Why Study in New Zealand?
For sheer natural beauty, no country can compete with New Zealand—or Aotearoa, as it’s called in the native Maori language. The mountains, coasts, and forests make an ideal setting for students eager to explore the outdoors. World Endeavors students will find a diverse culture here, influenced by English settlement, native cultures, and recent immigration from Asian countries. As a group, New Zealanders take a laid-back approach to life, and the country has a reputation as one of the safest places in the world to live. Since it’s also an English-speaking country, students traveling to New Zealand will find it easy to become part of university life while having an unforgettable study abroad adventure.
The Value of Studying Abroad
Studying abroad is one of the best choices students can make to deepen their studies and expand their worldview. It’s a chance to learn new ways to think, to meet new friends from around the world, and to be immersed in a new culture or in some cases even a new language. Students who go abroad have access to art, scenery, historical sites, and cultural events that can’t be found at home. No matter what they study, students will find going abroad to be an education in thinking across cultures and adapting to new experiences. And for many, studying abroad is the spark that ignites a lifelong passion for international travel and cultural exploration.
Program Highlights and Links
Waikato University offers a broad range of programs and is located on New Zealand’s North Island, close to both the mountains and the ocean.
New Zealand is the perfect destination for students who want courses taught in English in a wide range of subjects, combined with unparalleled opportunities for hiking, biking, rafting, and outdoor adventure sports.
-Lindsay, World Endeavors Director of Programs