Creative Arts & Communication
Massey University's Wellington campus, known as the ‘Creative Campus’, combines cutting-edge research and funky vibes of Wellington. Centrally located near the city's artistic and entertainment quarters of Cuba Street and Courtenay Place, students are able to take advantage of all that New Zealand’s cultural and arts capital has to offer. Massey University is characterized by the practical and applied nature of many of its teaching programs and by its expertise in a wide range of fields such as communication and media studies, fashion and design, exercise and health science, business and creative arts. Campus also features state-of-the-art design facilities and world class research centers. Massey Wellington is both AACSB and AMBA accredited. Massey University supports ISA students with scholarships totaling $3,000 NZD per year. The award is credited to the student's overall program balance with ISA.
Spring 1 2020
Feb 08, 2020 - Jun 20, 2020
Oct 15, 2019
45 - 60 Credit Points
2.75 Minimum GPA*
- This session is in progress and is no longer accepting applications.
Housing is not included in the price above. For more information on housing options and prices, please refer to the housing section.
Courses are conducted through Massey University and taught in English by host university professors. You will enroll in courses alongside New Zealand and international students. Every student who attends Massey University begins the program with a four day/ three night Bridging Cultures Orientation Program in exciting Auckland and Rotorua - click on excursions to learn more.
Semester + Semester Programs Available: Students may participate in the Spring + Fall OR the Fall + Spring sessions of this program by selecting their two semesters of interest when submitting the initial ISA online application. For more information about this option, please contact your Wellington Program Manager.
Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.75.
MINIMUM ADMISSIONS PREREQUISITES
There is no language prerequisite for this program.
You must have a minimum of two semesters completed at a four-year university at the time of application. Some exceptions may apply, please contact the Program Manager for more information.
Comprehensive Advising and Support
Comprehensive Health, Safety, and Security Support
Tuition at the Host University
Bridging Cultures Program
Full-Time Resident Staff
ISA Discovery Model
Official Transcript from the Host University
Professional Development Toolbox
45 - 60
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
12 - 16
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
18 - 24
Sample Courses and Syllabi
- The courses listed below are only a sampling of courses available; please click the "Complete University Course Catalog Listing" link for the full Course Handbook. Requests for syllabi can be made to the Program Manager.
- 1 Massey University course = 15 credit points = 3 - 4 U.S. semester credits (4 - 6 U.S. quarter credits).
- Credit transfer is ultimately determined by your home university.
Course Level Recommendations
- ISA offers course level recommendations for the courses listed below. Please note that the course level recommendations are based on Massey University course codes. Massey course codes consist of six numerals. Each subject area offered at Massey is defined by the first three numbers in the course code, (for example, 125.xxx Finance, "125" represents the subject "Finance"). The first digit of the fourth number of the course code represents the level of the course. ISA recommends 200- and 300-level courses as upper division. These ISA recommendations are intended to facilitate the determination of course equivalencies by advisors and credential evaluators at your U.S. home institutions.
- ISA does not recommend that you sign up for online courses through your host university. If enrolling in an online course is necessary for you to meet your degree requirements, you may only enroll in one online class. It is your responsibility to confirm with your home university that you will receive credit for online courses taken through your host university.
- The transcript from the Massey University will reflect Credit Points for each course listed below. Please be in touch with your U.S. University regarding credit transfer for this program.
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- Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations
Support & Funding
Funding Your ISA Program
As an ISA participant, you have the opportunity to apply for scholarships and grants that can be applied directly to assist with your study abroad programs. ISA offers over $1,000,000 in scholarships and grants each year. To see what opportunities are available, please visit the Scholarships and Grants page.View all Funding Options
Living in ISA housing will give you the opportunity to experience aspects of the Kiwi lifestyle that are inaccessible to the average visitor to New Zealand. All housing in Wellington is within walking distance of both campuses, the Cuba street shopping and entertainment district, as well as conveniently located to public transit routes. Travel times to the various university buildings generally range between five to 15 minutes depending on housing and class locations. With an open-mind and flexibility, the experience of living in another culture can be highly rewarding.
Housing is provided on all ISA programs in New Zealand at an additional cost. Apartment accommodation at Massey University starts at $4,200, without meals (subject to change).
Apartment Without Meals
Apartments are a great housing option if you are seeking independence during your time abroad but also want the support of the university. You will live in co-ed apartments a short walk from campus with other international, local, and first-year students but will not live in the same apartment as other ISA students. Each three to five bedroom apartment is fully furnished - you will have your own bedroom and share a living space, kitchen, and bathroom. Rent, utilities, and linens are included in the program price; Meals and laundry service are not included. Internet access is available in each bedroom, though connection and rental involve additional charges.
You may elect to secure housing independently. If you select this option you will be responsible for your own housing during the program and will forgo any ISA assistance for housing matters.
THERE’S MORE TO DISCOVER WITH ISA
ISA excursions allow you to explore the diverse, distinct, and gorgeous landscape of New Zealand that you may not have the opportunity to visit on your own. While abroad, you will have the chance to go on a multi-day trip (the ISA Bridging Cultures Program at the beginning of your program), a day trip, and a number of cultural activities in the following destinations.
Auckland and Rotorua & Bridging Cultures Program
Kick-off your semester abroad with ISA during our four-day Bridging Cultures Program (BCP) in exciting Auckland and Rotorua. The BCP integrates our ISA on-site orientation with exciting activities aimed at introducing Kiwi culture, helping you define your study abroad goals, and encouraging you to meet other students. Activities include visit to Hobbiton, a traditional ceremony and hangi dinner at a Maori marae (meeting house), a visit to the Wai-o-tapu Thermal Wonderland hot springs and a dip in Green and Blue lakes, a stop at Hamilton Gardens, the opportunity to learn the world-famous Haka, and most importantly, an informative, interactive, and memorable start to your study abroad experience.
Huka Falls & White Water Rafting in Taupo
Lake Taupo is surrounded by beautiful forests, volcanic mountains, and snowy peaks, undoubtedly making it one of the world's most unique and picturesque areas. During this trip, you will raft down the Tongariro River and have the chance to do some cliff jumping, if you so dare. You will then visit Huka Falls and cruise around the bays of Lake Taupo, visiting Maori Rock Carvings at Mine Bay.
Weta Workshop and Seal Coast Safari
A must for any fan of the Lord of the Rings or Hobbit trilogies, the Weta Workshop Tour is a movie based visitor experience providing unique behind-the-scenes glimpse into the workings of Weta Workshop. Then it's off to check out Wellington's rugged coast line, offering sublime views, and the chance to encounter New Zealand fur seals up close and personal.
Winetasting in the Wairarapa
You will explore the Lower North Island and take a day trip to the quaint, quiet town of Martinborough in the Wairarapa to check out one of the region's world-renown vineyards and sample some of the best wines produced in New Zealand. You will then head to the town of Greytown for brunch and end your day on a working farm and petting zoo.
Cultural Activities in Wellington
The ISA on-site team encourages you to explore the city and culture of Wellington. The team facilitates this by offering a robust calendar of events that showcases what makes Wellington special.
These activities vary each term, and previous offerings have included a tour of Parliament, Havana Coffee Manufacturing tour, and film festivals.