So you’ve come to fall in love with New Zealand and you want to study there. Cheer up! There are a lot of things you could do in preparation for that big move. Most of them, you really need to get prepared for.
Pack for the Weather
The weather in New Zealand is unpredictable, and that’s putting it gently. On a given day, you may get to experience all seasons that happen in this place. Learn to pack for the weather and you’re good.
Don’t be afraid to explore
New Zealand is an awesome place to be in. If you find yourself lost, ask for directions from the locals. Other than that, enjoy what the country has to offer. You might find yourself discovering new places.
Be sure of your destination
There are different places one can visit in New Zealand to study. However, with rules being what they are, you should have an idea of where you want to study in New Zealand well before going there.
Be mindful of local cultures
In New Zealand, unless you’re a local with a little Maori blood in you, you should be aware of cultural appropriation. That is, anything the Maori consider sacred to their culture, you should probably leave behind or leave alone.
Take advantage of the scholarships
New Zealand universities—all eight of them—offer scholarships for people who want to study. Applications can be done through the web. Remember to follow the rules in applying for a scholarship to avoid any problems.
Just enjoy the culture
New Zealand has been famous for its cities as well as the many places to visit. While studying there, why not understand their culture and tradition as well? New Zealand is not only Christchurch—there’s also Hamilton, Tauranga, and Napier-Hastings.
Visiting another place to learn of the culture is always fun if you know what to bring or if you’re prepared. Visiting New Zealand? As always, learn to be mindful of the people around you, and you’re going to avoid running into all sorts of problems.