Psychology Internships in New Zealand
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You will live in a furnished, shared apartment. There will be a shared kitchen, bathroom, bedrooms and living area. Number of participants in a shared space, internet access, kitchen facilities, and method of laundry vary by location.
You should be open to all types of accommodation as housing placements are based on a number of factors such as availability, program length, cost, number of participants and proximity to the internship site.
UC Davis reserves the right to change the accommodation location. Should this be necessary, we will arrange alternative lodging. Please note that elevators, air conditioners and other modern conveniences may not be available in all locations.
A welcome and a farewell meal is included in the program cost. All other meals are not included in the program cost and are the responsibility of the participant. You will be able to shop locally for groceries to prepare meals in your apartment, as well as take time to enjoy the cafes and restaurants.
You will participate in the Bridging Cultures Program that takes place upon arrival. This multi-day, on-site orientation aims to ease your transition to the environment—both inside and outside the workplace—to accelerate readiness to live and work in New Zealand.
In addition, you have the opportunity to participate in many self-led, as well as organized cultural activities and reflection workshops throughout the program as part of a career readiness course. Students completing the course have the opportunity to earn digital badging and micro-credentials for LinkedIn. Possible activities and workshops may include:
- Guest speakers, networking events, and team-building activities
- Workshops that focus on professional development and reflection
Auckland and Wellington are cities located on New Zealand’s North Island, known for its volcanic activity, national parks, and being home to about three-quarters of the country’s population. Interning in New Zealand offers you opportunities to explore beautiful landscapes, enjoy the friendly hospitality of the New Zealanders, or "Kiwis," and experience a unique country and culture. Just remember, our summer is their winter season, which in Auckland and Wellington, is similar to a winter in Davis.
Participation in this UC Davis Study Abroad program requires travel to and extended living in a foreign location(s) abroad. UC Davis Study Abroad endeavors to reduce and mitigate risk wherever possible. However, the environments and risks associated with living in these locations are substantially different than those found during a regular course of study at UC Davis. All participants must download and review the following information prior to departure. Any questions should be directed to the Program Coordinator.
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