New students always feel at home here

New Zealand is ranked the 3rd Most Peaceful Country, according to the Global Peace Index. With crime rates much lower than other countries, you can focus on your studies and relax while enjoying everything New Zealand has to offer.

New Zealand is a diverse country of many cultures. We’re easy going and embrace different lifestyles and opinions.

In New Zealand you will be looked after.  Here we have a Code of Practice for Pastoral Care that helps ensure the safety and well-being of our international students.

Hawke’s Bay students enjoy a healthy study/life balance – some say it’s the best in the world. You can live in an urban environment within easy reach of stunning landscape and wide open spaces.

Halls of residence (or hostels)

Usually just a walk away from campus, halls of residence offer fully furnished single or twin-share rooms with a shared dining hall, lounge and laundry. Meals are often included and you’ll find a lively programme of social activities. A number of the larger institutions also provide private hostels that run in a similar way, and some have self-contained apartments (which we call ‘flats’).

Homestay (or private board)

With a homestay you live with a Hawke’s Bay family in their home, usually in a fully furnished room of your own. They’ll provide you with meals and help you to settle in to day-to-day life in Hawke’s Bay. A homestay is a great way to get to know some friendly New Zealanders, develop your English skills and get a close-up look at our way of life and culture.

Flatting/Independent Accommodation

Flats range from one-bedroom apartments to four or five bedroom homes, and can be found just about anywhere – close to town centres and campuses, or further out in the surrounding suburbs. In Hawke’s Bay there is always gardens and car-parking space.

Most flats include basic equipment such as an oven, dishwasher, washing machine and clothes dryer. You and your flatmates will share the cost of rent and usually the phone and energy bills.

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