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New Zealand: Destination Guides

'Where to see the "real" New Zealand?' [VIDEO]

Learn about the ‘real’ New Zealand you won’t find in guide books

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Find out how you can discover the ‘real’ New Zealand as it’s experienced by locals. We spoke to Shannon from the University of Waikato, New Zealand, about how you can get to know a New Zealand you won’t find in tourist guides.


Watch the video below from our Google Hangout with the University of Waikato (there’s also a quick summary after the video).


  • Act Local — Find out how doing as the locals do can enrich your understanding of New Zealand
  • Share your experiences — Learn about how sharing your home experiences as an international student can help you engage with local students
  • Travel — Find out how you can discover New Zealand by travelling during semester  
  • Rugby — Learn the importance of rugby as a key New Zealand experience


Useful Links

Find out more about University of Waikato

Student living costs in New Zealand

Applying for a New Zealand student visa

Finding student accommodation in New Zealand

Applying to study in New Zealand

New Zealand's Education System....Simplified


Watch more clips from our Hangout with the University of Waikato:

'What is in the future for New Zealand education?'

'What is there to do for fun in New Zealand?'

'When do New Zealand universities conduct admissions interviews?

‘How to apply for financial aid in New Zealand?’

'What accommodation options are there in New Zealand for students?'

'How difficult is it to get a New Zealand student visa?'