New markets draw students back to classes

December 2, 2008

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND–Overseas student numbers may be up in the past three months, but this is because the export education industry has found new markets – and not because students from traditional markets are flocking back. New Zealand’s “pure” image has also been credited for an influx of international students coming here to study natural therapy. full story
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International Students Being Wooed Back to NZ

December 1, 2008

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND–New Zealand’s international student industry has been battered by fierce global competition, losing more than a third of its foreign student population over the past three years. But smart marketing strategies and the lower New Zealand dollar are luring overseas students back. Compared to offshore competititors, New Zealand is a world full story
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NZ Sees Solid Growth in International Students

November 24, 2008

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND–In an atmosphere of almost unanimously bad financial news, New Zealand’s education exporters have something to celebrate. An analysis of the numbers of overseas students coming to New Zealand over full story
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Student life assessed in NZ

October 16, 2008

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND–Three-quarters of international students (72 per cent) are satisfied with life in New Zealand, but they have a clear desire to mix more readily and easily with native New Zealanders. Teaching quality is rated the best in the English language teaching/private sector and two-thirds of students are planning on permanent residence in the country. full story

Not so lost in translation

October 10, 2008

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND–Bridging the gap between cultures and language has been made a little easier at Baverstock Oaks Primary School, with the addition of two new English language assistant teachers. The primary is one of the first in New Zealand to adopt specialist language aids to help the more than 165 of 800 students that are English as a second language learners. full story

Most Overseas Students Complaints Are About Private Trainers

October 7, 2008

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND–Complaints about private training outlets dominate those received by New Zealand’s International Education Appeal Authority from foreign students. The IEAA has had a code of practice for the pastoral care of international students in New Zealand since October 2002. From then to the end of 2007 it received 346 complaints from students, with 211 relating to private training establishments. full story