International Exchanges: New Zealand – Palmerston North

Open to Pitzer students only. Program options subject to change.

Program Title: Pitzer/ISEP Exchange with Massey University – at the Manawatū campus near Palmerston North

new-zealand-palmerston-northLocation: Palmerston North, New Zealand

Host Website: ISEP: Massey University – Palmerston North
Regular University Courses (in English)

Students must be in good standing at Pitzer College. ISEP requires students to have a 2.75 or higher GPA on a 4.0 scale.

At least one area studies course is strongly recommended before departure. Other general preparation options include: Comparative Politics, Intercultural Communications, Introduction to International/ Intercultural Studies, Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology

The Pitzer College Study Abroad Application, the ISEP on-line application and the Massey University application (link under Special Application Instructions on the program web page above) are all due by the Pitzer application due date.

Program Dates
Fall semester (= Semester 2): Mid-July to mid-November
Spring semester (= Semester 1): Late February to late June
Full year: The Southern Hemisphere academic calendar is late February to mid-November

Required Courses
Students are expected to take a full course load including one course with content on New Zealand history, politics, literature or culture. In addition, students take the Pitzer course MLLC110 Intercultural Learning: Portfolio Writing via Sakai.

Intensive Language
A foreign language course is not required.

Independent Study
See a Study Abroad Adviser.

Course Options
The University has broad curricular offerings  including biotechnology, computer science food science and technology, humanities and social sciences, life sciences, material sciences, and media studies.

Visit the ISEP website shown above and select ‘Website for Course Availability.’

Credit Possible
In addition to a full course load at the university, students will earn 0.5 Pitzer course credits for the writing course via Sakai. (See above under Required Courses.)

Housing and Board Options
Students are housed in rooms and residences with communal bathrooms and kitchen facilities.

Additional notes
The chance of placement is generally very limited.