Global Design: Grant in Palmerston North, New Zealand


Going to New Zealand was hands down the best experience of my life, no exaggeration. I grew as a person in countless ways, enjoying every second. The country is mind-blowingly beautiful, the people are crazy nice, and there’s tons to see and do, from crazy parties in Queenstown to the Milford Sound, beaches, mountains, forests, glaciers, sand dunes, everything.

At Massey, I took some awesome classes that I really enjoyed, one of which led to philosophical discussions over a beer every Tuesday with the professor. Another led to an internship with a poverty nonprofit through Yale. There is also fun random events going on throughout the semester that I would recommend participating in, as well as a variety of student organizations from MMA to ultimate frisbee and dancing.  Just make sure to join MUAC and the skiing/snowboarding clubs, because these were my personal favorites!

By: Grant Weherley

During his semester abroad, Grant completed coursework in Asian Philosophy, Natural Resource & Environmental Economics, and Development Economics.  For more information on the program that Grant completed, follow this link to the program page for Massey University in Palmerston North, New Zealand.

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