New Zealand
Oceania

Massey University, Wellington

Housing
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Visa
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semester abroad
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english requirement
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About the University 🏫

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Massey University's campus in Wellington is one of 3 campuses in New Zealand. You can also study at Massey University in the big city Auckland and the naturally beautiful Palmerston North. Massey University, Wellington, is located in the heart of Wellington's arts and culture district. The university campus houses about 3500 students in a cool and friendly study environment. Furthermore, the campus is close to the preferred student housing and Wellington city centre.

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The campus is especially known for areas of study such as business, communication, fashion, design, textiles, sports science, art and journalism. Massey University in Wellington also boasts of being New Zealand's oldest and most respected institution in communication, marketing and journalism.

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The campus offers new and modern facilities, labs and various research centres, which have helped make the university highly recognized at both national and international level.

About the city πŸŒ‡

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Other than being the capital of New Zealand, the city also holds the country's headquarters for the government, stock market, reserve bank, The museum of New Zealand and the national opera as well as symphony orchestra. The city is a true hub for culture, art, innovation and creativity and a magnet for people around the world with interest in the areas mentioned.

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Even though Wellington is the capital, the city is compact and very welcome with its 500,000 inhabitants. The city is filled with cafΓ©s, shops and a colourful nightlife. Enriched by nearly 500 kilometres of clean coastline, the Wellington region allows easy access to tourist areas such as Martinboroughs Vineyards, Sunny Nelson, and the beautiful Marlborough Sounds.

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Whether you're an urban person or a nature lover, you'll definitely fall in love with the multicultural and warm culture of New Zealand and its natural beauty.

Housing 🏑

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Halls of residence and apartments

Living at the Massey hall of residence gives you the ultimate sense of being included in a true student community. It gives you great opportunities to establish a student life where you meet people from all over the world.

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Homes are available both with meals included and without. There are 24/7 dedicated and professional staff available for all residents. There will be a team living at the student accommodations, which welcomes students, helps them if necessary, creates a safe environment and generally provides the environment with a social and fun atmosphere.

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It is important to note that the residence areas are smoke-free and some of them are non-alcoholic. Residents are responsible for cleaning their own student housing and, of course, cleaning up after themselves in the common areas.

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Homestay

The Homestay option is for those who want an authentic experience with a local family from New Zealand. You become a member of a family that supports you from start to finish during your study abroad adventure.

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Students who take advantage of the homestay option get their very own fully furnished room. This includes:

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- Bed with linen that is washed weekly

- Desk with chair and lamp

- Pillows, blankets and towels

- Street cupboards and drawers

- Unlimited internet

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Additionally, there is access to the kitchen, bathroom, toilet, laundry room, living room and dining room. Some homestay families have multiple rooms so one can share one's homestay experience with another student. The families have been carefully selected and have several years of experience as host families for international students.

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Off-campus accommodation

It is of course also possible to find something private such as an apartment, house or room. It is even an option to rent a room in a hostel or apartment with or without roommates at the following links:

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It is important to make sure of the credibility of the landlord along with reading the contract carefully before signing when applying for accommodation outside the university's own student accommodation and collaborators.

Should you be unsure about some elements of private housing rental, it is always a good idea to contact the company/person you are renting from or possibly contact Tenancy Services New Zealand.

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What the students say

"This program is so unique from your typical study abroad. It allowed us to see so much of New Zealand instead of just remaining at one university. We spent the entire first two weeks of the program traveling from the south island all the way up to the north island. During this time, we stayed in ten different places and visited farms, national parks, wineries, and wildlife centers." - Maddie L.

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