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New Zealand: Once you arrive

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

Learn about fun things to do when studying in New Zealand

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Find out what fun things there are to do in New Zealand when you aren’t studying. We spoke to Alexandra from the University of Waikato, New Zealand, about fun ways for international students to discover New Zealand and make some new friends.


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


  • Adventure — Learn how international students take advantage of New Zealand’s outdoor, adventure sports culture
  • Organised — Learn about day trips and programmes for international students organised by the university
  • Natural (famous) landscape — Find out how international students engage with New Zealand’s natural landscape, including a few famous sites you might recognise from films
  • Clubs — Learn how on-campus clubs can help you make friends


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