Hawke's Bay, New Zealand

About the Hawke's Bay, New Zealand Program

  • Study agriculture, agribusiness, environmental science, wildlife management, and animal science in a two-week field study and four-week professional internship
  • Explore the agriculture and environment of New Zealand in the two-week National Expedition Field Study, taking you to locations throughout both the North and South Islands including spectacular mountains, cities, glaciers, diverse agricultural regions, volcanoes and geothermal areas, lakes, coastal areas and beaches, and historic and cultural landmarks
  • Gain hands-on professional experience while interning in Hawke’s Bay, a region renowned for its mild Mediterranean climate, award-winning wines, vast array of fresh local produce, and abundant farmers markets.

Why Study in Hawke's Bay?

With all the natural wonders and unique Kiwi cultural experiences you won’t get anywhere else in the world, New Zealand is the ideal place to live and study. The summer Hawke’s Bay program is ideal for students studying agriculture, agribusiness, environmental science, and wildlife management who are interested in a unique experience that pairs a two-week National Expedition field study with a four-week professional internship placement.

The 15-Massey-credit (3-4 US credits) field study serves as an introduction to New Zealand via a two-week expedition through the North and South Islands. Experience New Zealand’s dynamic geographic and cultural terrain, visit some of the country’s most popular destinations—including glaciers, volcanoes, and geothermal zones—and get way off-the-beaten-track with experienced local staff. The four-week, 15-Massey-credit internship placements are within government agencies, agribusinesses, non-profit environmental organizations, wildlife sanctuaries, and wineries. The on-site team will match your skills and experiences with the range of opportunities available within the Hawke’s Bay region. Accommodation and transportation to your internship site are included in the program fee.

By the time this six-week program is finished, you will have earned academic credit, extensively toured both the North and South Islands of New Zealand, learning about the land, people, and culture, and gained hands-on experience relevant to your degree via the professional internship.

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2017 App. Cycle

Jun-Jul: Open


Minimum GPA: 2.75

Minimum class standing: Sophomore

Two courses at the 200-level in a related major

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