Manuel is studying at Languages International Auckland. He has kindly written some advice to help new students get settled in during their first few days in Auckland:

Hey! Did you have a good flight to New Zealand? And in your homestay family, is everything OK? I hope so.

OK, the first two things that you have to do are buy a SIM card from a Vodafone shop for your mobile, and get a monthly bus pass. Now, you should go downtown and walk around. You can see Queen Street, the port, the Sky Tower and many other landmarks.

If you have time, catch the ferry and go to Devonport for a short walk. On the ferry you have a great view of the Auckland skyline, which you can also get from Devonport.

Also go on some of the school Social Programme trips.

I think this is a good program for the first week. Enjoy it and have a good time.

See you!

Story contributed by Manuel, from Alex’s Morning Intermediate class
Photo by Michelle