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Life in New Zealand

12 January 2024

Moving to another country is a big step, full of opportunities and challenges. Find out what you need to get started and learn about what it's like living in New Zealand as a UC student.


Located in Christchurch, the heart of New Zealand’s South Island, UC offers students easy access to both a modern, bustling city and serene natural landscapes. As a small, safe country with everything from mountains, rainforests and glaciers to lakes, rivers and oceans, it’s easy to see how the Kiwi lifestyle provides endless opportunities for outdoor adventures.

New Zealand offers a great work-life balance, enabling students to take a break from their studies and experience all the country has to offer. Students can enjoy hiking, mountain biking, skiing and snowboarding, rafting, surfing, rock climbing, fishing, and much more.

It’s a great place to indulge your passions or try something new, and UC’s many clubs provide opportunities to get involved with new hobbies and interests.

Studying at UC also provides learning opportunities unique to our place in the world, including bicultural courses and field trips to a range of landscapes, including the Southern Alps, an International Dark Sky Reserve, volcanic peninsulas, and more.


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