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Life in New Zealand

Welcome to New Zealand, a beautiful, unique, and exciting place to live and study.

New Zealand culture is a unique and diverse blend of European and Maori traditions, alongside influences from Polynesia, Asia and elsewhere.

Manaakitanga – a Maori word which loosely translates as hospitality – sums up the welcoming spirit of New Zealand. Most New Zealanders offer visitors this hospitality, generosity and respect.

During a Kiwi study experience, students will be able to make social connections and business contacts that they’ll treasure forever. They’ll form lifelong friendships with new and interesting people from New Zealand and around the world.

Students who choose homestay accommodation will interact with their host family. Meeting their neighbours and friends is a great way to experience the New Zealand way of life and improve spoken English at the same time.

Choose your lifestyle

UP Education has well-equipped campuses in Auckland and Wellington – students can choose the setting that best suits them.

Getting around

Depending on where students live, they can get around the central areas of Auckland and Wellington by cycling or walking. Both cities offer good bus networks, commuter trains and ferries.