Survey after survey shows that New Zealand is one of the most preferred study destinations in the world. Let´s dig deeper to find out why the land of the Kiwis is the place to be. Here’s our compiled list with 5 reasons why you should study in NZ.

Study in New Zealand and your CV will gain an instant boost!

Beautiful orange and red colors of a sunrise or a sunset.
Idyllic beaches, New Zealand has it all!

1. Student Friendly Cities

New Zealand has countless student-friendly cities. Therefore, it should hardly come as a surprise that New Zealand is constantly ranked as a top study abroad destination. To name but a few cities: Auckland, North Palmerston, Wellington and Christchurch all have fantastic services and great universities where you can study and live to your heart’s content.

In addition, all the cities have happiness-inducing weather, are close to the beach, have endless sporting facilities and plenty of parties. By choosing New Zealand you can have the study abroad experience you have always dreamt of.

The Skyline in Auckland is reflecting in the water at sunset.
Auckland is rated as the third most liveable city in the world.

2. Dream Destination for Adventures

New Zealand produced the first man to ever climb Mount Everest and also the creator of the bungee-jump. Thus, it comes as no surprise that this country is filled with adventures and adrenaline junkies.

New Zealand’s adventures and nature leave nothing to be desired. You can surf, you can hike, you can ski and you can skydive.

Adventures on your New Zealand bucket list:

–> Bungee-jumping in Queenstown

–> Skydiving in Auckland

–> Rafting

–> Hiking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing

–> Scuba Diving

–> Climbing Mount Taranaki

Moreover, the wildlife in New Zealand is something to behold. Try and find a Kiwi! (the bird, not the fruit). They are nocturnal creatures so it is quite a challenge. New Zealand is also home to the smallest dolphin species, Hector’s Dolphin. Lastly, take the opportunity to search for the beautiful yellow-eyed penguin

Stunning mountain views with blue sky in New Zealand.
Are you an outdoor lover? Well, then New Zealand is the perfect study abroad destination for you.

3. Kiwi Education is Fantastic

The land of the Kiwis consistently tops educational rankings and has many top ranking universities, with 5 of them in the top 300 in the world. Furthermore, teachers are highly educated and more often than not researchers themselves. Active participation, creativity and understanding of different perspectives are some of the many qualities you can pick up by studying in New Zealand.

Study in New Zealand and your CV will gain an instant boost when it is time to go job hunting.

You might be interested in: 5 Ways Studying Abroad Changes You

Two notebooks, a coffee cup, a pen and a pair of glasses on a white table.
New Zealand tops educational rankings year after year.

4. You Get To Study in Middle Earth

Home to hobbits, warriors, orcs and dragons. If you’re a fan of the famous trilogies, Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, then choosing New Zealand should be a no-brainer.

Take advantage of your stay here and visit the memorable scenes shown in the movies. Visit The Shire and experience firsthand the 44 Hobbit Holes from which Bilbo Baggins emerged to commence his grand adventure. Tongariro National Park is home to the feared Mount Doom in The Lord of the Rings. Other famous locations that you can visit are Christchurch, Nelson and Cromwell.

Small house with green grass on top of the roof.
The Shire, where it all started for Bilbo Baggins.

5. New Zealanders are Lovely People

New Zealand is a safe country with low crime rates. The people there are hospitable, kind, friendly and have a great sense of humour! Don’t be afraid to strike up a conversation with a local if you need help or are simply hoping for a chat, chances are they are delighted to help.

Hitchhiking and couch surfing are popular options among many foreigners visiting New Zealand.

A person is standing on the side of the ride with her thumb high up.
Hitchhiking in New Zealand is a popular activity among foreigners.

See if studying in New Zealand is an option for you!

Find out more about our partner university in New Zealand 

This text was written by our intern Gareth!  

 

 

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