New Zealand: land of spectacular scenery, breathtaking hiking trails, extreme outdoor sports (BUNGEE JUMPING! SKY DIVING!), and let’s not forget the sheep or the hobbits… not to mention the study abroad opportunities! Not only does ISEP member Massey University offer studies in the natural sciences, engineering, and the creative arts, there are also scholarships available for a few lucky ISEP students. The Massey University Scholarship rewards meritorious ISEP students studying abroad in New Zealand (via ISEP Direct) with NZ$1,000. Not too shabby.
So why should you study in New Zealand and apply for the Massey University Scholarship? Here’s what some past scholarship recipients had to say:
“I feel like the best way to experience a culture is immersion. The way in which I want to experience immersion does not stop at simply visiting the country. I would like to really get a taste of New Zealand life. I want to do as the Kiwis do, so to speak. This includes food, festivals, outdoor activities, and anything else that most young adults do in New Zealand. I hear that New Zealanders are pretty friendly, also. I am excited to see what the people are like, because in my opinion, the people are what really make an area. I also hope that I can befriend enough of them to be able to experience the culture with a native! One big goal for myself is being able to see New Zealand’s beautiful landscape and scenery. I hope that traveling will still be possible even though I will be in school.
“The way in which I want to experience immersion does not stop at simply visiting the country. I would like to really get a taste of New Zealand life. I want to do as the Kiwis do, so to speak.” – Kelsey Foster, University of Central Arkansas
I am very appreciative of the scholarship, as it will help pay the cost of tuition, which was one of the obstacles I had to overcome in order to get to New Zealand. I am so incredibly thankful for this opportunity. Thank you, ISEP!” Kelsey Foster, University of Central Arkansas
“After being notified that I was awarded the Massey Scholarship, I felt both ecstatic as well as relieved. Traveling abroad to Auckland in New Zealand was an adventure that I was super passionate about, but I also realized it was going to be something I had to budget for. Therefore, it means a lot to be granted this scholarship to help fund my journey.
“The reason I chose to do the ISEP Direct program to Massey rather than the Exchange was because I wanted an almost sure spot at the University. There was no other place in the world that I wanted to go other than New Zealand.” – Brandon Peterson, Nebraska Wesleyan University
While attending Nebraska Wesleyan University I am studying Business Administration, Psychology, and Human Resources. The Massey Scholarship is going to help fund for books and supplies that will help further my education in these areas. One thing that I am eager to learn about is how New Zealand handles business. It would be riveting to find out a new perspective on business that I could bring home to use in my advantage.
The reason I chose to do the ISEP Direct program to Massey rather than the Exchange was because I wanted an almost sure spot at the University. There was no other place in the world that I wanted to go other than New Zealand. The landscape is claimed to be one of the most beautiful places in the world, the University is a prestigious school, and the culture is a place that would match my personality the best. There was no other place that I wanted to be.” Brandon Peterson, Nebraska Wesleyan University
Want to study abroad in New Zealand, no ifs, ands, or buts? Apply on ISEP Direct by November 15 and you could be there for Spring 2014 (which is actually the fall over there — neat, huh?). And if you’re thinking of snagging one of these scholarships, make sure you apply before November 1.
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