New Zealand is a great place to learn English

New Zealand is…

  • about the same size as Great Britain or Japan with a population of about 5 million
  • a safe, peaceful and politically stable country
  • famous for its warm, friendly people

New Zealand offers you…

  • a great place to study English
  • an excellent quality of life
  • a safe and relaxing place to travel
  • spectacular and beautiful scenery, perfect for sightseeing and trekking
  • a huge variety of adventure sports
  • the opportunity to experience Maori culture

Cost of Living

The 2022 Mercer Worldwide Cost of Living Survey ranked NZ’s largest city, Auckland, 95th out of the cities surveyed (1 = most expensive). For prices of some things you might buy in NZ, see here: cost of living.


If you are studying for less than 3 months you might not need a visa. Check the visa waiver list on the Immigration New Zealand website to see if you will need a visa for a course of less than 12 weeks.

Generally, if you are studying more than 3 months, you will require a student visa. See the Immigration New Zealand website for more details concerning your country.

Auckland’s Climate

Season Spring Summer Autumn Winter
Sep – Nov Dec – Feb Mar – May Jun – Aug
daily max / min
18 °C / 11 °C 24 °C / 12 °C 20 °C / 13 °C 15 °C / 9 °C
Rain days 12 8 11 15

Further Information

A good source of information about New Zealand is

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