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Preparing to Come to NZ

Your first step will be applying for your Student Visa. We also recommend you download and read our pre-arrival guide which will prepare you for arriving in New Zealand and completing your enrolment.

Adjusting to life in New Zealand

There is so much to understand and adjust to when moving to a new country, it can be quite overwhelming. You may experience a time of culture shock where you feel sad, tired, and aren’t sure if you made the right decision to come to New Zealand. Rest assured it's not unusual to feel this way and it will soon pass. We have staff available in our International Student Support Services Office who are available to help you through this time. Find out more about settling into New Zealand.

While New Zealand’s official language is English, Kiwis (New Zealanders) use some unique expressions. You may find it helpful to read this great travel blog from Lonely Planet to help you understand some key words and phrases you will come across in New Zealand.

We also recommend you download and read our pre-arrival guide which will prepare you for arriving in New Zealand and completing your enrolment.

Find out more information about arriving in New Zealand.