UW-Eau Claire is part of the ISEP-Direct network that gives our students access to many universities worldwide. The best way to think of an ISEP-Direct experience is to imagine that you are going to study in New Zealand just as international students come to study at UW-Eau Claire. If you are independent, flexible, and adventurous, ISEP-Direct programs are a good choice for you.
Auckland: New Zealand's largest urban area, Auckland is an international city with a diverse, multi-cultural population. Set on a harbor, the surrounding North Shore region includes miles of coastline and more than 30 swimming beaches. Massey University, Auckland, is a compact and modern campus with state-of-the-art classrooms and 7,000 students. Classes are small, teaching is interactive, and the atmosphere is friendly and relaxed.
Palmerston North: With one-third of the population between the ages of 15 and 30, Palmerston North is a young city with a vibrant social scene. Outdoor sports, including mountain biking, kayaking, fishing and hiking are also popular activities. The original campus of Massey University, Palmerston North has about 9,000 students and has a beautiful park-like setting.
Wellington: The capital of New Zealand, Wellington sits on a harbor and is surrounded by high green hills. Beautiful and compact, Wellington is a truly "walking city", filled with opportunities for culture and entertainment. The smallest Massey campus at 4,000 students, the focus is on creative arts, and the University's magnificent Museum Building overlooks the city and its harbor.
HOUSING & MEALS
You will live in a student style apartment with your own private bedroom but with communal bathrooms and kitchen facilities. The ISEP-Direct program in New Zealand does NOT include meals; students are responsible for cooking or purchasing their own meals.
Depending on your choice of location, you can choose between a number courses in a variety of disciplines. To learn about eligibility requirements, academic offerings, and the academic calendar; click here: Academics - New Zealand
Below you will find more information on program costs: Fall 2013; Spring 2014
Meet with a peer adviser about the program. Check the link to see which programs have peer advisers this semester.
Schedule a general advising appointment with CIE staff by calling 715-836-4411.
Get some video advice from past peer advisers about study abroad. Scroll down
View online info session “First Steps to Study Abroad”.
Want to see pictures? Click here!
Auckland: The Albany campus (Auckland) offers a wide range of extra-curricular student activities, from basketball to surfing to cultural activities. There is a list of University Clubs. Massey also has excellent recreation center facilities available.
Palmerston North: Again, there is a wide range of extra-curricular student activities available for all students, from the Alpine club, to Fire-Spinning, to Waterpolo. Check out the a list of University Clubs at Palmerston North.
Wellington: The International Student Support team organizes a trip to Queen Charlotte Sounds for dolphin watching and a Martinborough winery tour every semester. Here is a link to Sport and Recreation at Massey Wellington.
IS ISEP FOR ME?
The best way to think of an ISEP-Direct experience is to imagine that you are going to study at a university abroad, just as international students come to study in the U.S. If you are independent, flexible, and adventurous, ISEP-Direct programs are a good choice for you. Here's why:
Because you may be the first UW-Eau Claire student going to an ISEP university, you will not have all of the details available to you that you could expect if you chose one of the more group-oriented UW-Eau Claire programs.
Communication with your host university may take longer. You will need to be flexible and willing to live with a fair amount of ambiguity as your prepare to go abroad. For example, you will most likely not know exactly how your classes from your ISEP host university will transfer to UW-Eau Claire until after you actually register for classes.
You may be the only UW-Eau Claire student going to a particular ISEP-Direct site. However, you may also be one of a large number of international students at your site, and you may need to ask many questions to find your way around at first.
HOW TO APPLY:
To apply, read the application instructions on the How to Apply Page. Then return to this program brochure page, and click the 'apply now' button at the top of the page.