Hunting your study destination could be a daunting choice. There are thousands of factors which come into play and there many things you might want to consider before making your move.
New Zealand (Auckland, in particular), stands out as a choice for many students who come here and make embrace the city's values, culture and vibe.
If you are wondering about coming to New Zealand, here are few points which might help you with your decision.
1. World renowned Universities
New Zealand boasts of universities which are globally recognized and give exposure into the mainstream culture. Be it arts, sciences, humanities, business or medical sciences, there is a study which can give you amazing exposure and field experience.
2. Outdoor activities
If you are a student who loves outdoors, New Zealand is a country with a big bounty. Be it kayaking, trekking, stargazing or camping, New Zealand has the best of all. Although there are many walking trails within Auckland, going out of Auckland will give you the best outdoor experience.
The two points above are the best things about New Zealand. Here below are three of the pressing points which you cannot neglect while coming to a country like New Zealand.
3. The hard struggle for work
This is a point which is a real drawback and not many speak about this. Searching for jobs, is a hard, painstaking and frustrating process. No one is to blame here, because New Zealand is a small country and while there is a demand in certain areas, certain fields have an overflow of workers. One of the things you need to do is check up the skill-shortage checker https://skillshortages.immigration.govt.nz/ and check if your skill is something which the employers are after.
4. Living Expenses
Yes, this is a real issues. New Zealand is a small nation on the edge of the world and the country imports a lot of stuff. Things which are cheap in your home country, might be expensive to the skies.
In addition to that, you might have to pay for insurance, rent, fuel etc. The list is endless. I have another post that speaks in detail about expenses. You might want to look at that.
5. The potential to earn
Let's be honest here, many of us have come here to earn. That's not bad at all. Financial stability is something which we all are looking for. However, if that's your priority and something which you are desperate about, New Zealand is definitely not the country you might want to come to.
There are many other destinations out there which would definitely favour this aspect. Although a six-figure income is possible in New Zealand, it's 'next to impossible' for most people, immigrants as well as locals.
The five points above are some of the factors which will definitely give you insights and help you with your decision about your next move. Let me know if you have any further questions and I will be happy to answer them for you.