A Concise Feature – Study in New Zealand

Posted on February 19, 2013 by Akshay Study Abroad in IELTS, Study Abroad

Apart from the two countries – the U.S.A. and the U.K., there are several other study abroad destinations that the Indian students have been exploring in the recent past. New Zealand has become a hot favorite among many international students so much so that over 99,000 international students currently live and study in New Zealand.

What makes New Zealand special

New Zealand is an island country that abounds in diverse natural features. New Zealand enjoys a pleasant mild climate and great natural beauty, especially in the mountainous areas. New Zealand is inhabited by friendly locals and its multi-cultural society of today is a result of migration from all parts of the world. The various communities live in relative social harmony, with equal rights for all. Discrimination based on gender, race or disability is prohibited by law. Beyond the warm welcome, one finds a place where safety and security are valued and where all cultures are embraced with open arms. New Zealanders are a famously hospitable people with a lively interest in other cultures. Thus, New Zealand is a rich mix of cultures.

New Zealand is a compact country and highly responsive to the changing needs of global communities and international business. New Zealand is a keen observer of emerging trends and is inclined to adopt new technologies early and successfully. In the 1980s, for example, it was the first country in the world to try electronic payment systems (EFTPOS).Therefore, not just topographically and geographically but also socially and technologically it is a wonderful place to live and study in.

Specific reasons for studying in New Zealand

There are many specific reasons for the students to favorably consider New Zealand as a study abroad destination. An education here is frequently the beginning of lifelong friendships. New Zealand has strong guidelines for education to ensure international students are always well looked after. New Zealand education system aims at personalized treatment of students. For international students, this personalized treatment extends beyond the classroom. New Zealand was the first country to adopt a code of practice that sets out standards for the care of international students, in and out of the classroom.

The education costs are low when compared with western countries such as the U.K. and the U.S.A. New Zealand provides opportunities to study under internationally recognised academics and researchers in a wide range of disciplines at usually affordable costs.

Qualifications from New Zealand universities rank with the world’s best and have a reputation for being practical and modern. In some niche areas, such as biotechnology, forensic science and marine engineering, New Zealand degrees are acknowledged as world-leading. Students educated here are earning a reputation as a new breed of innovative thinkers, and enjoying success the world over.

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