In your words

Hear from students already on an exchange with NZIIU.

Check out what some of our students have been up to on their adventures.

My time in Argentina

Alfie Duffy spent three months in Argentina and he wished he could have stayed longer. He never got homesick (although from time-to-time he did get a bit sick from all the rich food!). Read More >>

Life in Argentina

From abseiling to zooming through the Iguazo Forest on a flying fox, Steve Barnett’s trip to Argentina was one big adventure. Read More >>

A French winter

Oliver Baker arrived in France to negative temperatures and a light sprinkling of snow. His student exchange was filled with delicious food, skiing, and mastering his language skills. Read More >>

Christmas in France

Eleanor Rosemergy spent four months in France, which included a traditional French Christmas – complete with shrimps, oysters, shellfish, and of course, snails! Read More >>

My year in France

Sophia Le Lievre is studying for a year in France. So far, she has tasted rabbit, dipped her toes in the Mediterranean ocean, and visited Belgium. Read her blog to see what the next 6 months will bring. Read More >>

My Italian adventure

Pisa, pizza, and pretty Italian cities – Ebony loved Italy so much that she wished she had extended her exchange from five months to ten months. One thing is for sure: she’ll definitely be back. Read More >>

Spanish adventures

Kyra Forrest spent three months in Spain, the land of tortillas, siestas, and football matches! Read all about her Spanish adventures – including that one time she tried pig’s ears! Read More >>

Ola from Brazil!

Pizza in round boxes, avocados with sugar, and finishing school at midday – life is different in Brazil, but Jessica Emmerson loved every moment of her 9-month student exchange. Read More >>

Amy's China exchange

Amy Seo spent three months in China, where she quickly fell in love with the Chinese way of life (even though she missed Korean food!). Read More >>

Bonjour from France!

Katie went on a student exchange to France, where she enjoyed a traditional French Christmas and made great friends. She was sad to leave and couldn’t wait to come back and visit. Read More >>

Travels in Deutschland

Alisha Siraj went on student exchange to Germany, where she had the opportunity to experience a typical German Christmas. Apparently the celebrations lasted for three days! Read More >>

Christmas in Germany

Simran Sadler arrived in Germany just in time for Christmas. She discovered that holidays in Germany are full of fun, family, and food – similar to home, yet a new experience all the same! Read More >>

Hola from Spain

Kathy Hastle spent three months living and studying in Las Arenas, a suburb in the Spanish city of Bilbao. She made plenty of friends, sharpened her Spanish skills, and even visited France. Read More >>

My incredible Thai adventure

“Thailand is absolutely incredible. The country is beautiful, the people are very nice, and the food is exquisite.” It’s safe to say that Hamish loved his student exchange to Thailand! Read More >>

A Kiwi in The Netherlands

Andrew Spekreijse went on a student exchange to the Netherlands, where he discovered the Dutch way of life, made plenty of friends, and of course went on a lot of bike rides! Read More >>

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