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Find out why ITC is so popular with Tahitian students!

Posted on 10/04/2024 by

ITC’s Daniel Maine is a true jet setter, and has recently visited Tahiti to speak to local students about studying in Aotearoa with us.

Daniel Maine began working with ITC back in 2016 as a short course tutor. In 2021, he was one of the first Kiwis to visit Rarotonga in the two-way travel bubble. And now, he’s taking a trip to Tahiti to chat with local students about the option of studying at ITC in New Zealand!

We had a quick catch up with Daniel about working with international students, why ITC is such a popular choice, and about his advice for any overseas students considering New Zealand for their studies.


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ITC delivers fantastic one-day International Exchange Program for Hong Kong students

Posted on 26/07/2023 by

Students from Methodist College in Hong Kong recently joined us for a one-day International Exchange Program.

Earlier this month, ITC welcomed a group of students from Methodist College in Hong Kong for a one-day International Exchange Program.

Students were able to experience tertiary life for a day at our Auckland Campus.  This program was developed specifically for international exchange students, and was designed to give them a good insight into what it might be like to study travel and tourism – and ultimately begin a rewarding lifelong career in the industry.

Here’s a little more about how the day panned out, and the feedback we received!


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Meet the international student who arrived in NZ alone and anxious, and is now Head of Operations in her dream job!

Posted on 09/11/2022 by

Lesly Dihayco graduated from ITC over a decade ago, and is now working in her dream job.

Lesly Dihayco was an international student at ITC over a decade ago. She arrived in New Zealand not knowing anyone, and not really knowing what she wanted to do.

ITC helped with both problems immediately!

One of our friendly team members was at the airport to welcome her to Aotearoa and ITC, and our fantastic courses quickly gave her the insight she needed to choose and chase a career. She decided on working in travel agencies, and her career since then has been an impressive journey that has landed her in her dream job (as Head of Operations, no less).

As usual, it’s a tale best heard in her own words:


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ITC to host an ECC Japanese College in September

Posted on 27/07/2022 by

ITC is looking forward to hosting students from an ECC Japanese college in September.

ITC is proud of our connections. We stay in touch with students and support them long after they graduate, we have a number of contacts in leading tourism and travel providers around the country, and importantly, we also maintain contacts with related companies overseas.

One of those contacts is Gina & Partners, an agency that helps students to study abroad and find working holidays in New Zealand, and they have recently asked if we would help to host students from an ECC Japanese College in September.

So now, ITC is looking forward to hosting students from an ECC Japanese College in September!


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A massive ‘welcome back!’ to international students at ITC

Posted on 01/06/2022 by

ITC is excited to welcome international students once again.

When New Zealand’s borders shut to the world, as well as saying goodbye to international tourism, we also said goodbye to our international students.

ITC has long welcomed international students to our classes, and we have greatly missed their presence, culture, and languages in our classes.

That’s why we’re so excited to say ‘welcome back!’ to international students this year. The Ministry of Education has granted a number of exemptions to allow students into New Zealand to study, but from July 31, any international students will be able to apply for a student visa and come over to earn their qualifications.


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Closed borders? No problem! ITC continues working with international students

Posted on 27/01/2021 by

ITC tutor Sarah Rouse with some of her group during the International Summer Holiday short course.

New Zealand’s border have been closed to all but residents and citizens for almost a year, but that hasn’t stopped ITC from building and maintaining relationships with international students.

In fact, ITC has recently provided a short course for international students here in New Zealand, and an opportunity for local students to watch a presentation from a high school in Japan. 

Here’s a little more about each of those events. (more…)

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Short courses for high school students: Will you go on an epic adventure or pick up extra NCEA credits this summer?

Posted on 29/10/2020 by

Students can enjoy a thrilling zipline adventure during ITC’s two-day Ultimate Intrepid Journey course.

The weather is getting warmer already and there’s no doubt summer is on its way, although it may look a little different to what many students had in mind this year. With international travel off the cards, some won’t be heading away for holidays, while others won’t be heading home as planned.

With that in mind, Education New Zealand has launched a country-wide initiative to help support high school students this summer. The Great Kiwi Virtual Summer Fair is taking place this weekend on October 31 to offer inspiration and advice about enjoying the country the Kiwi way these holidays, whereas NauMai NZ is available to help students work through their options about staying or leaving the country.

Here at ITC, we’re offering two incredible short summer courses; the first to entertain and inspire, and the second to help students gain extra NCEA units. (more…)

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ITC welcomes guest speaker from Migrant Workers Association

Posted on 15/05/2018 by

Anu Kaloti from the Migrant Workers Association of Aotearoa spoke with ITC’s international students last week.

Homesickness, minimum wage rules, employment contracts – these are all issues pertinent to New Zealand’s international student community.

That’s why the International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC) welcomed a guest speaker from the Migrant Workers Association of Aotearoa last week.

Association spokesperson Anu Kaloti attended an International Student Lunch at ITC’s City Campus on Wednesday 9 May, where she spoke in-depth about NZ employment rights, such as contracts and minimum wage.  


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Lesley’s Travel Journal: Highlights from South Korea and Thailand

Posted on 12/07/2016 by
ITC International Marketing Manager Lesley Brough shares highlights from her recent work trip to Thailand and South Korea.

ITC International Marketing Manager Lesley Brough shares highlights from her recent work trip to Thailand and South Korea.

Lesley Brough is ITC’s International Marketing Manager. Every few months, she travels overseas to promote the College, meet with agents and potential students, and attend education events.

While these trips are for work, she does get the opportunity to see some pretty amazing places (all in the name of business).

Below, she shares some highlights from her most recent trip to South Korea and Thailand.

South Korea

I spent a week in South Korea meeting with agents (organisations that help people study overseas). I stayed in Seoul for three nights, before taking the high-speed train to Busan.

Here are a few snaps from my meetings:

Meeting the amazing team at HJ Global Edu in Busan.


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International student profile: Delbaere “Dhie” Bangcado

Posted on 26/04/2016 by
Delbaere ...

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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