Be an exchange student in Christchurch, New Zealand
Your Exchange Program in Christchurch with Nacel International:
New Zealand is home to extreme sports, spectacular scenery, friendly people and world class education. The school in Christchurch, the largest city in New Zealand’s South Island, welcomes 1700 local students and around 70 exchange students. The school is well known throughout New Zealand for academic excellence and for its arts and music programs. It also places a strong emphasis on outdoor education.
What should I expect from my school year in New Zealand?
The educational system is divided in 3 levels: the Primary School (Ages 5 - 11), the Intermediate School (Ages 11 - 13) and the Secondary School (Ages 13 - 18). The College offers classes to students from Year 9 to Year 13 (secondary school). In Year 9 and 10, there will be 6 classes in the timetable (English, Maths, Science, Social Studies, Physical Education and Health) and students choose 2 more classes from a range of elective subjects. During the following years, they may choose a larger number of subjects but Maths and English remain compulsory. Exchange students are generally eligible for the Year 13 level although they may study classes at either Year 12 or 13 level depending on their experience and English competency.
Study Abroad in Christchurch
The College in Christchurch is a large school with extensive grounds and buildings, several grass playing fields, tennis/netball courts and a gymnasium that provide an excellent range of physical activities. Rock bands, orchestra, jazz, dance groups, local and national sporting competitions are part of the school tradition and culture. Exchange students are fully integrated into the co-curricular and wider life of the school through sports, arts, cultural groups, school and community events and special international student activities and events.
Graduation is possible during your experience in a High School in New Zealand.
Study abroad in Christchurch and live with a host family, providing full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
Please request more information through the contact form.
High School exchange program in Christchurch
* Price in New Zealand Dollars per participant. Invoice will be issued in USD.
Not included : Application Fees (65 EUR)
School registration and tuition fees (Government Levy), text books loaned
Host family accommodation with full board (packed lunch is taken to school) and pastoral care
Airport pick-up and transfer on arrival and departure
Support, assistance and 24 hours emergency phone number during the whole program
Extra activities organized by the school and others
Field trips, subject field studies, subject material fees, examination entry fees, sports activities, course materials, stationery and note keeping files, Outdoor Education Fee
Local transportation from and to school
Extra language courses
Personal expenses and pocket money
Liability and Emergency Repatriation Insurance.
Apply at least 5 months before arrival.
Exchange students must be interviewed in their home country before being accepted for a High School exchange program in Christchurch (preferably in English).
A minimum of two years of English study and good academic results are required to study in New Zealand.