New Zealand Study Abroad

 

 About Massey University

 
Massey University is unique among New Zealand universities, in that, it is a multi-campus university delivering rigorous academic programs in three North Island city centers.  Massey University has 36,000 students enrolled in three campuses located in Auckland, Palmerston North and Wellington.  Internationally, Massey University ranks among the top three universities in New Zealand. While Massey is a large, comprehensive university, the campuses have a strong community-feel, conducive study environments, and a friendly, welcoming atmosphere. The academic programs taught at each campus are complementary to the city and regional environment (From:  http://www.human.cornell.edu/academics/undergraduate/exchange-programs/massey.cfm).

Massey is known for:
  • Groundbreaking research
  • The applied nature of many of our teaching and research programs
  • Contribution to land-based industries
  • Distinctive mix of campus-based, distance and international teaching
  • Commitment to innovation
  • Close links with the community
  • An 80-year tradition of academic excellence

New Zealand itself is truly beautiful. New Zealand is renowned for its natural resources, its breathtaking scenery, its mild climate, its peacefulness, and the friendliness and hospitality of its people.  The lifestyle is relaxed, informal and casual. Most cities are close to the coast. Of the three Massey campuses, only Palmerston North is “land-locked” although even so it is within a 30 minute drive of a number of beaches. Palmerston North is a city of approx. 80,000 with one third of them aged 15-30.  The country is conveniently close to Asia, Australia and the South Pacific and has a reputation for being a safe and relaxing environment to live in.

You might like to take a look at the Massey Study Abroad website for more "inspiration!"  Go to: http://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/international/study-abroad/study-abroad_home.cfm

The Purdue Study Abroad website for this program is at: http://www.studyabroad.purdue.edu/programs/flyer.cfm?flyer=1156&SICountryCode=842


 

 About the Program

 
Purdue Horticulture students are able to spend a semester and attend classes on the Palmerston North campus, during their second semester junior year, and stay in complete synchrony with their Horticulture Science (HOSC) plans of study in West Lafayette to complete their degrees in four years.  It takes a bit of up-front planning to be sure the courses available at Massey are the ones that complete your semester’s requirements.  So talk to your advisor early about your interest in a semester in New Zealand.

Listed below are the key courses at Purdue and their Massey counterparts, by concentration.  A “paper” in New Zealand is the same as a course here.  Five New Zealand credits correspond to one credit at Purdue.

Click on the concentration icon to see the four year plan of study showing the second semester junior year that can easily be spent in New Zealand.
Concentration – Horticultural Production & Marketing

               Massey Paper                                               Purdue College of Agriculture Equivalent Course
203.202 Genetic Analysis (sem1) (15 cr.)                                AGRY 32000 Genetics
283.311 Controlling Weeds (sem1) (15 cr.)                            BTNY 30400 Weed Science
120.304 Plant Biotechnology (sem1) (15 cr.)                         BTNY 35000 Biotechnology in Agriculture


Concentration – Landscape Horticulture & Design

                Massey Paper                                              Purdue College of Agriculture Equivalent Course
203.202 Genetic Analysis (sem1) (15 cr.)                                AGRY 32000 Genetics
189.151 Soil Properties and Processes (sem1) (15 cr.)         AGRY 25500 Soil Science


Concentration – Plant Science

               Massey Paper                                                Purdue College of Agriculture Equivalent Course
203.202 Genetic Analysis (sem1) (15 cr.)                                AGRY 32000 Genetics
196.205 Ecology and Conservation (sem1) (15 cr.)               BTNY 30200 Plant Ecology


Concentration – Public Horticulture

               Massey Paper                                                Purdue College of Agriculture Equivalent Course
203.202 Genetic Analysis (sem1) (15 cr.)                                AGRY 32000 Genetics
196.205 Ecology and Conservation (sem1) (15 cr.)               BTNY 30200 Plant Ecology
On-line available from PU West Lafayette                              HORT 30600 History of Horticulture

To find out more, or to begin planning for your semester in New Zealand, talk to one of the following:                

                Dr. Michael Dana                    Dr. Peter Hirst                          Robin Tribbett                          Kara Hartman

                205 HORT                                 317 HORT                                 207B/A HORT                            26 AGAD (IPIA)
                494-5923                                  494-1323                                  494-1302                                   494-8458
                dana@purdue.edu                 hirst@purdue.edu                  tribbett@purdue.edu              khartman@purdue.edu


 

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