:  Tuesdays and Thursdays 2-4pm and Wednesdays 9:30-11: 30 am
Otherwise by appointment; to schedule an appointment please email Oliver Ferguson ( or Jessa Barnard (

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer Short-Term 2019 02/08/2019
02/16/2019 08/04/2019 08/17/2019

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This program is currently not accepting applications.