Once one of the best-kept secrets in international travel, New Zealand is quickly rising as a popular destination. According to the new Global Peace Index, New Zealand is the safest country on Earth with a stable government and a general high regard for human rights. Its natural wonders are the stuff of Hollywood films, and the low-key, cultured cities of Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch offer world-class urban experiences. New Zealand is also endowed with the thriving indigenous culture of the Maori, whose unique way of life adds beauty and depth to this already stunning place.
About New Zealand
New Zealand’s natural splendor was brought to international attention with the release of The Lord of the Rings movies, but when it comes to the country’s breathtaking scenery, seeing is believing! From turquoise blue glaciers to rolling green hills, to impossibly beautiful waterfalls and almost everything in between, New Zealand looks like an artist’s masterpiece come to life. The natural beauty of New Zealand is complemented by the friendliness and warmth of the local people, who are as diverse as the land they live on. New Zealand’s culture is a mix of native Maori, British, and immigrant influences that is different from any other place in the world.
World Endeavors offers an immersive study abroad program at New Zealand’s University of Waikato.
The University of Waikato is located in the city of Hamilton, an hour and a half south of Auckland. Hamilton’s location close to both the mountains and the ocean makes it popular with students seeking to take advantage of New Zealand’s natural beauty.
Seasons are opposite in New Zealand, so you could have two summers in a row!
-Elizabeth, World Endeavors Enrollment Advisor