5 factors you might miss out when choosing to study abroad in New Zealand

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study abroad in new zealand: Hobbiton

The Hobbiton Movie Set, in Waikato, New Zealand is portrayed as the peaceful Shire region in The Hobbit Trilogy

The kiwi land is certainly a beautiful country and has stunning sceneries all over. It is a gorgeous country as documented by the various Hollywood, Bollywood and many other films that have been shot there. But, here are 5 factors you might miss out if you choose to study abroad in New Zealand.

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study abroad in new zealand: Economy

Economy of New Zealand

The primary factor that comes to mind is the economy of this nation. Although gorgeous as a country, used for shooting films in several languages produced in various parts of the world, this country does not offer much in terms of a thriving economy. The nation’s economy mostly depends on tourism and does not offer other opportunities in pursuing skills in various fields of knowledge which might become challenging if you study abroad in New Zealand.

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Population

One of the factors you might miss out when choosing to study abroad in New Zealand is the diversity of its population.The majority of the population in this country is home grown white European based crowd or the few Maori locals who’ve been the original inhabitants of the land. One might occasionally come across Indians and Chinese when it comes to foreigners in the commercial capital of the country, Auckland. Apart from them, you rarely come across other foreign nationals. But the natives are welcoming, loving and this less diversity of population might not be a major problem.

 

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Food

The other factor to consider when you are planning to study abroad in New Zealand is food. The foriegn students would have to stick mostly to Kiwi cuisine due to the limited food options in New Zealand. The country is situated far away from every other major nation on the planet, making it difficut to acquire cooking ingredients for students who would like to explore their hands in culinary skills. Though the local food is delicious and yummy, you are bound to miss the tastes you have grown-up with. If studying in this country is your dream, then this should not be a major factor stopping you from living it.

 

study abroad in new zealand: New Zealand Food

 

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Time and weather

Getting used to the time difference is a big challenge for most students who’d like to study here. This island nation is based in the southern hemisphere whereas most nations are up north which causes the weather to change completely from what they’re used to. Up north, summers are usually between the months of April and July and winters are between the months of October and February but here the weather cycle acts exactly the opposite way and interchanges seasonal timings. But the winters are mild around 10ºC and summers are warm around 25ºC making it a temperate climate and adaptable to the students.

 

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Area

New Zealand is a small island nation and the opportunity to travel around to other countries is very little, as it is far away from other countries. The only other country which you could fly to, is Australia, which isn’t a particularly exciting prospect, as few incidents of racism have been reported earlier. 23 incidents which involved “racial overtones” like “anti-Indian” remarks were reported by the Overseas Indian Affairs Ministry in Australia in 2009. However, multiple surveys of international students in 2009-10 found that the majority of Indian students felt safe in Australia. Therefore, students usually travel within the country which is tiny, yet gorgeous and has plenty of mountains and beaches to explore. 

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I hope this article gave you an idea on the factors to consider, if you are planning to study abroad in New Zealand. If you are interested in studying in New Zealand, you can find the scholarship details for Bachelors, Masters, Ph.D., Post Doc Here.

Credits: Chaitanya Akula shares us his experiences on living and studying in New Zealand while pursuing his bachelor’s in Film studies in Wellington.

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If you have any experiences of studying in New Zealand, you can share with us below in the comments section.

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3 thoughts on “5 factors you might miss out when choosing to study abroad in New Zealand

  1. The best reason that was cited in this article is that the economy is bad, but then again it also means your money might go further, particularly as a student. This article was both poorly researched and needs further editing. It was also kind of insulting to people from New Zealand. Additionally if you are missing your food from home that much and are incapable of adjusting to the idea of different time zones and different weather patterns, perhaps studying abroad is not for you.

  2. This article was both poorly researched and needs further editing (e.g. this sentence: ‘there are way better countries as options to opt for’). It does not merit the hashtag Journalism much less SeriousJournalism. The best reason that was cited in this article was the struggling economy, but then again it also means your money might go further, particularly as a student. It was also kind of insulting to people from New Zealand and included vague sentences such as ‘few incidents of racism have been reported earlier.’ When? what? If you are going to make a comment about Australia having racist elements (which it may indeed) perhaps back it up with something more substantial. A more thorough article on the merits and disadvantages of studying in New Zealand would have been more useful. Additionally if you are missing your food from home that much and are incapable of adjusting to the idea of different time zones and different weather patterns, perhaps studying abroad is not for you.

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