Studying abroad is a great way to gain a diverse experience and get quality education. The experience lets you meet people of different colors and gives you a taste of diverse cultures.
But deciding where to study can be so overwhelming with hundreds of countries and thousands of schools to choose from. Worry no more! Here are 5 fun facts why New Zealand is a great choice:
FUN FACT 1: New Zealand is a safe and happy country.
The 2019 Global Peace Index showed that New Zealand is the second safest country in the world. Moreover, the 2019 World Happiness Index said that New Zealand is the eighth happiest country. New Zealand is the place to be to feel physically and mentally safe, with provisions like the “well-being budget” that Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern recently released. The government ensures its residents’ happiness by funding causes for mental health, child poverty, indigenous peoples, climate change, and growth in the digital age.
FUN FACT 2: New Zealand is home to beautiful sights and destinations.
If you’re aiming to fulfill your #TravelGoals on your IG feed, New Zealand has a lot to offer. The country has a wide variety of beautiful landscapes and diverse activities like water rafting, skiing, and mountain biking. The country also gives you a taste of how it feels to live in a city and in the countryside—the best of both worlds!
FUN FACT 3: New Zealand has top-notch schools.
We all want to go to a university that will give us the best education possible. In the 2019 QS World Ranking, eight (8) New Zealand universities made its way to the top 500 schools in the world. These top New Zealand universities are:
- Auckland University of Technology (Rank 464)
- Massey University (Rank 332)
- Lincoln University (Rank 317)
- University of Waikato (Rank 274)
- University of Canterbury (Rank 231)
- Victoria University of Wellington (Rank 221)
- University of Otago (Rank 175)
- University of Auckland (Rank 85)
These universities offer programs such as law, veterinary medicine, library and information management, hospitality, nursing, and business.
FUN FACT 4: You can study and work at the same time in New Zealand.
Studying abroad can be very expensive, and many of us cannot fully afford an overseas education. That’s why many Filipinos choose to study and work at the same time. New Zealand allows international students to work up to 20 hours per week during a term. They can also work full time on regular holidays and semestral breaks. Meanwhile, Masters by Research and PhD students are allowed to work with unlimited hours.
FUN FACT 5: New Zealand is a foodie’s paradise.
New Zealand is a great place to go to if you’re a foodie. The country has a wide variety of food choices. The local cuisine ranges from meat, seafood, and desserts. The must-try meat delicacy is Hangi, a slow-cooked meat and vegetable dish that’s cooked in an underground oven. If you’re an adventurous eater, try the Kina—a type of sea urchin with a spiky outer shell but edible and delicious interior! And the best way to cap off your food trip is to get Hokey Pokey ice cream, a caramelized honeycomb dessert.
New Zealand has a lot to offer to international students like you. Check out New Zealand’s entry requirements for students or look for an educational consultant that can help you with your application. Don’t miss out on these great opportunities!
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