Homestay: the best way to experience New Zealand life

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What is it like to stay in a New Zealand homestay? Anna and Vladimir from Russia sent us this message about their experience… “There is no better way to get some impression what life is really like in New Zealand than through staying with the hosts at homestay. My husband and I visited Auckland at

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Daulet from Globus Education Kazakhstan at Languages International

“What I received while in New Zealand was magnificent and time well spent”

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Our friend and partner, Daulet from Globus Education Kazakhstan, has just visited Languages International and stayed with one of our homestays.  Here is his feedback. Globus Education Kazakhstan has been working in partnership with Languages International since 2006 and considers them one of the main partners within New Zealand. Our students give us positive feedback regarding their experience

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Languages International Shortlisted for Star Award for 7th Time

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Languages International is delighted to have received its 7th Star Award short-listing for the Study Travel Magazine (STM) Star Award in the Southern Hemisphere category. Thank you very much to our partners for your ongoing support and for voting for us again this year! Every year, language travel consultants around the world vote for their “Star” school

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Auckland – the perfect mix of city, nature, and good people

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Auckland is definitely one of the best cities that I’ve ever been to and I’m enjoying every minute of it! For me is the perfect mix of urban city, nature, and good people. Auckland is a beautiful city in the North Island of New Zealand. It’s the most populated urban area in this country, and

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3 Reasons You Should Go to Great Barrier Island

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I went to Great Barrier Island last weekend. I really recommend going there for three reasons. First of all, it takes four hours from Auckland by ferry.  If you choose to go by plane, it takes just 30 minutes to get there. While you are on the ferry, you can see many dolphins. They are

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Auckland Zoo

See a Kiwi at the Auckland Zoo

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I went to the Auckland Zoo to see a Kiwi after class last week.  It took about 30 minutes to get there from town by bus. I looked for the Kiwi’s enclosure and ran there as soon as I arrived at the gate of the Zoo. Closing time was five thirty PM. That’s why I didn’t have

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Fresh Thai Condiments at a Roadside Café in Bangkok

How to Cook Thai Food at Home in Auckland

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If you are a person who likes eating spicy food, this article will show you how to cook basic modern Thai food from six main ingredients, together with cooking some rice in a pot. Supermarkets for buying ingredients Usually, most Asian people buy food and sauces at an Asian supermarket. There are two Asian supermarkets

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Victor Francey Taekwondo Champion

Swiss Student Wins New Zealand National Taekwondo Championship

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English and Taekwondo in New Zealand make a great combination. Just ask our champion, Victor Francey! When you study English in New Zealand, there are lots of things you can do outside class to enjoy your hobbies, interests and passions.  For example, our students have joined rugby clubs and orchestras. They’ve volunteered to help the

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New Work Rights on Student Visas in New Zealand

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Work in New Zealand while you study. New Zealand’s Minister of Immigration has just announced changes that will give work rights to more of Languages International’s students. From December 2013 students granted a Student Visa for a course starting in 2014 will be able to work for up to 20 hours per week if: they are studying in a

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