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A non-profit, charitable trust


NZIIU is an incorporated non-profit, charitable trust approved by the Ministry of Education to promote international understanding through overseas student exchange. Our quality host family homestay programmes have been operating for over 20 years and in that time thousands of young people have experienced educational and cultural ex­changes between New Zealand and other countries.


Yasuko Nishiyama, NZIIU
Yasuko Nishiyama is the General Manager of NZIIU after starting as the Assistant General Manager of NZIIU in April 2008 then became the General Manager in 2010. She has worked in the New Zealand tourism industry since 1997.  In particular Yasuko has an affinity for the education sector of tourism and still enjoys it to this day.  She has travelled overseas widely and enjoys seeking new and exciting destinations so as to experience different cultures.


Sue Hooper, NZIIU
Sue Hooper is the NZIIU Programme Manager, based in Christchurch and responsible for the Inbound Long Term Exchange Programme in addition to short term groups placed in the South Island.  Sue is heavily involved in staff recruitment and training in Christchurch, Auckland and Hamilton. Sue has a vast background of experience gained from hosting students in her home and over 20 years of working for NZIIU.

Seiko Miyazaki, NZIIU
Seiko Miyazaki joined NZIIU in June 2010. She has the responsibility for managing all arrangements for FFP (full fee paying) students studying in New Zealand and is directly taking care of all FFP students in North Island.  She is very experienced in the tourism industry both in Japan and in New Zealand and has handled many educational tours. Seiko has enjoyed working as a student counselor and taking care of students.

David Koh, NZIIU
David Koh has worked as the Accountant for NZIIU for almost 10 years. He is a Provisional Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of New Zealand, based on his degree and his commercial and accounting experience. His wide-ranging job covers areas such as payments to our homestay families and to schools for the hire of facilities as well as the regular invoicing which is part of any such organisation.

Mari Gordon is the Outbound Exchange Coordinator for NZIIU and is responsible supporting kiwi high school students who have applied for an exchange abroad. Mari has a passion for working with youth as reflected in her past experience as an  ESOL teacher, youth activities coordinator and Youthline volunteer counsellor. She uses many of these skills in her current position, promoting NZIIU exchange programmes as the first choice for New Zealand students. 
Michelle Stickley, NZIIU
Michelle Kinraid  works alongside Sue Hooper in our Christchurch office. Michelle is primarily involved with both short term groups and inbound longer term exchange students, she is also responsible for printing all student workbooks and supporting our Auckland Office.  Michelle has a particular responsibility for supporting exchange students and host families based in Christchurch and has worked for NZIIU for 14 years in roles including ESOL tutor, Inbound Tour Coordinator and Regional Home Stay Manager.

Fumie Miyasaka, Miyasaka is a Study Tour Coordinator for NZIIU since May 2015. Fumie is responsible for organising short-term student programmes.
Previously Fumie has worked as an inbound tour coordinator and has experience in the tourism industry. She enjoys travelling, martial arts, and has tramped many Great Walks in New Zealand.

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Atsushi Yamauchi is a Study Tour Coordinator for NZIIU since May 2016. Atsushi is responsible for organising short-term student programmes. He is very experienced in the tourism industry both in Japan and New Zealand and has handled many education tours. He enjoys travelling, playing tennis and trekking. 
Marty Marty Blayney looks after the travel arrangements and visa application process for exchange students going overseas, and also helps managing international students studying at New Zealand high schools. Marty joined the NZIIU staff in May 2016. He has experience as an ESOL teacher in New Zealand, and previously lived in Hokkaido, Japan, for two years.

Contact Us

(Head Office)
8 Manukau Rd
PO Box 99229 Newmarket, Auckland 1149
P: 09 520 6980, 0800 924 264
F: 09 520 6981
26 Pohutukawa Crescent
Tumara Park 
Christchurch 8083
P: 03 354 9323 or 0800 694 486

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