New Zealand

Every new day in the world begins in New Zealand. Light and time start here.

LOCATION: : New Zealand is made up of two major land masses (North Island and South Island) and a number of smaller islands including Stewart Island located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. MAJOR COUNTRIES/CITIES: Auckland, Wellington, ChristChurch, Hamilton, Dunedin, Palmerston North

CAPITAL: Wellington

MAIN LANGUAGE: : English and Maori

CURRENCY: : New Zealand Dollar (NZ $)

GDP: : $195.1 trillion (2018 estimate)

- Agriculture            -Construction            - Tourism


1. Staying in NZ is an amazing opportunity for anyone who looks for adventure: hiking, plenty of mountains to explore, beach visiting throughout the year.

2. High teaching standards with small class sizes.

3. All 8 Universities are among the world’s top 500 in the 2015/16 QS rankings.

4. Employers around the world respect New Zealand’s education system.

5. Low cost of living, abundant fresh food at reasonable prices and a wide variety of student accommodation options.


Traditions & Culture: Maori culture is a rich and varied one, and includes traditional and contemporary arts. Today Maori culture also includes art, film, television, poetry, theatre, and hip-hop.

Food: Māori cuisine was historically derived from that of tropical Polynesia, adapted for New Zealand’s colder climate. Various means of preserving birds and other foods were also employed. Māori were one of the few peoples to have no form of alcoholic beverage.

Safety: The 2015 Global Peace Index, which compares 162 countries for the risk of personal violence, rates New Zealand as the world’s fourth safest country just after Iceland, Denmark and Austria.

Welfare: All Education members are signatories to the Code or Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students. This is a quality assurance document administered by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA). Education institutions take this seriously and are committed to providing the best quality care for students.

Health: Most international students are not entitled to publicly funded health services while in New Zealand.

Transport: Most of New Zealand’s cities are relatively small, so it is easy to get around. Day to day commuting in the city is often by bus, biking or walking. There are good bus networks in the main cities.