New Zealand is one of the most spectacular and beautiful countries in the world. It is famous for its scenery, its success as a sporting nation and its friendly and accommodating people. New Zealand is notable for its geographic isolation; it is situated about 2,000 kilometers (1,200 miles) southeast of Australia across the Tasman Sea, and its closest neighbors to the north are New Caledonia, Fiji and Tonga New Zealand is made up of two main islands, the North and South Islands. The climate throughout the country is mild and temperate, mainly maritime, with mean annual temperatures ranging from 10°C in the south to 16°C in the north.
New Zealand is internationally respected for its high quality education. Its education system is forward looking and innovative and offers many exceptional quality, cutting edge facilities. A safe environment that is conducive to learning is offered and its attention to the needs and concerns of international students is emphasized by quality support services and study opportunities.
New Zealand education is increasingly international in character, driven by trends, which include the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) revolution, employment markets extending beyond national borders, and a well-travelled population of students, teaching staff and researchers. Many international students have described New Zealand as a vibrant and exciting country that offers fun and new experiences as well as excellent opportunities for study.
- Capital: Wellington
- Main cities: Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch, Nelson, Rotorua, Gisborne, Dunedin.
- Languages: English
- Currency: NZD (Newzealand Dollar)
- Area: 268,021 km²
- Population: 4,471,100 .(estimate in 2013)