Why study in New Zealand?
When I first decided to have a working holiday in New Zealand, I thought that it would just be a gap year for me. After that, I would have to to go back to reality.
But I wanted to enhance my knowledge base and skill set in marketing and sales, so why not going back to studying? Why not further my education in New Zealand? So what happened next? I am now an international student in New Zealand, studying a Graduate Diploma of Sales and Marketing at Ara Institute of Canterbury.
Studying in New Zealand is very different from studying in China. Tertiary students here have more time studying by themselves and reading the recommended materials after class. In addition, group assignments, presentations, essays and reports, are the main forms of assessment. International students may need to take more time getting into study mode here and allow for time to catch up with the courses at the beginning. Last but not least, the learning support and the student support services are very useful for international students. They provide tutorials, mentoring and study tips for students who need help. Don’t be shy to ask questions and ask for help!
To be honest, I am always thankful that I decided to have a gap year and to then become an international student in New Zealand. These unforgettable memories will always be with me and will always remind me of how much I love this country.
Please enjoy the life and seize the days. And remember, the best is yet to come!