Hawke’s Bay is known as the ‘fruit bowl of New Zealand’. With its vast vineyards, orchards, and connection to the sea, Hawke’s Bay is a beautiful destination for an international student.
Accommodation for Prospective Students
For students who would like to experience living with a local family, a homestay is a great way to improve your English and find out more about New Zealand.
While public transport is available, students find most things in Hastings are within easy walking or cycling distance. Many students opt for the healthier option of cycling to college or work.
Currently there is strong demand in New Zealand for skilled labour. International students are a valuable source of skilled migrants with approximately one quarter of international tertiary student graduates eventually go onto become New Zealand residents.
Full details of visa and permit requirements, advice on rights to employment in New Zealand while studying, and reporting requirements are available through Immigration New Zealand, and can be viewed on their website at www.immigration.govt.nz.
Settlement Support is a network of people based in local communities who are available to assist migrants settle in NZ. They provide information, workshops and help with getting settled.