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Welcome to life in New Zealand

Offering a level of care that sets us apart, UP Education  provides help and support to all international students from the moment they contact us, to arriving in New Zealand and throughout their studies. We’re here to help ensure life in New Zealand is happy and rewarding.

Getting started

Transport and practical support

UP Education is on hand to provide students with the very best care and support. On arrival at the airport students will be greeted by an UP representative, who will deliver them to their accommodation. Those moving into a city apartment will be shown how to walk to the campus. For those booked into a homestay, the host family will ensure students know how to get to college, and help them buy tickets for public transport. On the first day of the course, support staff will be on hand to help organise banking, insurance, bus tickets and more.

Foundation studies orientation

Orientation day is the perfect introduction to UP International College. It’s a chance to meet other students, take a campus tour and be officially welcomed by our friendly deans, programme managers and teachers. Student will choose their subjects, meet their teachers, and receive a student handbook, which is jam-packed with information about student life.

Foundation and English studies students will also be given an iPad to use for the duration of their studies. This gives them access to course materials, an email account, announcements and news bulletins, and provides a platform for sharing ideas and working off-campus using Blackboard – the UP Education Learning Management System.