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  • Locations: Palmerston-North, New Zealand
  • Program Terms: Calendar Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: The Education Abroad Network: Study Australia, Study New Zealand, Study Asia 
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Advisor: Candice Snowden Who Can Apply?: UMA only - non-UMA students consult your study abroad office
Fields of Study: Accounting & Information Systems, Agriculture, Anthropology, Architecture and Design, Art, Asian Studies, Biochemistry, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biology, Chemistry, Child Development, Communication, Comparative Literature, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Criminal Justice, Culture, East European Studies, Ecology, Economics, Education, English, Environmental Sciences, European Studies, Fashion Design, Film Studies, Finance & Operations Management, Food Science, French & Francophone Studies, Geography, German Studies, History, International Business, International Relations, Journalism, Linguistics, Management, Marine Studies, Marketing, Mathematics, Music, Nutrition, Philosophy, Physics, Plant and Soil Sciences, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, Religion, Science, Service Learning, Social Thought and Political Economy, Sociology, Theater, Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program Options: Undergraduate Credits
Host Institution: Massey University Language(s) of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 2.8 Program Provider: TEAN
Program Type: Study Abroad In Classes With: Mostly Host Country Students
Minimum Class Standing: 2nd Sem Sophomore Housing: Apartment, Residence Hall
Program Description:

The Ultimate Study Abroad Experience

Situated on the banks of the Manawatu River and within the green hills of the region's sheep and dairy district, Palmerston North is a haven for university students. Known as the "Student City," Palmy's youthful population is evident and has led to an abundance of affordable dining options, live theater and music, as well as a plethora of cafés. The city is within close proximity to some of the region's most scenic hiking trails. Lace up your boots and get ready for a lovely semester abroad in an energetic city.

Palmerston North Program Highlights

  • Study abroad at Massey University's original campus in Palmerston North, which is known as the 'Student City' due to the fact that half of the population is below the age of 25
  • Take advantage of our included pre-semester trip to the beautiful islands of Fiji
  • Experience living with local and other international students in university housing
  • Take advantage of our mid-semester trip options to New Zealand's adventure-packed South Island or the culture and beaches of Thailand
  • Live in a great student-centered, small town, within two hours' drive from Wellington, the central Plateau ski fields, Lake Taupo, and the beaches and wineries of Hawke's Bay
  • Feel the adrenaline rush during our Orientation Program where you are exposed not only to local culture but to New Zealand's love of extreme sports


"The TEAN Fiji trip and orientation was one of the greatest experiences of my trip, escpecially because of the friends I met. Because TEAN is smaller than other companies it was very easy to become close friends with the other students on the trip which provided us with places to stay when we wanted to travel to the north island. I also loved the attitudes of the group leaders and how it seemed as though they knew all of us very well, rather than just thinking of the students as just a number, or a customer."
Julie Kochan, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

If you have already researched this program (identifying appropriate courses, costs, application requirements, deadlines, etc.) and you are CERTAIN that you want to apply to it, you may start the IPO portion of the application process by clicking the "Start IPO Application" button, above or below.
If you are NOT certain that you want to apply to this program, please come to the Education Abroad Advising Center for advising, located at 70 Butterfield Terrace, open Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year UMass/IPO Application Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Calendar Year 2019 12/01/2018 ** Varies TBA TBA
Spring 2019 12/01/2018 ** Varies TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admissions.

If you are applying to a partner program, you must check their website for ACTUAL APPLICATION DEADLINES. The posted deadline above indicates when your UMass Abroad application materials are due and the program’s deadline may be sooner.