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New Zealand Climate

New Zealand Climate

New Zealand is located in the South Pacific, southeast of Australia. The country is made up of the main islands, the large North Island and the smaller South Island. There are also numerous smaller islands that belong to the national territory of New Zealand, including Stewart Island in the south of South Island and the Chatham Islands in the southeast of North Island. Tourists come to New Zealand mainly because of the scenic beauties. Here you will find original rainforests,…

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New Zealand Landmarks

New Zealand Landmarks

New Zealand is an interesting country that has a large number of different sights to offer its tourists. One of the special places in New Zealand is Whangara. According to the country’s legend, the legendary Paikea on a whale is said to have reached New Zealand here. This story of the marae became known far beyond the country’s borders through the film Whale-Rider. You can still see props left over from the film here, such as the canoe or some…

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Traveling in New Zealand Part 2

Traveling in New Zealand Part 2

Bus: Bus transport in New Zealand is well organized and connections are well developed. However, if you only want to explore the country by bus, the journey can be a bit expensive and, above all, time-consuming. The largest bus company is InterCity. The company owns the subsidiary Newmans Coach Lines, which specializes in comfort and tourist travel. InterCity buses run on both the North and South Island, from Invercargill and Milford Sound in the south to Paihia and Kaitaia in…

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Traveling in New Zealand Part 1

Traveling in New Zealand Part 1

Airplane: for those who have little time to travel to the country, it is advisable to cover the distances between the individual travel destinations by air. New Zealand has a well-developed, wide network of domestic flights. The main provider is Air New Zealand. The company connects around 25 cities and destinations in the country. The Australian airline Quantas also operates numerous flight connections within New Zealand, especially between large cities such as Auckland, Wellington, Rotorua, Queenstown and Christchurch. Furthermore, numerous…

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New Zealand Geography

New Zealand Geography

New Zealand is a kingdom in the Commonwealth of Nations, headed by the Queen as Queen Elizabeth II of New Zealand as head of state. The island state is located in the southern Pacific Ocean and includes the North Island and the South Island of New Zealand. If New Zealand appears on the map as an appendage to Australia, it is completely isolated from this continent, which is made clear by the distance of about 1,600 kilometers between the two…

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VUW Review

VUW Review

I studied for a trimester 2009/2010 at Victoria University of Wellington (VUW, see ehuacom) in the program of the ‘self directed study’. On the one hand, this gave me a lot of personal responsibility, but with wonderful support, which was characterized by very personal and relaxed interaction with my supervisor and his ‘lab meeting group’. On the other hand, I could organize my time myself and decide when I do what. For six months I lived in Wellington in a…

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UOC Review

UOC Review

Preparation / decision I come from the French part of Switzerland and I study at the School of Economics in three languages ​​(French, German and English). One of the conditions to complete a trilingual Bachelor’s degree is to spend a semester abroad. Since my mother tongue is French and the most widely spoken language where I live is German, I decided to spend a semester abroad in New Zealand, and more precisely in Christchurch. MicroEDU was a precious help for…

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UC Review

UC Review

Preparation The idea of doing a semester abroad came to me relatively spontaneously, so I had no idea where to go and was then very grateful that I had the MicroEDU office in my city. The support was really great, I was able to clarify all questions and then I felt a lot safer because it was far away from home for me for the first time. UC University So I’ll go halfway around the world to New Zealand, unfortunately…

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New Zealand Education

New Zealand Education

Training Like the United States and Australia, New Zealand as an immigration country has regarded education as a royal path to success. Free schooling for everyone according to talent and regardless of social background has been a leading principle in school policy and a foundation for welfare policy since the 1930s. The country also has a tradition of popular education similar to the Scandinavian. From the mid-1980s, the system has become increasingly decentralized and to some extent adapted to a…

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