International Studies Abroad ®est. 1987


Housing Information

ISA Housing provides the opportunity for students to experience aspects of the New Zealand lifestyle that are inaccessible to the average visitor of New Zealand. All ISA Housing options are either within walking distance or conveniently located to public transit routes. Travel times to the various university buildings are generally between two and fifteen minutes depending on housing and class locations.

Semester/Year Program: Housing is provided on all ISA semester programs in the Pacific region, at an additional cost.

A Housing Commitment Fee of $1,000 must be paid by the Final Forms and Payment due date. This fee is nonrefundable after the payment due date and is applied to overall housing costs. The total housing cost will be billed once a housing assignment has been allocated, typically around the Final Forms & Payment deadline

Massey University
ISA students studying at Massey University have the opportunity to live co-ed student apartments with other international and first year, local students located a short walk from campus. Students will not live in a flat with other ISA students. Each unit includes three or five single-occupancy bedrooms with a shared common area, kitchen, lounge/dining area, bathroom, and separate toilet. Bed and bath linens are included, and coin operated laundry facilities are available on site. Internet access is available in each bedroom, though connection and rental involve additional charges.

Victoria University of Wellington
ISA students studying at Victoria University of Wellington have the opportunity to live in one of the university's student co-ed flats with local and international students. Students will not live in a flat with other ISA students. These flats are located in the neighborhoods surrounding campus and are fully furnished with four to six single-occupancy bedrooms. Bed linens are included, though towels are not, and laundry facilities are available on site and may require payment. Internet access is available.

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 the case of damage to property, or if utility usage exceeds the allotted monthly amount.

Independent Housing: Students may opt to secure housing independently. Students who select this option will be responsible for their own housing during the program and will forgo any ISA assistance for housing matters.

Summer Program: The cost of accommodation is included in the expedition program fee. Students will be staying in hotels and hostels in the various cities included in the program.

The experience of living in another culture will be both educational and rewarding so long as you stay open-minded and reasonable at all times. There are differences in culture and lifestyle between life in New Zealand and the U.S. Remember: the key to a positive experience is flexibility.