International Studies Abroad ®est. 1987

Semester / Trimester

Agriculture, Business, Sports, Animal and Natural Sciences

Massey University - Palmerston North

Spring 1 2018 (Feb 13, 2018 to Jun 24, 2018)
Catalog Code: IPNS3118

ISA Palmerston North semester and year programs allow students to select courses from a wide variety of fields of study allowing their study abroad experience to fit their individual academic needs. Courses are conducted through Massey University and taught in English by host university professors. ISA students will enroll in courses alongside New Zealand and international students.

Highlights of this Program Include:
  • Beautiful, traditional campus located about a 20 minute walk from the city
  • Very authentic college town
  • Opportunity to do field work on one of the many farms surrounding campus
  • Strong Programs in Agriculture; Animal Science; Business; Sports and Exercise Science; Life Sciences
  • Housing: Students will be placed in self-catered, apartment style dorms on campus
  • Multi-day Bridging Cultures Program orientation in Auckland and Rotorua
  • Optional semester break excursions to Thailand, East Coast Australia, Bali, Ayers Rock/Uluru, or New Zealand's South Island
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 Palmerston North Site Specialist.

Prices & Dates

February 13, 2018 - June 24, 2018

Session Dates:


Catalog Code:



November 1, 2017

Application Due Date:

November 15, 2017

Final Forms & Payments Due:

Program in Progress

Admissions Status:

*prices and dates are subject to change

Note: About pricing...

Housing is not included in the price above. Housing at Massey University ranges from $4,200 to $5,400 with meals. Meals are included in the housing price, but range from one to three meals a day depending on housing option. A $500 refundable security deposit will be charged to students living in ISA arranged housing. ISA may retain some, or all, of this deposit in case of damage to property, or if utility usage exceeds the allotted monthly amount.

Students who select the Semester + Semester option for this program will receive a $2,500 discount on their second semester. ISA support services, housing and insurance are not included during the interim periodbetween sessions but may be added for an additional charge.

The following scholarship is offered for ISA participants:

Massey University supports ISA students with scholarships totaling $4,000 NZD per year, to be awarded in $500 and $1000 increments. The award is credited to the student's overall program balance with ISA. Find out morehere.


Minimum GPA

Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.75.

Minimum Admissions Prerequisites

There is no language prerequisite for this program.

Students must have at least sophomore standing (second year) at their home university at the time of participation.

Students are required to submit an official transcript along with the application.

Other sessions available: