Queenstown is world famous for being New Zealand’s premier tourist and lifestyle resort, and is a leading student destination with an innovative, vibrant and professional study environment.
The spectacular scenery and world class activities and attractions allow for a balanced lifestyle while living in Queenstown. Popular adventure activities include bungy jumping, jet boating, sky-diving and white water rafting. For the less adventurous there are plenty of shops, art galleries, vineyards and gardens to visit. Queenstown is also home to six premier golf courses all located within 45 minutes’ drive of the town centre.
Queenstown is very cosmopolitan and is home to people from over 50 countries throughout Europe, Asia, Oceania and the Americas.
With this diverse population comes a rich tapestry of culture and dining opportunities.
Featuring a range of affordable accommodation options for you and your family, including rental properties, student dorms and home stay, Queenstown and the lakes district offer a lifestyle and quality of living second to none.
With a commitment to high capital and infrastructural investment and with high projected capital growth Queenstown is also an ideal market to invest in real estate.
(or private board)
With a homestay you live with a Queenstown family in their home, usually in a fully furnished room of your own. They’ll provide you with meals and help you to settle in to day-to-day life in New Zealand. A homestay is a great way to get to know some friendly New Zealanders, develop your English skills and get a close-up look at Queenstown’s way of life and culture.
Accessible by public transport to the campus, halls of residence offer fully furnished single or share rooms with a shared dining hall, lounge and laundry.
Meals are often included and you’ll find a lively programme of social activities. Some of the institutions also provide private hostels that run in a similar way, and some have self-contained apartments (which we call ‘flats’).
(or independent ‘flatting’)
Flats range from one-bedroom apartments to four or five bedroom homes, and can be found in most Queenstown suburbs. Most suburbs are accessible by public transport, and flats include basic equipment such as an oven, dishwasher, washing machine and clothes dryer. You and your flatmates will share the cost of rent and usually the phone and energy bills.
When students come to study in New Zealand, education providers have an important responsibility to ensure that those students are well informed, safe and properly cared for.
To support this, the New Zealand government has developed a Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students (the Code).
The Code is a document that provides a framework for service delivery by education providers and their agents to international students.
It sets out minimum standards of advice and care that can be expected and provides a procedure that students can follow if they have concerns about the treatment they receive from their education provider or agent of a provider.
All education providers which enrol international students must be signatories to the Code.
The Code sets standards for education providers to ensure that: