New Zealand is an island country located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean comprising two main landmasses (the North Island and the South Island) and numerous smaller islands. It is Situated some 1500 kilometers in east of Australia and roughly 1000 kilometers south of the pacific island areas of New Caledonia, Fiji and Tonga. Wellington is the capital city, while most populous city is Auckland. The government system is a parliamentary democracy and a Commonwealth realm; the chief of state is the queen of the United Kingdom, and the head of government is the Prime Minister (Jacinda Ardern). It has a free market economy in which the prices of goods and services are determined in a free price system. Apart from being a member of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), New Zealand has strong socio-economic links with countries around the globe.
New Zealand offers a world-class education in a spectacular academic environment and has an excellent, centrally managed quality assurance system. The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) requires that institutions are registered to enroll international students and ensures compliance with qualifications standards. Education system of this nation is research based and mostly follows British education model. Its curriculum framework is ‘a student-centered pathway’ which means universities/colleges focuses on continuous learning progression and choice so that student progress every year and their learning at one level sets the foundation for the next steps. Maori land’s learning and teaching approach reflects its unique and diverse society, which welcomes learners with different abilities, religious beliefs, ethnic groups, income levels. Structure: Early childhood education (birth to school entry age), Primary and secondary education (5 to 19 years of age), Further education: Technical and vocational education and Higher education.
New Zealand is an attractive destination for international students and the country’s educational institutions are well regarded throughout the world, so it’s not surprising to see many young minds are willing to study in this beautiful place. Five New Zealand universities were ranked in the top 400 universities in the world by the 2013-2014 Times Higher Education World University Rankings. New Zealand has a high quality of amenities and research facilities for its students. It also provides a perfect mix of a modern cosmopolitan society that exists in perfect harmony. Along with the country’s outdoorsy lifestyle, one can see all kinds of natural landscaped ranging from snowcapped mountains and steaming volcanoes to rolling green hills, golden sandy beaches and lush rainforests. Studying in New Zealand provides every learner a golden chance to grow with its multi-cultural , vibrant and technically advance study environment making your stay a truly an all-encompassing and life changing experience.
Since the Maori people named New Zealand ‘Land of the Long White Cloud’, weather and climate has been of paramount importance to the people of New Zealand, many of whom make their living from the land. New Zealand weather lacks the extremes one that finds in most continental climates. Because New Zealand lies in the Southern Hemisphere, the average temperature decreases as you travel south. The north of New Zealand is subtropical and the south temperate. The warmest months are December, January and February, and the coldest June, July and August. In summer, the average maximum temperature ranges between 20-30ºC and in winter between 10-15ºC.