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Most study abroad students travel after their programs are over, but our study tour kicks off your adventure by introducing you to New Zealand and exposing you to the country’s dynamic human and geographic terrain.
You’ll visit the South Island high country, debate the pros and cons of being the world’s largest dairy producer, and explore volcanoes and geothermal areas. You will gain an understanding of the intricate relationships between agricultural and environmental issues in New Zealand and how these shape the everyday lives of Kiwis and the country as a whole. You will benefit from on-the-ground expertise provided by Massey’s academic staff throughout your programme.
Your study tour begins in Queenstown and travels through the spectacular scenery of the South Island. Destinations include the historic 100,000-acre high country sheep station on Mt. Nicholas, the spectacular Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, the garden city of Christchurch, the wine region around Blenheim, and the port city of Picton where you will board the ferry to cross the Cook Strait.
Your trek continues as we travel across the North Island. Agricultural, environmental, and wildlife management issues will remain our focus as we stop in the capital city of Wellington, Northern Wairarapa's Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre, the volcanic area of Tongariro National Park, and traverse the dairy-rich Manawatu region. The study tour finishes in Hawke’s Bay, where you will stay for your Internship.
A&E National Expedition itinerary - 2018.pdf (586 KB)
The final itinerary is subject to change.
You will earn academic credit through Special Topic: National Expedition. Assessment of the 150 learning hours will be based on Case Study 1 (20%), Case Study 2 (25%), Case Study 3 (25%), and a portfolio (30%) which examine a range of issues around agriculture and the environment.
A&E National Expedition Academic Guide.pdf (1,637 KB)
Students who successfully complete the National Expedition will be able to:
Massey University's agricultural program is ranked 27th in the world and 3rd in the Southern Hemisphere in the QS 2017 World University subject rankings.
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Last updated on Friday 19 January 2018