Why study in New Zealand?
There are a multitude of advantages of studying in another country. Learning another language is always easier when you immerse yourself in the culture, and future employers often prefer applicants who have experienced an exchange abroad. Not to mention the value of personal experience and cultural contrast, which builds character by giving you another point of view about the possible ways of living life.

Last, but not least, it is an incredible experience where you understand that you are a fully functioning human being without your family being physically close. To know that connections remain strong and meaningful over long distances and that you can cope with being in another country and environment.

The registration is not binding. Therefore, if you are interested in going through the process but are still not 100% sure, complete the form and we will get in touch to talk with you about any questions you may have.

How does the New Zealand school system work?
The first year of high school in New Zealand usually begins when the children are around 13 years old and is called “Year 9”. The last year of high school is Year 13 and ends with Level 3 of NCEA.

How long can we stay?
The New Zealand school year is divided into 4 periods of 10 weeks each.
We recommend that students come for at least 2 terms (approximately 5 months)
It is possible to stay from 4 weeks to several years.

Term 1: Monday, February 1 – Friday, April 15
Term 2: Monday, May 3 – Friday, July 8
Term 3: Monday July 25 – Friday September 23.
Term 4: Monday, October 10 – Tuesday, December 20

Keep in mind that term 1 and term 4 can start and end on different dates for all schools in the country, usually up to 7 days. The dates shown for term 1 and term 4 show the range of dates, but at least one will be different.

School holidays
Schools must be closed during 2019 on Saturdays and Sundays, and on the following dates:

  • New Year’s Day – Tuesday, January 1
  • Day after New Year’s Day – Wednesday, January 2
  • Waitangi Day – Wednesday 6 February
  • Good Friday – Friday, April 19
  • Easter Monday – Monday, April 22
  • ANZAC Day – Thursday, April 25
  • Queen’s birthday – Monday, June 3
  • Labor Day – Monday, October 28
  • Christmas Day – Wednesday, December 25
  • “Boxing Day” – Thursday December 26
  • and the day of the Anniversary where the school is located.

New Zealand – North Island Schools

Aquinas College

Aquinas College is a modern Catholic co-educational college for 11-18 year olds. Founded in 2003, it is vibrant and friendly, with superb facilities and high academic standards. It has a family atmosphere and prides itself on its exceptional support for students so that they can perform well in sport, arts, culture and in their studies.

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Bethlehem College

Kia Ora! At Bethlehem College, we’re passionate about four key learning areas: intellectual, cultural, moral and physical. While we have high expectations for academic progress, we know students will enjoy well-rounded learning opportunities – including experience of arts, culture, sports, spiritual and New Zealand life.

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Cambridge High School

Cambridge High School was first established in 1883, located in Cambridge and has a long proud record of academic, cultural, and sporting achievement. Cambridge High School is a co-educational state secondary school. The school is very much part of the Cambridge community, participating in a wide network of formal and informal relationships with other agencies and groups.

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Katikati College

Katikati College is a co-educational Year 7 to 13 school committed to excellence. Katikati College is approximately 30 kms north of Tauranga. The College has had an extensive international student programme for many years and each year a maximum of 20 International Fee Paying Students are offered a place at Katikati College.

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Mount Maunganui College

Mount Maunganui College is a progressive, high energy education provider, situated on the beautiful beaches of Mount Maunganui. The school is sports and activity orientated, has a great international student department, provides state of the art facilities, and is constituted to suit any students needs.

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Napier Boys’ High School

Established in 1872, Napier Boys’ High School remains one of New Zealand’s oldest and most successful state schools. A large school we are able to offer a significant range of subjects and experiences that enhance boys’ learning, independence and self-management in and out of class.

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Napier Girls’ High School

Napier Girls’ High School is located in the city of Napier in the Hawkes Bay Region in the North Island of New Zealand. The school is a vibrant teaching and learning community offering a broad range of subjects with exceptional teaching.

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New Plymouth Boys’ High School

New Plymouth Boys’ High School, a boys secondary school, was established in 1882 with over 1200 boys enrolled and includes a boarding establishment on site. The school is located on 14 hectares of park-like grounds in the central New Plymouth area and overlooks the sea.

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New Plymouth Girls’ High School

New Plymouth Girls’ High School provides students with the technical and personal skills needed for life in the 21st century whilst retaining traditional values and pride in our heritage.

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Otumoetai College

Otumoetai College is a leading co-educational secondary school based in Tauranga, New Zealand. We have a strong focus on Empowering learners, Strong leadership & Growing hauora.

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Springbank School

Springbank School is Northland’s leading co-educational private school, and an excellent choice for students wanting a true Kiwi experience.

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St Paul’s Collegiate

St Paul’s Collegiate School is a private day and boarding school that offers a boy’s only junior school from Years 9 to 10 (ages 13-15) and a co-educational senior school for Years 11-13 (ages 15-18 years).

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St Peter’s School, Cambridge

St Peter’s School, Cambridge is one of New Zealand’s leading independent, Anglican, co-educational day and boarding secondary schools. We accept international students from Year 9 to 13. The ethos of the school is based on providing a holistic education for the whole person – Mind, Body and Spirit. Our campus caters for approximately 1240 day and boarding students, on 100 acres of park-like grounds near Cambridge, a short drive from Hamilton City.

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Taupo-nui-a-Tia College

Taupo-nui-a-Tia College is proud to offer you a very personal International student program. Our students are well known and supported in such a way that they feel a sense of belonging to the college community. We believe in making their college experience enjoyable and safe to ensure an environment where students are able to reach their full potential.

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Tauranga Boys’ College

Tauranga Boys’ College is committed to the pursuit of excellence. It provides expansive educational opportunities, and a positive, well-resourced and safe environment in which highly-qualified teachers strive to establish constructive learning relationships.

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Tauranga Girls’ College

Tauranga Girls’ College is the School of Choice for Girls in the Bay. Our school offers the best possible education for today’s young women, with an outstanding educational experience that embraces the best of Aotearoa.

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Te Puke High School

I am proud to introduce our wonderful school to you and wish to offer you a warm welcome to Te Puke High School. As a student at Te Puke High School, you will be placed at the heart of our school and provided with many great opportunities.

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Whangamata Area School

Whangamata Area School is a co-educational school which offers a unique educational opportunity with schooling from Year 1 right through to Year 13.

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New Zealand – South Island Schools

Christ’s College

Christ’s College is New Zealand’s only independent boarding school for boys from Years 9 to 13 (ages 13 – 18 years).
Christ’s College is renowned for the quality and strength of its academic, cultural, sport and co-curricular programmes, which are all designed to meet the needs of adolescent boys and prepare them for the future. Our commitment is to work with each boy, to inspire and encourage him to always aspire to reach his full potential. “Each boy at his best”.

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Otago Boys’ High School

Established in 1863, the school is one of the oldest in the country and although this is reflected still in the beauty of its buildings, the school is modern in its approach. Previous students of the school include world renowned sportspeople as well as national figures in politics and business.

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Otago Girls’ High School

Otago Girls’ High School is the oldest girls’ high school in the Southern Hemisphere. We welcome you to our special school in the beautiful, historic city of Dunedin.

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Rangiora High School

Rangiora High School is a dynamic decile 9 co-educational secondary school in North Canterbury, New Zealand. We are proud to be a caring, community-based environment inspiring life-long learning. Students are at the centre of our work. We are committed to ensuring every student has a meaningful and relevant learning journey and that they experience success and gain achievement.

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Timaru Boys’ High School

International students are warmly received into our school’s community and we value this opportunity for contact with other cultures.

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Timaru Girls’ High School

We are very proud of Timaru Girls’ High School which has challenged and supported young women since 1988 and has produced many leaders in a variety of walks of life.

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What do we offer?
From the point of online registration, to the classroom in New Zealand and vice versa, we organize, facilitate and accommodate. We take care of all the logistics involved when planning and experiencing your student exchange in New Zealand. We offer a variety of schools in different cities in New Zealand, complete travel packages for students, first class accommodation for students in specially selected host families and many more!

We adapt each student package to your needs, from special academies for the best athletes in the numerous sports, to special travel offers that allow you to truly experience New Zealand the way you want.

If you want to enjoy a unique and exciting travel and study experience in New Zealand, we make it comfortable and easy, to make you feel at home.