Bridge International College

Bridge International College

Student Life

STUDENT LIFE

LIFE IN NEW ZEALAND

New Zealand is a stunning country with a multicultural population of over 5 million people. The nation has a thriving cultural scene, with a diverse population of Europeans, Māori, Pacific Island, Asians, and others.

The people of New Zealand, commonly known as Kiwis, are known for their friendly and laid-back nature. They enjoy meeting individuals from various cultures and embody the essence of manaakitanga, which is hospitality.

New Zealand is an English-speaking country with a British heritage, but it doesn’t have the regional accents and dialects of Britain or the USA. New Zealand English spelling and grammar are almost identical to the British with some vocabulary similarities to that of the United States. One of the things that enriches the vocabulary of New Zealand English different from other varieties of English is its incorporation of words from Māori, especially for flora, fauna and natural and cultural features. Our education system is highly respected worldwide. If you’re looking for a safe country to study in and meet friendly people, New Zealand is the perfect option for you.

New Zealand is also unpolluted and nuclear-free. And even the world-famous national parks have no dangerous animals or insects. New Zealand’s great outdoors are clean, green and unspoiled. Uniquely blessed with some of the most beautiful beaches, harbours, mountains, fields, forests and lakes in the world, New Zealand is ready to be explored. Travelling to these destinations is fast and easy, just one hour by air, 100% Pure New Zealand is our recommended link for more information on visiting New Zealand (the site is available in English, Chinese, German, Japanese and Korean).

New Zealand is known for exporting products like fish, meat, fruits, dairy products, wine and timber. The country is also leading in areas like information technology and biological and medical research. New Zealand is also gaining popularity in areas such as tourism and education. All in all, New Zealand is a great place to STUDY, WORK, and LIVE.

STUDENT LIFE

LIFE IN NEW ZEALAND

New Zealand’s unit of currency is the dollar (NZD$), often called the ‘Kiwi’, as the $1 coin depicts the kiwi bird that New Zealand is often associated with. Residents and tourists get a fairly good exchange rate and this further gives them high purchasing power.

The New Zealand Dollar has consistently been one of the top 10 most-traded currencies in the world.

With a patchwork history of Māori, European, Pacific Island and Asian influences, New Zealand is a melting pot of cultures. People from different countries can reside here and maintain their culture and religion as New Zealand law guarantees the freedom of worship.

New Zealanders share a set of values that arise from Māori cultural influences, early pioneering spirit, and a love of sports and the outdoors.

As members of a unique and multicultural society, many Kiwis have wholeheartedly embraced urban living, café culture and an appreciation for new culinary tastes, fashion and the arts. Kiwis are as likely to visit an Asian restaurant or modern art gallery as they are to attend a local rugby game.

New Zealand has a modern and forefront transportation system. When a student or tourist arrives, they can easily hire a cab/rideshare service or use the rail and bus services. There are regular flights to different cities from the major airports. The air, rail, and bus fares are considerably affordable.

In cities like Auckland, using public transport such as bus, train and ferry is an easy, safe and affordable way to get around. Transport is well integrated with the infrastructure and supports the use of sustainable transport activities; walking, cycling, scooting, etc.

Auckland is considered the education hub of New Zealand, with internationally acclaimed universities, research centres, top secondary schools, and a legion of world-class language schools. Auckland region alone has about 50% of total international students that reside in New Zealand.

New Zealand’s diverse and modern economy features a wide range of business sectors – many with strengths and advantages found nowhere else in the world – Besides the prosperous primary industries, many other sectors are thriving such as education, transportation, food and beverage, renewable energy, tech and innovation, tourism and logistics.

Only the Auckland region attracted more than $300 million in overseas investment in the past few years, most of the jobs in the creative, business, and tech sectors can be found here. Auckland has a robust infrastructure that easily caters the current and future business needs.

STUDENT LIFE

LIFE IN AUCKLAND

Bridge International College is located in Auckland City. Auckland is New Zealand’s biggest and most diverse city, with a population of approximately 1.5 million people.

Living in Auckland, you are never more than 20 minutes away from one of the many beautiful beaches. ICL Education campus is located right in the heart of it all in the central CBD. Buses, trains and ferries are a short walk from the campus, making it easy to explore the city. You’ll never be stuck for things to do while in Auckland. The City Centre is by the amazing waterfront with thousands of boats which is why Auckland is called ‘The City of Sails’. Auckland has more boats per capita than any other city in the world!

Auckland is the commercial heart of New Zealand, with a wide range of shops, restaurants and entertainment venues. In the Mercer Quality of Living City Ranking 2023, Auckland claims third place, emphasising its exceptional quality of living. The city provides residents with a high standard of living, robust healthcare, and a dynamic cultural scene. The Auckland City offers a good insight into all the things you can do in our wonderful city, on any budget. School staff will be happy to help you with your travelling plans.

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