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WHAT IS STUDENT EXCHANGE?

In brief, a student exchange is a full cultural immersion experience whereby the student lives with a host family, attends a local school and participates in the local community of the host country. Students decide on the country and programme that is most suitable for them. NZIIU enables New Zealand high school students to participate in exchange programmes by arranging their placements, flights, visa, and insurance. Our thorough screening procedure ensure that selected students have the necessary skills and characteristics to have a successful exchange. We take safety very seriously and make sure we prepare our students carefully as well as provide ongoing support while they are away.

NZIIU/Language Perfect Scholarship winner goes to Japan for 1 year

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HOW MUCH DOES IT COST

You need to be able to cover the fee, airfare, visa costs in some countries, pocket money, travel to and from school, school lunches, some other costs depending on the country.
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WHO CAN GO?

Citizens and Permanent Residents of NZ aged 15-18 years old. You need to have regular passes in Achievement Standards. Very good passes help but you also need the right personal skills. 

Most countries are either English-speaking or require at least two years of continuous study before you can be accepted.
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FIND OUT IF YOU QUALIFY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP

NZIIU scholarships are granted on a needs-basis and is not competitive. We strongly advise that you apply early as funds are limited each year.

Scholarships range between $1000 and $3000 and is discussed at the interview stage of the application.

We also have Language Perfect Scholarships available each year and German scholarships. 
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WHAT YOU NEED TO DO BEFORE APPLYING

We highly recommend you do as much research as possible before applying. The thought of doing an exchange may be very exciting but there are a lot of things that need to be considered including your school work, finances, your ability to adapt and cope with changes and challenges. 
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APPLY NOW

Complete the initial application form online or download the PDF application form and email to exchange@nziiu.co.nz
 
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I had a wonderful experience in Japan. The organisation was perfect and my host families were superbly friendly. 
 
I didn’t have any trouble. quote2
 
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 Jake H, Japan
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If you’re not sure, you should go! It is the most amazing experience. 
 
It’s wonderful to develop your language skills, eat new foods and make great friends. quote2 testimonial
Olivia A, Germany
 
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This experience opened my eyes to the world. The people, culture, history, landscape and language all gave me a better understanding of France, 
no longer just a shape on a map or a setting in books. quote2 IMG 20141019 122801-318
Meileen H, France
 

Contact Us

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

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