5 Reasons why international students in New Zealand cherish their study abroad experience.
Are you a student aspiring to study abroad but struggling to pick a destination considering the pandemic?
Well then, ever considered studying in New Zealand?
If not, here is a destination worth looking into!
Having been the home to over 4 million people, New Zealand is renowned for its quality education, rugby team, picturesque landscapes and indigenous Maori culture.
For students wanting to cherish their study abroad experience for years, New Zealand has a lot to offer. Right from providing an excellent opportunity to study in top-notch universities, to experiencing a multi-cultural scenario, New Zealand has been the dream study destination for many Nepali students.
Owing to the country’s low cost of living and exciting facilities provided by the universities, a large number of international students prefer to study in New Zealand year after year. According to the Global Peace Index for 2018, New Zealand ranked as the 2nd safest country in the world, inspiring students across the globe to have an eye on studying in New Zealand.
We have listed below 5 major reasons why international students in New Zealand enjoy studying in the country.
1. Vibrant Destination
Did you know? New Zealand is a haven to some of the world's renowned post-production houses in the world. Sounds interesting, right? Yes! Right from Avatar, Lord of Rings, King Kong, Iron Man 3 to X-Men (Last Stand), many blockbuster fiction films have been filmed at Wellington, New Zealand. International students studying both visual communication & advertising might be able to intern at some of these top-notch post-production houses. Studying at New Zealand can be your gateway to working at these studios! Who knows, maybe you would get the opportunity to work for your favourite Marvel Film!
Besides, New Zealand is a melting pot of distinct cultures, where 1 in 4 people in New Zealand is a citizen of other countries. When it comes to international students in New Zealand, they enjoy interacting with students from different cultures and walks of life, interact with Research scholars, use research facilities wisely, and effectively develop their interpersonal skills, all at once.
2. Culinary capital
If ‘food is life’ your mantra, New Zealand will absolutely suit you! Why do you ask? We’ll tell you.
Wellington has several restaurants, bars, and cafes per capita than one of the busiest cities in the world - New York. So, if you are about to stay and study in New Zealand, you can explore and try different cuisines and find your comfort food too!
Do you want to try something new? No worries! People at Wellington bring together over 100 delicious food events between July and August of each year, making it one of the most exciting premier food events for international students in New Zealand.
Oh, looks like you’re going to have a blast!
3. Breathtaking Adventure Sports
Did you know that New Zealand is the rightful home to Bungy jumping?
If you plan to study in New Zealand, you could Bungy Jump from the highest Bungy Jump spot in the world - The Nevis Bungy which is 134m way above the Nevis Canyon floor (thrice the height of the Statue of Liberty).
International students in New Zealand will get a fantastic opportunity to feed their hunger for adventure and extreme sports. New Zealand has many adventure activities and some breathtaking sporting like Rafting, Zip lining, Canyoning, and Jet boating.
Besides, New Zealand enjoys over 2000 sunshine hours each year, so you could take advantage of this by visiting the breath-taking regional parks spread across, or stroll by the 400+ km of coastline.
The fun doesn’t end here. You can have delicious breakfast in simple cafes, indulge in street shopping, experience a hike in the hills or enjoy dipping in the ocean with your pals.
4. More straightforward visa process & Work rules
Unlike many other developed countries, New Zealand has liberal immigration laws for international students, which enables an international student to obtain a student visa easily and on time.
One prominent aspect is that New Zealand immigration law provides international students with a chance to converse with a visa expert and receive an explanation in case their student visa is neglected.
Even after graduation, international students in New Zealand can work in the country for a span of 1 year and also apply for PR, if their job nature correlates with their degree.
This advantage makes New Zealand an ideal destination for students aspiring to sculpt their career rather than liberally living overseas for a handful of years.
Note: International students in New Zealand may work part-time for 20 hours a week, and full-time during scheduled holidays and/or during the New Year holiday and Christmas period.
5. Internationally acclaimed universities:
New Zealand’s educational institutions and universities are internationally recognized and known worldwide.
Owing to the 8 renowned universities and their ability to provide quality education year after, the New Zealand’s qualifications are regarded by top-notch employers in the world.
The list of universities that takes place in QS Rankings, every year, including the University of Auckland, University of Otago, the University of Canterbury, Victoria University of Wellington, University of Waikato, Massey University, Lincoln University, and Auckland University of Technology.
The annual tuition fee and the cost of living in New Zealand are comparatively lesser than many other study destinations. The Cost of the courses at New Zealand Universities (approximately) are:
- For Undergraduate – $18000 – $25000
- For Post Graduate – $25,000 – $40000
- Cost of Living: NZ $ 12,000 – NZ $ 15,000 per annum
So, what’s stopping you from studying in New Zealand? Get started right away!
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