Exchange Student Program
Traveling in New Zealand as a student
exchange is a journey through time as well as distance.
The landscape, the country towns, drivers who wave on the
back roads, and even the radio stations come from a cleaner,
greener, friendlier past.
But the scenery is the real attraction. Covering an area
about the same size as the United Kingdom, New Zealand has
fjords, glaciers, geysers, subtropical rain forests, surf
beaches, trout streams, forest-rimmed lakes, alpine meadows,
and 200 mountain peaks that measure more than 2,500 meters
New Zealand is divided into two main islands: North Island,
home to most of the country's 3,552,000 people, and South
Island. A crucial consideration for visitors is how to divide
their time between these two islands. New Zealand has spectacular
scenery throughout the country; but while the North Island
often resembles a manicured golf course, the South Island
is wild, majestic, and exhilarating. If you travel to New
Zealand in search of adventure, then your itinerary should
be focused on the South Island.
New Zealand is
a student travel destination that is ideal, presenting the
opportunity to experience a variety of settings as an international
study abroad destination.
Remember that seasons in New Zealand are the reverse of
those in the Northern Hemisphere. If you arrive in mid-year
you can expect chilly weather and snow-covered mountains
on both islands.