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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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5 quick questions with ITC tutor Amy McPhail

Posted on 06/10/2015 by
ITC tutor Amy McPhail used to be a flight attendant for Virgin Australia. She has plenty of great advice about this exciting career choice.

ITC tutor Amy McPhail used to be a flight attendant for Virgin Australia – it’s no surprise that flight attending is her favourite subject to teach!

Amy McPhail is a tutor at The International Travel College of New Zealand’s City Campus. She brings a wealth of knowledge to the classroom. We asked her five quick questions about her passion for aviation, travel and tourism.

1. What sparked your interest in travel and tourism?

When I left high school I had no idea what I wanted to do for a job, let alone a career. One day I was at home flicking through a newspaper and I came across an advertisement for a travel course. As soon as I saw the picture of the Flight Attendant, I knew that was what I wanted to do. A week later I was enrolled and starting my journey towards a fabulous career in travel and tourism. Completing my Certificate in Travel and Tourism gave me a great foundation to launch my career and introduced me to the wide variety of work available in this exciting industry. I have since worked in a variety of roles in the tourism industry, including working for Hilton Hotels, as a flight attendant for Virgin Australia, for a travel wholesaler and as a travel agent.

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Introducing Ronika Lal

Posted on 03/03/2015 by
Ronika Lal loves travelling and meeting new people

ITC’s new Academic Services Assistant Ronika Lal loves travelling and meeting new people. Here she is pictured in Glenorchy, Queenstown

Ronika is our new Academic Services Assistant. She joins ITC from a customer service and administration background. Below she tells us why she decided to pursue a career in travel and tourism.

I studied a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Auckland initially majoring in Accounting. However, in my second year I realised it just wasn’t for me. So I had a big think and ended up majoring in International Business and Management. It just was not worth committing money, time and effort into something I didn’t love. (more…)

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Don’t they look smart?

Posted on 24/02/2015 by
ITC students look smart and ready for the workforce since the college introduced a corporate black and white dress code

ITC students look smart and ready for the workforce since the college introduced a corporate black and white dress code

By ITC Marketing Director Claire Huxley

This is a phrase an old Aunty, or maybe your parents say, when you dress up for a wedding, family dinner or a job interview. You probably cringe and go bright red! It’s just so embarrassing, why do people care what you look like?

Well, I am sure there are some clever scientists who will explain it better than I, but basically, people form impressions based on how you look. What you are wearing will help people form instant opinions on who you are, how trustworthy you are, your social status, and even how likely you are to be promoted. (more…)

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Congratulations to ITC scholarship winners for 2015

Posted on 16/02/2015 by
ITC Short Course Tutor Ali Rigby (middle) with 2015 scholarship winners (from left to right): Tobius, Falestina, Anita, Natasha and Alexi

ITC Short Course Tutor Ali Rigby (middle) with 2015 scholarship winners (from left to right): Tobius, Falestina, Anita, Natasha and Alex

The International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC) recently awarded scholarships to six talented students.

To apply for a 2015 scholarship, students were asked to submit a video or blog demonstrating their passion for travel and tourism.

ITC Account Manager Ceri Jenkins was very impressed with the quality of this year’s entries.

“Overall there was a very high standard of applicants for 2015 and this year attracted more applications than ever before,” Ceri said. (more…)

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Introducing Takeyuki Morita

Posted on 20/01/2015 by
In addition to being a Travel and Tourism tutor, Takeyuki also teaches a type of martial arts called Shorinji Kempo

In addition to being a Travel and Tourism tutor, Takeyuki also teaches a type of martial arts called Shorinji Kempo

Takeyuki Morita is a new Travel and Tourism tutor at ITC’s Botany Campus. He is covering for Sio Alatini while she is on maternity leave. Takeyuki tells us why he decided to move to New Zealand from his hometown of Okinawa, Japan. (more…)

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