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Posted on 02/08/2016 by
ITC is now accepting applications for its 2017 scholarships.

ITC is now accepting applications for its 2017 scholarships.

Applications for the 2017 ITC Scholarships are now open! You can now apply to receive funding for your studies at ITC in 2017.

All you need to do is ‘Tell Us Your Story’. Send us a letter, blog post, video, comic strip – anything that gives us an insight into who you are, why you’re passionate about travel and tourism, and why you want to study at ITC. You can find all the application guidelines, as well as entries from previous winners, right here.

Why apply?

You may be wondering – “Am I good enough?”, “Is it worth the effort?”, “What’s the point?”

Every year, we are blown away by the amazing scholarship entries we receive. And although we can’t award a scholarship to everyone, we promise you: every single entry is worth the effort. We love learning about your unique stories.

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Highlights from Global Wednesday 2016

Posted on 26/07/2016 by
Global Wednesday 2016 was a day full of fun, food, and friendship.

Global Wednesday 2016 was a day full of fun, food, and friendship.

Every year the International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC) celebrates cultural diversity with a fun student event called ‘Global Wednesday’.

Students are put into groups, and each group is assigned a different country from around the world. They are then tasked with teaching their fellow students about this culture through preparing traditional meals, wearing authentic costumes, and delivering presentations.

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Behind the scenes at ITC

Posted on 19/07/2016 by
What is ITC really like? Find out by watching the below video, or visit the College on an Open Day!

What is ITC really like? Find out by watching the below video, or visit the College on an Open Day!

Ever wondered what it’s really like to study at ITC? Well, now you can take a sneak peek!

Check out the below video to see our classrooms and hear from our students.

Or, even better, visit us in person! We have Open Days every few weeks (here’s a list of dates), and our next one is this Thursday (July 21). Pop in for a campus tour and to chat to our friendly staff. We’d love to meet you!

Transcript

“The reason why I chose ITC is because of the amazing supportive environment that you get here. It’s completely different from the university environment.”

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Date announced for 2016 Graduation Ceremony

Posted on 28/06/2016 by
Smiling students with their certificates from last years Graduation Ceremony.

Proud ITC graduates with their certificates from last year’s Graduation Ceremony.

It’s that time of the year again – graduation time! The date has been set for ITC Graduation 2016.

Date: Friday August 5
Time: 7.00pm to 10.00pm
Location: The Great Room, The Langham Hotel

The theme for this year is ‘1920s’ – a throwback to the Great Gatsby era (think flappers, feather boas and intricate head bands). However, the 1920’s theme has an even deeper meaning – this year, ITC is celebrating its 20th birthday.

“2016 is a big year for ITC. It marks 20 years since the College opened its doors and started educating students about aviation, travel and tourism. Graduation is always a special event, but this year will be extra special,” says Managing Director Kerry Priestley.

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How to achieve your dreams – according to ITC graduate Charlotte Roberts-Swain

Posted on 14/06/2016 by
From working on superyachts to working at Disney World, ITC graduate Charlotte Roberts-Swain is an inspiration to budding tourism students.

An inspiration to her peers, ITC graduate Charlotte Roberts-Swain loves travelling and working in tourism.

Charlotte Roberts-Swain knows a thing or two about turning dreams into reality. Since graduating from ITC in December 2014, she’s worked on superyachts and at Disney World – and this is just the beginning of her exciting tourism career.

She’s currently travelling in Indonesia, but she generously took some time to write to us about her experience so far. Below she shares some advice for people looking to follow in her footsteps.

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ITC raises $176 for RSA with ANZAC Day bake sale

Posted on 03/05/2016 by
ITC Tutorial Team Leader Rob and Senior Tutor Jacques get into the ANZAC Day spirit.

ITC Tutorial Team Leader Rob (left) and Senior Tutor Jacques get into the ANZAC Day spirit.

The International Travel College has a longstanding tradition of holding charitable events to raise money for great causes, and this year’s ANZAC Day was no exception.

Students at the City Campus rallied together to bake an array of delightful treats for a bake sale, with all profits donated to the Returned Services Association (RSA).

The delicious baking was simply too good to resist – everyone shopped up a storm and a total of $176.00 was raised at ITC’s City Campus. An amazing effort!

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International student profile: Delbaere “Dhie” Bangcado

Posted on 26/04/2016 by
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Bright, bubbly and full of life – Delbaere Bangcado chose to study tourism in New Zealand so she could overcome her fear of heights. Her inspiring story is a must-read for anyone looking to pursue a career in travel and tourism.

Delbaere Bangcado is an ITC international student from the Philippines. She loves studying in New Zealand and dreams of one day becoming a flight attendant. We caught up with her to learn about what life is like as an international student at ITC. She shares her story, as well as some words of wisdom for other international students looking to study in Auckland. 

What inspired you to move to New Zealand to study at ITC?

New Zealand is the adventure capital of the world, and I have a lot of fear regarding certain ‘adventures’ – specifically anything to do with heights! To achieve my dream (of becoming a flight attendant), I knew I would have to conquer my fear… and where better than New Zealand where I can actually enjoy overcoming it? I researched a lot of New Zealand schools online, however ITC’s marketing strategy was the best I had ever seen. Not to mention, it has an awesome Airport Training Centre. For me, ITC is by far the best option!

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Three reasons why studying tourism in New Zealand is amazing

Posted on 19/04/2016 by
New Zealand is one of the best places in the world to study tourism, thanks to its stunning natural landscapes, friendly people and amazing culture.

New Zealand is one of the best places in the world to study tourism, thanks to its stunning natural landscapes, friendly people and amazing culture.

Did you hear the great news last week? New Zealand was once again voted the best country in the world by the UK’s Telegraph publication. This is the fourth time we’ve been awarded this prestigious accolade.

To celebrate this epic win, we’ve put together 3 reasons why studying tourism in New Zealand is amazing. If you’re thinking about pursuing a career in tourism, there’s really no better location than Aotearoa. Here’s why.

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Five reasons why you should study travel and tourism – according to ITC graduates

Posted on 08/03/2016 by
Thinking about a career in travel and tourism? Read on for five reasons why this is a great career choice!

Thinking about a career in travel and tourism? Read on for five reasons why this is a great career choice!

The New Zealand tourism industry is growing at a phenomenal pace. Everywhere you look new hotels and convention centres are being built, tourist attractions are popping up, international flight paths are being scheduled and visitor numbers are breaking records.

All of this makes 2016 a great year to study travel and tourism – but, of course, you’d expect us to say that!

The people you really want to hear from are the ITC graduates – the ones who have studied tourism and seen for themselves the doors it can open.

Without further ado, here’s five reasons why you should pursue this exciting career path, straight from the mouths of recent graduates.

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Another ITC student scores highest marks in NZ for IATA exam

Posted on 23/02/2016 by
ITC tutor Steve Burke and high achiever Danielle Barham with her IATA certificate

ITC tutor Steve Burke is pictured with high achiever Danielle Barham, who scored the highest marks in New Zealand for her IATA Foundation exam.

Danielle Barham is the latest ITC student to score the highest marks in New Zealand for the challenging IATA exam. She follows in the footsteps of ITC graduates Anastasiya Kolchunova and Hayley Miles, who both scored top marks in previous years.

IATA – the International Air Transport Association – is a global trade association for approximately 260 airlines. The highly regarded IATA Foundation course covers topics such as international airfare calculations, aspects of running a travel business, world geography, international rail, cruises, tours, hotels and international travel regulations. It also covers booking systems such as Amadeus and Galileo.

To score top marks in this exam – which takes three hours to complete and is marked by IATA in Montreal – is a huge achievement.

“It is fantastic that Danielle has achieved so highly in a subject which is quite tricky to learn,” says ITC’s Head of Academic Services Tessa Henwood.

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