NEW ZEALAND: CLASSIC

Travel and experience life in another country, learn the language and live with a host family on a classic high school student exchange. The classic high school student exchange program provides you with your own unique experience and opportunity to see a little bit of the world.

 

 

New Zealand is available in:

CLASSIC   |   SUMMER | HOME-TO-HOME  

HOW LONG CAN I STUDY ABROAD?

July–September

Application due:
February 15th

February–April

Application due:
Closed for Applications

July–Late November

Application due:
December 1st

Late January–Late June

Application due:
Closed for Applications

July–October

Application due:
February 15th

February–May

Application due:
Closed for Applications

July–April

Application due:
December 1st

January–November

Application due:
Closed for Applications

20 weeks combo program

10 weeks in Australia &
10 weeks in New Zealand

July–Late November

Application due:
February 10th

Late January–Late June

Application due:
Closed for Applications 

ACCOMMODATION STYLE: HOMESTAY

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What better way to learn the culture than to live with a host family. Host families provide a warm and welcoming environment, providing meals in the home as well as an opportunity to immerse yourself in everything the country and culture has to offer. Just like families in Canada, host families abroad represent many different compositions, nationalities and live in a variety of different areas from small towns or villages to larger cities. Families come in all shapes and sizes but one thing they all have in common is that they are motivated to be part of the experience and look forward to welcoming you into their home! 

ORIENTATION: 2 DAYS IN AUCKLAND

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Included in the 5 and 10 month programs, students kick start the exchange experience with a 2 day orientation in Auckland. Arrive in Auckland at the start of your exchange, meet other exchange students, get a crash course in the culture, and do a little sightseeing so that you can start your exchange off right before heading to your local community!

For short term – 2 and 3 month programs, you will receive a local orientation in your host community to help you get acquainted with the sights, sounds, and way of life in your local area.

LANGUAGE: ENGLISH

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Students must be able to communicate in English. If you are a native English speaker, you will have fun learning the lingo in New Zealand!

SCHOOL LIFE: LOCAL PUBLIC SCHOOL

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Attend a local public school (private school option may be presented if available).

School Year: School starts in February and ends in mid-December
Common courses: Physical Education, Math, Science, Languages, History, Geography, Music, English, Computers
Average hours per week: 35 – 40 hours of class per week.
Common school holidays: Summer break in mid-December to January, 2-week break in April, 2 weeks in July, 2 weeks in late September and statutory holidays.
Fun fact: The school year is opposite to here (and the seasons too)!

New Zealand at a Glance

Population Population

4.4 Million

Capital City Capital City

Wellington

Known For Known For

Milford Sound, Lord of the Rings, Maori Aboriginal Culture, Kiwi birds, and more sheep than people!

Currency Currency

New Zealand Dollar

Language Language

English and Maori

Say Hello Say Hello

Hello or Kia Ora!

Program Fees

(2024 Year)

Please enquire

(2024 Year)

Please enquire

(2025 Year)

Unavailable

(2025 Year)

TBC

20 weeks combo program

10 weeks in Australia &
10 weeks in New Zealand

(2025 Year)

TBC

Find more information on what's included in the program fee, additional fees, payment schedule and cancellation policy, visit our Program Info page here 

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