Summer Internships in New Zealand - Travel

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Psychology Internships in New Zealand

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 you the opportunity to meet with others on your program. Prior to orientation, you will receive a Program Specific Guide that will further support program preparation.

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

Travel Arrangements

You are responsible for making your own travel arrangements to the program site. Detailed instructions for making flight arrangements are sent to enrolled students via email once the program is confirmed. Wait to purchase plane tickets until you receive this email. Instructions on how to get to the program accommodations will be included in your Program Specific Guide.

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 get you through the first week of the program and getting to/from your internship site. A transportation pass is not provided after the first week. The estimated expenses in the program budget include an estimated amount ($100-200/month) for on-site transport.

Students placed in Wellington will need to purchase their flight from Auckland to Wellington. ISA will provide details regarding this once placed. The flight cost is not included in the program fee, but is included in the round-trip airfare estimate for the estimated personal expenses on the program cost tab ($100-200 round-trip estimated).

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 Training Visa prior to departure. Processing usually takes 6-8 weeks. Applicants must be current university students under the age of 30. Specific instructions and guidance will be provided after internship placement is confirmed. 

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, DC

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 Study Abroad Student Handbook