NZ, the world’s most peaceful country: 2010 Global Peace Index

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(Photo credit: Hapal) Many Languages International students have told me that one of the reasons they chose to study in New Zealand is that it is a safe and stable country. This year’s Global Peace Index agrees with them. New Zealand is listed as the world’s most peaceful country. The index looks at several dozen

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Albert Park

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Photo: Students in Albert Park. (This is Languages International’s ‘back yard’. The taller building is the University of Auckland Clock Tower.) One of many advantages of Languages International is that the buildings are located in Albert Park. I really like this scenery near our school. Anytime, we can sit on the grass or lie down

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Good and bad experiences of travel in NZ

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(Photo credit: Ruben Bos – Wild Dolphins in the Bay of Islands) There are so many awesome places where you can travel in NZ. I’ve been to the Bay of Islands, Rotorua, Taupo, Wellington, Waiheke Island and Rangitoto Island in the North Island. And I spent 2 weeks holidays travelling around the South Island in

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Languages International Student Playing in Auckland Concert

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Corinne playing in the Auckland Wind Orchestra An Auckland Wind Orchestra concert at the Aotea Chapel You may remember Corinne from a previous blog post. She is a Swiss student who has been studying English at Languages International since January this year. Soon after arriving, she joined the Auckland Wind Orchestra. On Sunday 30th of

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CNN Names Auckland 1 of 10 Best Cities

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Downtown Auckland – the circled buildings in the park are Languages International Auckland Auckland is one of the best cities in the world to live in says CNN. CNN used the aggregated information from annual surveys such as the Economist Intelligence Unit’s global livability report, Mercer’s quality of living index and Monocle’s most livable cities

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Colin Mathura-Jeffree’s Guide To New Zealand

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Here are some more great things to do and places to see in and around Auckland, Rotorua and Queenstown: Colin Mathura-Jeffree’s Guide To New Zealand. (Colin Mathura-Jeffree was one of the judges on the TV show, New Zealand’s Next Top Model) Day 1: Auckland and Piha Day 2: Waiheke Island Day 3: Rotorua Day 4:

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Make Friends While Practising your English

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Photo: Mission Bay by gewitterhexer Hello, I am French, and I come from Paris. I am at LI for 3 weeks to improve my English among students from around the world that have the same aim. Up to now, I have already experienced the Social Programme activities proposed by LI twice. In my first class

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Go Surfing in Raglan

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Photo: Surf Raglan by Bas Schonenberg Hello, On the last weekend, I was with friends in New Zealand‘s surfing paradise Raglan. Raglan is a small nice city on the west coast of New Zealand and only 2 hours away from Auckland. We rented a car by Jucy Car Rental (the cheapest and best company to

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