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New Zealand is one of the most popular tourism destinations in the world – so it’s no surprise that many international students choose to study here.
In 2016 alone, more than 131,000 international students studied in New Zealand, with the majority (63%) based in Auckland.
Whether they are here for six months or six years, these students bring diversity, culture, knowledge, and so much more to our Pacific nation.
We believe that international students make New Zealand a better place – here’s seven reasons why.In the Community, News | Leave a reply
Two ITC students recently attended the Discussing Tourism event in Auckland on 27 July.
Talei Halofaki and Justine Tai both received special invitations to attend the event after they were nominated by their tutor, Kirsten Leith, for their excellent standard of work and passion and enthusiasm for working in the tourism industry.
Kirsten accompanied the students to the event, which was held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in central Auckland.In the Community, News, Student success | Leave a reply
Hey, Disney World – are you ready for the awesomeness that’s coming your way?
14 talented ITC graduates have been accepted on the Disney Cultural Exchange Program, and 13 will arrive in Orlando in August (unfortunately one student cannot make it).
ITC graduates have been going to Disney World for many years, but this is the first time such a large group is going at once.
“It’s brilliant to see so many students taking up the opportunity to live and work at Disney World,” says ITC Employment Consultant Catherine Alder.In the Community, News, Student success |
New Zealand’s biggest travel and tourism trade event, TRENZ, kicks off in Auckland today – and ITC students are on-hand to make sure everything runs smoothly.
A group of 18 high-performing students have been chosen to assist as volunteers. They will support the presenters and attendees by:
- Helping the sellers set up their stands
- Manning key information areas such as coat check and food stalls
- Assisting with any last-minute errands or requests
ITC Account Manager Ceri Jenkins says volunteering at TRENZ is a great way for students to learn more about the exciting travel and tourism industry. (more…)Posted in In the Community, News | Tagged TRENZ 2017 | Leave a reply
Staff and students at the International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC) were recently inspired by the incredible story of Naresh Kumar from Freedom Seat. Naresh delivered a presentation at ITC’s City Campus in early April, where he spoke about his journey.
On January 16, Naresh set out to ride the length of New Zealand on a tandem bike named ‘Kindness’ to raise money for Tearfund, a not-for-profit leading the fight against human trafficking. He cycled from Cape Reinga to Bluff – an impressive 3,300 kilometres.In the Community, News | Leave a reply
Around 30,000 tourists are expected to arrive in New Zealand over the coming weeks to celebrate the Chinese New Year.
One of the most famous and ancient celebrations in the world, the Chinese New Year is a great opportunity to experience Chinese culture.
Here are five ways you can celebrate the Year of the Rooster in New Zealand in 2017.In the Community, News | Leave a reply
Thinking about moving to Auckland for your studies? Whether you’re from elsewhere in New Zealand or from overseas, you’ll love this beautiful, vibrant city and its friendly people.
Here’s 10 reasons why Auckland is an amazing place to study.In the Community | Leave a reply
December is a time for reflection and celebration; an opportunity to look back at the year that has been and raise a glass to the many milestones achieved along the way.
2016 has certainly been a big year for ITC. We’ve welcomed hundreds of new students, raised money for several charities, turned 20, and so much more.In the Community, News, Student success | Leave a reply
One of the best ways to learn about tourism in New Zealand (other than studying at ITC, of course!) is to get out there and experience the industry for yourself.
Here are six ways to be a tourist in your own backyard this summer.In the Community, News | Leave a reply
If you love helping people, you probably desire a meaningful career. Perhaps you’ve considered becoming a counsellor, teacher, social worker or nurse? Or maybe you dream of one day working for a charity?
These are all fantastic career choices for compassionate individuals, but you might want to add another option to your list of altruistic careers: travel and tourism.
According to a recent survey by the International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC), many respondents said the best thing about working in travel and tourism is helping others.
“I love helping people and interacting with them – knowing that I could help or assist someone with something makes me happy,” said one ITC graduate, Nadine Semuelu.In the Community, News, Student success, Travel and Tourism News | Leave a reply