21 December 2021 at 1:57 pm
Summer down under
Education New Zealand is helping international students to stay well, stay connected and have a great summer in New Zealand.
With COVID-19 pandemic restrictions on international travel in force, many students are choosing to stay in New Zealand over summer rather than go home because in most cases, they will not be able to return for the start of the 2022 academic year.
ENZ’s Director of Student Experience and Global Citizens, Sahinde Pala, says it will be the second unexpected summer in New Zealand for many students.
“Those international students who are still here have shown amazing resilience. We know how hard it can be to be separated from loved ones at home for so long.
“But the early results from our research suggest they have remained remarkably positive about the overall New Zealand experience, despite the challenges.”
ENZ is supporting students again this summer with information and resources on health and wellbeing, exploring the country and building their work skills.
The Summer in New Zealand section of the NauMai NZ website for international students offers information, advice and links to expert resources. These include a webinar featuring careers expert Andrew Tui to give them practical tips on how to build their professional and personal skills.
“ENZ would like to acknowledge all the work the people in the international education sector are doing to support their students over the summer, and we invite you to share our resources with your networks.
“We wish everyone a summer in New Zealand that is safe and restful,” Ms Pala says.