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5 reasons to study tourism in New Zealand

Posted on 10/09/2019 by

Fiordland National Park, one of many stunning landscapes in New Zealand.

If you want to study tourism, New Zealand is the place to be – here’s five reasons why.

1. Tourism is New Zealand’s number one industry

The tourism industry is New Zealand’s number one export earner and a huge focus for the country. 

Everywhere you look, you’ll see tourism businesses, experiences, and infrastructure – making New Zealand an excellent training ground for all things tourism. 

The popularity of New Zealand as a tourism destination also means there’s an extremely high demand for skilled workers in the industry. There are plenty of opportunities to gain work experience and employment once you graduate. 

ITC works closely with the travel and tourism industry to ensure students have the necessary skills to be ‘work ready’ and to facilitate work experience and employment opportunities.

2. New Zealand society is welcoming and diverse

Kiwis are known for their warm sense of humour and kind hospitality. New Zealand society is open, fair, and diverse, and consistently ranks favourably in global reports.

Cities like Auckland are becoming more culturally diverse each year, attracting students and workers from all corners of the world.

What better place to study tourism than a country that’s welcoming and diverse? In New Zealand, you’ll meet people from all over the globe and get a taste for true ‘Kiwi hospitality’. 

At ITC, over 90% of our students are local, New Zealand students. And our international students come from over 16 different countries. 

3. New Zealand is a world-leader in education

New Zealand has a stellar, internationally-renowned education system, with esteemed qualifications that are recognised around the world. 

According to the Economist Intelligence Unit, New Zealand is the third best country in the world to prepare students for the future.

Why does New Zealand rank so highly? Because the country’s education system encourages practical, hands-on learning – in other words, real-world experience. 

The New Zealand teaching style also excels at teaching students to be creative and think critically and independently – all essential problem-solving skills in today’s changing world.

4. New Zealand offers an enviable lifestyle 

New Zealand is the world’s second most peaceful country, according to the Global Peace Index, 2018.

In addition to being a safe, peaceful place, New Zealand also offers a wonderful lifestyle close to beautiful nature. Whether you love arts and culture, the great outdoors, or delicious food, you’ll find all sorts of fun in New Zealand – both natural and manmade. 

5. New Zealand has excellent post-study work rights

If you want to study in a country where you can also start a career, New Zealand is a great option.

New Zealand offers fantastic post-study work rights – the best in the world, according to a study by the International Education Association of Australia (IEAA).

In New Zealand, if you study for two years you can work for one year post-study. Plus, you’re also able to do part-time work while you complete your qualification. 

Want to learn more about studying in beautiful, safe New Zealand? Get in touch today to learn how ITC can get your international tourism career off to a flying start. 

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