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  • Locations: Palmerston North, New Zealand
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Massey University 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2025 10/15/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2025 03/15/2025 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Areas of Study: Accessories Design, Accounting, Acting/Performace Art, Advertising, Agriculture, Anthropology, Art, Arts, Asian Studies, Biochemistry, Biology, Business, Business Information Systems, Chemistry, Chinese, Classical Studies, Communication, Communication Design, Communications, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Culture, Design, Developmental Sciences, Dietetics & Nutrition, Earth Science, Ecology, Economics, Education, Educational Administration, Engineering, English, Entrepreneurship, Environmental Studies, Fashion Design, Film, Finance, Fine Art, Food Technology and Management, Geography, Geology, Government, Graphic Design, Health and Human Services, Health Science, History, Human Resources Management, Humanities, Information Design, Interdisciplinary Design, Interior Design, International Business, International Relations, International Studies, Internships, Japanese, Liberal Arts, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Mandarin, Maori Studies, Marine Science, Marketing, Mass Communications, Math/Statistics, Mathematics, Media Studies, Photography, Physics, Political Science, Politics, Print Making, Product Design, Psychology, Public Health, Public Relations, Religion/Theology, Sciences, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish, Sports, Sports Science, Studio Art, Studio Arts, Textile Design, Theater/Drama, Writing, Zoology Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Undergraduate GPA: 2.75
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Housing Options: Apartment-Shared, Home Stay, Residence Hall
Program Type: Study Abroad
Program Description:

Find Yourself in New Zealand

Weight machine workoutA semester abroad doesn’t have to keep you from training for your sport.  We can help you return to your home team stronger and faster than when you left.

All our Global Student-Athlete (GSA) tracks combine professional coaching and training with one or two semesters of study.  We provide male and female athletes from any sport with the resources to improve their stamina and fitness.  The conditioning sessions and assessments are scheduled outside your classroom hours so you can keep up with your studies.

Each GSA option is based in the student city of Palmerston North. You will train with the elite sportspeople of the Manawatu region and have opportunities to engage with both professional athletes and New Zealand representatives of your sport.  For more information, visit


GSA Strength and Conditioning

Sprint startThis option provides you with access to two athletic facilities and twenty-four personal training sessions.  Your trainer will provide the following:
  • Movement competency screening assessment
  • Massey University Academy of Sport Combine Testing session
  • Two consultations with your trainer
  • Weekly strength and conditioning sessions
  • Massey University Academy of Sport Bronze level membership
  • Creation and monitoring of sports-specific training plans
  • Ongoing review of your recovery and flexibility plans
  • Full membership at the Massey Sport and Recreation Centre


GSA Golf

Driving range practiceThis track is for experienced student-athletes who want to work with golf professionals to develop their skills and improve their games while studying abroad.  You will train and play matches with the region's top golf professionals. 

You can
chose to have your lessons with one pro exclusively or alternate between various pros to learn from a variety of players.  GSA Golf provides:
  • Weekly individual lessons with a Manawatu Golf Club pro
  • Opportunities to practice and improve your game throughout the semester
  • Storage space for your clubs

GSA Cricket

Bowling coachingParticipants receive coaching by international players, access to high-performance presentations, weekly coaching sessions at our training centre designed specifically for cricket, a gym membership, and the following:
  • Coaching and mentoring by former NZ Black Cap, Jacob Oram
  • A detailed training programme and a review at the end
  • 2 cricket sessions/week (approximately 4 hours of cricket training/week)
  • Training sessions with other domestic and international cricketers
  • Integration into a local Palmerston North club cricket team
  • Massey University Academy of Sport Bronze level membership
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