New Zealand is a popular destination for students who want to travel and experience a new culture. There are many options for student travel in New Zealand, including study abroad programs, internships, and volunteer opportunities.
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If you are a student planning to travel to New Zealand, there are a few things you should consider:
Visa: If you are planning to study in New Zealand for more than three months, you will need to apply for a Student Visa NZ. You will need to provide evidence of your enrolment in a course of study and meet other requirements in order to be granted a student visa. It is advisable to apply for a visa well in advance as visa processing takes time. Immigration New Zealand (INZ) recommends two to three months in advance to beat the last minute rush.
Accommodation: There are many options for student accommodation in New Zealand. Depending on your budget your options include halls of residence (ie hostels), homestays, student dormitories and flatting. It is a good idea to research your options and book accommodation in advance.
Budget: New Zealand is generally a relatively expensive country if not researched well, so it is important to plan your budget carefully after lot of research. Make sure you have enough money to cover your living expenses, including accommodation, food, and transport. The cost of living is approximately NZD 20,000 per annum.
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Insurance: It is a good idea to take out travel insurance before you leave your home country, to protect yourself in case of any unforeseen events such as illness or accidents.
It is best to do some research in advance and be prepared.
Get in touch with Immigration Advisors New Zealand Ltd, which provides up-to-date immigration information so you can consider opportunities and prepare yourself for the future. To know all the required procedures, contact us at [email protected] or call on +64 09 3790219.
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