Study abroad programs - tours of New Zealand
Study abroad programs - tours of New Zealand
23 August 2018

New Zealand ranks at around number 20 in the world as a Study Abroad destination for US college students, and many of those who have been to New Zealand would probably like to keep it as one of their best kept secrets as they bring their students back year after year for the trip of a lifetime.

New Zealand was rated the third most beautiful country in the world in 2017 by Business Insider UK behind only Canada and Scotland. One Rough Guides reader defines the magic of New Zealand's varied sites that earn the country third place in the list by its "rolling green hills, majestic mountains, breath-taking fjords and amazing diversity of landscape from one island to the next".

New Zealand Educational Tours (NZET), has been facilitating Study Abroad tours of New Zealand for a number of major US colleges and universities, as well as alumni groups, for over a decade. NZET is New Zealand’s no 1 youth tour operator and has extensive experience and connections to create quality educational tours for Study Abroad Programs wanting a curriculum, special interest or cultural-exchange based group tour in New Zealand.

They have contacts for volunteer work, conservation, healthcare, the arts, Maori culture, sport and education. They also cater for Alumni groups.

NZET are experts in designing the best itinerary for your needs and budget, the team at NZET can take care of everything from accommodation, transport and activity bookings, facilitation and even the risk management paperwork.

Study abroad programs in the USA have been an integral part of college students’ wider cultural education since being developed in the 1920’s by the University of Delaware. Since then, numbers of students heading overseas for either a short term tour, a term, a semester, or even a full academic year have been on the increase and now comprise about 1% of the undergraduate student body.

New Zealand has been hosting overseas students since 1950’s as part of the Colombo plan which was set up to provide international co-operation between the Commonwealth and South East Asian developing nations. International education has now become New Zealand’s 5th largest export earner.

Educational tourism is a spinoff from the booming international education sector with more and more international student groups showing an interested in traveling to the most far flung nation in the South Pacific  - New Zealand. Why would you travel to the country hosting the southernmost capital city in the world without having a look around? The answer is – You wouldn’t!


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