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Summer Internships in New Zealand - Travel

Psychology Internships in New Zealand

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Program Orientation

Pre-Departure Orientation
There will be a program-specific orientation with the instructor and/or program provider at UC Davis. This orientation addresses travel, packing, academics, health and safety, and more. It also provides to you the opportunity to meet with others on your program.

On-Site Orientation
Soon after arrival to the program destination, you will have an on-site orientation. This event  serves to introduce you to the new environment, as well as to provide on-site resources and support.

Travel Arrangements

You will be responsible for making your own travel arrangements to the program site. We will provide to enrolled students detailed instructions regarding  flight arrangements via email, once we confirm  program. You must wait to purchase plane tickets until you receive this email.  The program partner will provide transportation from the airport to your accommodations if you arrive during designated hours.

If you intend to participate in another study, intern, or travel program beforehand or afterward, you are responsible for your visa situation. UC Davis Study Abroad can provide a verification of enrollment letter when requested. 

On-Site Transportation

You will receive a transportation card to utilize during  the first week of the program and to get to/from your internship site. A transportation pass will not be provided after the first week. The estimated expenses in the program budget include an estimated amount ($100-200/month) for on-site transport..

COVID-19 Entry Requirements

While a UCD/UC student may be granted a policy exception to the COVID-19 vaccination program, host countries, institutions, program providers, venues or businesses related to UC Davis Study Abroad programs may have their own additional requirements with which student participants will need to comply.

For a list of programs that currently require vaccination against COVID-19, please review our Program Updates and Resources Related to COVID-19.

Entry Requirements for U.S. Citizens

A valid passport is required for this program.

U.S. passport holders will need to apply for a Student Trainee Visa prior to departure. Processing usually takes 6-8 weeks. Applicants must be current university students under the age of 30. If you are a non-traditional student above 30, please contact the program coordinator

Entry Requirements for Non-U.S. Citizens

A valid passport is required for this program.

Non-U.S. citizens should check for visa and other entry requirements via the consulate of their travel destination(s): Embassy of New Zealand in Washington, D.C.

You are responsible for obtaining your own visa. Study Abroad will supply a verification of enrollment or other necessary documents for non-U.S. citizens upon request.

International students in the United States on an F-1 or J-1 visa interested in studying abroad should ensure the U.S. visa in their passport has at least 90 days validity remaining whenever they travel abroad. If the U.S. visa expires or is about to expire (even if the I-20 is current), students may be required to apply for the visa to their study abroad country in their home country.

Non-U.S. citizens unable to gain access to the study abroad country will be subject to cancellation fees as shown in the cancellation schedule. For this reason, international students are highly encouraged to research entry to their destination country well in advance, and before enrolling in the program.


Participants are enrolled in GeoBlue Global Health Insurance and UC Traveler Insurance for the duration of the program and will be provided with specific coverage information. More details about coverage is available in the Health & Accident Insurance section of our Health and Safety Resources.

LGBTQIA+ Travelers

You are encouraged to learn more about the country and host culture prior to departure. Resources: Equaldex—LGBT Rights in New ZealandILGA World Maps, and ILGA World Database. Please contact the program coordinator for further support and resources.