Support Services for International Students

International student orientation programme

On arrival at Auckland International Airport, you will be met by a representative of the institute and taken directly to your homestay or to the campus (depending on your arrival date).

When you arrive on campus you will be taken to the International Centre to complete your registration and begin an orientation process.

Orientation is compulsory for all international students and held on campus. Please note the date on your offer letter which indicates when your orientation will be held.

What happens during orientation:

  • Learn how to use the local public transport service and the acceptable behaviour while using the service
  • City tour, and important places to know
  • Immigration regulations governing visas
  • A traditional Māori welcome
  • Accommodation and homestay information
  • Banking information
  • An explanation of our academic programme structure
  • Local recreational facilities and activities available
  • School bylaws and facilities

You will then be taken to your faculty administration area for an introduction to the programme leader. The programme leader will complete the faculty and programme induction.

If you are enrolling on the Certificate in English, then the initial English levels test will be completed. This takes approximately three (3) hours and will identify the correct English class for you to join.

International Centre Contact Details

Page last updated: 02 May 2017