Deciding to study abroad can be a daunting decision to make, especially when you consider the logistics that can be involved involved. Luckily, New Zealand is aware of these issues and has launched a new website which aims to help make the study abroad move that little bit easier.
The ‘New Zealand Study+Work’ site provides students with answers to many important study abroad questions at the touch of a button. The site is described as an all-in-one website where students can get accurate and detailed advice on issues such as student visas as well as employment rights while studying in the country.
The New Zealand government recognised the need to provide improved support and services to international students and that is the basis of this new site. Any student that visits the website will find every aspect of relocating from Asia, Europe, or elsewhere to New Zealand for study purposes covered in depth. Enquiries relating to working in New Zealand while on a student visa are also covered in a lot of detail, and other bits of information surrounding important topics such as employment rights, wages, health and safety regulations as well as assistance in gaining full time employment once a student has graduated are also there. It’s a great service to use prior to taking on any employment, as permission needs to be acquired from the New Zealand Immigration department before you can work in the country.
Besides needing permission to work, there are restrictions on the amount of hours you can work whilst studying in New Zealand. All of this information is available on the website though, meaning you can get on with your studies, and work, safe in the knowledge that you’re not breaking any rules. The site does not only offer information regarding work related issues – it additionally lists the rules of student visas, and since the changes to the New Zealand student visa have been implemented, it’s always handy to have an extra resource for deciphering the information.
Any service that makes it easier to study abroad has to be good for students, but we particularly like this new site. It looks great, is sensibly laid out, and is easy to read and to understand. It forms part of a wider plan to entice students to study in New Zealand, a country that we recently rated as one of the best study abroad destinations for 2013.
Studying in New Zealand is now an attainable dream thanks to this innovative site.
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