With awe-inspiring landscapes, vibrant cities, beautiful countryside, and a relaxed way of life, New Zealand is undeniably one of the best places for students to live and study. It is sought after by many international students as their study destination because of the world-class education and a great lifestyle that it offers. Moreover, people there are known to be extremely friendly, hospitable, and welcoming to overseas visitors.
New Zealand has a reputation for providing world-class education because its study programs are based on the globally recognized British education system. Apart from providing globally recognized degrees, it also has the government's strong quality assurance systems to ensure fairness in all levels of education and to boost student’s confidence regarding their choice of study.
There are plenty of part-time and full-time work opportunities available and your student visa allows you to work for up to 20 hours per week during course term and full time during holidays. Gaining a degree from their reputed universities will serve as a great advantage in your career and also help you in landing a well-paying job. After graduation, you can apply for a post-study work visa which allows graduates to work for up to 2 years. Also, many universities offer placement opportunities for boosting your career.
Christchurch is the largest city on the South Island of New Zealand and the seat of the Canterbury Region. It is the second-most populous city in New Zealand after Auckland.
It is also known as the Garden city because of its beautiful and award-winning parks and gardens. Agriculture is the historic mainstay of Christchurch's economy. The University of Canterbury and Lincoln University are the two top universities in Christchurch.
It is home to the fourth-largest school in New Zealand, co-educational state school Burnside High School.
The climatic condition of Christchurch
Christchurch has a temperate oceanic climate with a mild summer, cool winter, and regular moderate rainfall. Under the Köppen climate classification, Christchurch has an oceanic climate. Summer in the city is mostly warm but is often moderated by a sea breeze from the Northeast.
Like many cities, Christchurch experiences an urban heat island effect; temperatures are slightly higher within the inner city regions compared to the surrounding countryside
Main attractions of Christchurch
Christchurch is one of five 'gateway cities' for Antarctic exploration, hosting Antarctic support bases for several nations. Tourism is a huge factor in the local economy as well.
The proximity of ski resorts and other Southern Alps attractions, hotels, a casino, and an international standard airport make Christchurch a stopover destination for many visitors. The city is popular with Japanese visitors, with Japanese signs around Cathedral Square.
There is no shortage of things to do here and the nearby areas such as bungee jumping, skiing, Whitewater rafting, mountain biking, windsurfing, whale watching, and more.
Christchurch is a distinctly English city, however, it contains various European elements, with strong Gothic Revival architecture. As early settlers of New Zealand, Māori culture is also prevalent in the city. It features many public open spaces and parks, river beds, and cafés and restaurants situated in the city centre and surrounding suburbs.
Hamilton is a city on the North Island of New Zealand. It is the seat and most populous city of the Waikato region, the country's fourth most-populous city. Hamilton was also awarded the title of a most beautiful large city in New Zealand. Initially an agricultural service center, Hamilton now has a diverse economy and is the third fastest-growing urban area in New Zealand. Hamilton Gardens is the region's most popular tourist attraction. Education and research and development play an important part in Hamilton's economy. The city's three main post-secondary institutes; the University of Waikato, Waikato Institute of Technology, and Te Wananga o Aotearoa.
Hamilton's climate is oceanic with highly moderated temperatures due to New Zealand's location surrounded by ocean. As the largest inland city in the country, winters are cool and mornings can feature the coldest temperatures of the North Island's main centers. Nighttime temperatures are even cooler outside of the city. Likewise, summers can be some of the warmest in the country with temperatures rising over 28 °C (82 °F) which can make temperatures feel much warmer or colder than they are. Ground frosts are common and snow is possible but rare. Typically summers are dry and winters wet. Fog is common during winter mornings, especially close to the Waikato River which runs through the city center. It is also one of the foggiest cities on earth.
Hamilton is host to several large scale music festivals including the Soundscape music festival, which is one of New Zealand's largest street parties. A classical concert series features world-class musicians which is held throughout the year at the Gallagher Concert Chamber, organized by the University of Waikato, Conservatorium of Music. Waikato Food and Wine Festival, Indigo Festival, the Great Pumpkin Festival at Hamilton Gardens, Balloons over Waikato Hot Air Ballooning festival are some of the festivals celebrated every year in Hamilton. The Base is New Zealand's second-largest shopping center, with over 7.5 million visitors per year to the 190 stores. Other local attractions include Hamilton Zoo, the Waikato Museum, the Hamilton Astronomical Society Observatory, the Arts Post art gallery, and the Sky City casino.
Wellington is the capital city of New Zealand. It is located at the south-western tip of the North Island, between Cook Strait and the Remutaka Range. Wellington is the major population center of the southern North Island and is the administrative center of the Wellington Region, which also includes the Kapiti Coast and the Wairarapa. It is the world's southernmost capital of a sovereign state. Wellington offers a variety of college and university programs for post-secondary students. Victoria University of Wellington, Massey Business School, and Massey University are some of the major universities in Wellington.
The climate of Wellington is temperate marine, generally moderate all year round with warm summers and mild winters. The city is notorious for its southerly blasts in winter, which may make the temperature feel much colder. It is generally very windy all year round and is the world's windiest city by average wind speed, with high rainfall. Snow is very rare at low altitudes.
Wellington is home to many high-profile events and cultural celebrations, including the biennial New Zealand Festival of the Arts, biennial Wellington Jazz Festival, biennial Capital E National Arts Festival for Children, and major events such as Brancott Estate World of Wearable Art, TEDxWellington, Cuba Street Carnival, Visa Wellington on a Plate, New Zealand Fringe Festival and many more.
The main tourism highlight-the magnificent Museum of New Zealand is located near the waterfront, and the quaint Wellington Cable Car provides a scenic and extremely fun alternative to puffing up the hill to the Kelburn Lookout. Another iconic building in Wellington is The Beehive, the site of New Zealand's parliament.
Wellington is characterized by small dining establishments, and its cafe culture is internationally recognized and it is also known for its large number of coffeehouses. Wellington Restaurants offer cuisines including from Europe, Asia, and Polynesia, for dishes that have a distinctly New Zealand style, there are lamb, pork and venison, salmon, lobster, Bluff oysters, abalone, mussels, scallops and more also kiwifruit and tamarillo and pavlova are some of the national desserts.
Auckland is a large metropolitan city in the North Island of New Zealand. The most populous urban area in the country. Auckland is a diverse, multicultural and cosmopolitan city, home to the largest Polynesian population in the world. Auckland lies between the Hauraki Gulf to the east, then extending in Hunua Ranges to the south-east, the Manukau Harbour to the south-west, and the Waitākere Ranges and smaller ranges to the west and north-west.
Despite being one of the most expensive cities in the world, Auckland is recognized as one of the world's most livable cities, ranked third in the 2019 Mercer Quality of Living Survey. Some major attractions in Auckland are: Auckland's needle-like Sky Tower which is the city's most prominent landmark and is 328 meters high, also is New Zealand's highest building. Auckland Harbour Bridge which offers one of the top-rated thrills to experience which is bungee jump, an experience that includes crossing an exclusive bridge walk before diving 40 meters to the harbor water.
Auckland has an oceanic climate, while according to the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), its climate is classified as subtropical with warm humid summers and mild damp winters. It is the warmest main center of New Zealand and is also one of the sunniest. Snowfall is extremely rare here.
The University of Auckland is the largest university in New Zealand. Other important higher educational institutes are the Auckland University of Technology, Massey University, Manukau Institute of Technology and Unitec New Zealand.
The cities varied cultural sites such as the Auckland War Memorial Museum, the Museum of Transport and Technology, and Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki and national historic sites, festivals, performing arts, and sports activities are significant tourist attractions. The Auckland Super400, The Auckland Marathon, Auckland Cup Week is an annual horse racing carnival, which is some of the major events in Auckland.
Dunedin is the second-largest city in the South Island of New Zealand after Christchurch and the main city of the Otago region. It has very accessible recreational and cultural venues, great shopping, supermarkets, restaurants, as well as first-rate health care and education. It is well known as a university town of excellence in research and learning, and a city where writers, books, and literature thrive. Dunedin and its surroundings are home to some interesting locals, including the world's rarest penguin, the yellow-eyed penguin, the world's rarest sea lion, the New Zealand sea lion, New Zealand fur seals, and little blue penguins. Dunedin's Baldwin Street is the steepest street in the world.
The climate of Dunedin, in general, is temperate; however, the city is recognized as having a large number of microclimates, and the weather conditions often vary between suburbs mostly due to the city's topographical layout. Under the Köppen climate classification, Dunedin features an oceanic climate. The city's climate is also influenced by its proximity to the ocean. This leads to mild summers and cold winters. Snowfall is not particularly common but significant snowfall is uncommon. Dunedin has relatively low rainfall in comparison to many of New Zealand's cities.
Dunedin has a diverse economy, which includes manufacturing, publishing, and technology-based industries as well as education, research, and tourism. Dunedin is home to the University of Otago, New Zealand's oldest university, and the Otago Polytechnic.
Dunedin also has the award-winning Otago Museum which is one of the nation’s finest, housing a stupendous collection of treasures from around the world, paired with an excellent calendar of year-round events and internationally touring exhibitions. Dunedin is a UNESCO designated the City of Literature, a magnificent example of a small city that lives, breathes, and connects through its people, its culture, and its intense love of literature.