Study Abroad Information Sessions/Counselling: Meet with Dr. Brian McCauley, Assistant Head of School for Admissions and Marketing and Paul J Salazar, Director of International Admissiions from Wasatch Academy at Coffee Today St. 360 on Monday 19 June 2017 from 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM; Meet with Madame Martha Acosta-Pieters, Director of International Marketing and Recruitment International Student Services from Edmonds Community College at Coffee Today St. 360 on Sunday 13 August 2017 from 9:00 Am - 11:00 AM.

New Zealand

LIFE IN NEW ZEALAND

POPULATION
The total population is about 4.36 million people and some important places are:
- Auckland –  1,300,000
- Wellington –     400,000
- Christchurch –   400,000
- Tauranga –         120,000
- Queenstown –      27,000

CLIMATE
The climate is not too hot or cold, although warmer in the North than in the South. Seasons are the reverse of the Northen Hemisphere.

CITY                                 Maximum                     Minimum
Auckland                          24 C                             10 C
Tauranga                         24 C                               6 C
Wellington                        20 C                               6 C
Christchurch                     22 C                              1 C
Queenstown                     23 C                              0 C

PEOPLE
New Zealand People- Kiwis

The Kiwi is a unique bird, and NZ’s national symbol. New Zealanders are offer called ‘Kiwis”.

 

Cities in New Zealand

Wellington

Wellington is the capital city and second most populous urban area of New Zealand. It is at the southwestern tip of the North Island, between Cook Strait and the Rimutaka Range. It is home to 395,600 residents. The Wellington urban area is the major population centre of the southern North Island, and is the seat of the Wellington Region – which in addition to the urban area covers the Kapiti Coast and Wairarapa. The urban area includes four cities: Wellington, on the peninsula between Cook Strait and Wellington Harbour, contains the central business district and about half of Wellington's population.
-Population: 395,600
-Area: 444Km2

 

Hamilton

Hamilton is the centre of New Zealand's fourth largest urban area, and Hamilton City is the country's fourth largest territorial authority. Hamilton is in the Waikato Region of the North Island, approximately 130km (80 mi) south of Auckland. It sites at a major road and rail nexus in the centre of the Waikato basin, on both banks of the Waikato River. Initially an agricultural service centre, it now has a growing and diverse economy and is the second fastest growing urban area in New Zealand. Education and research and development play an important part in Hamilton's economy, as the city is home to approximately 40,000 tertiary students and 1,000 PhD Scientists.

 

Auckland

As New Zealand’s most cosmopolitan city, Auckland will amaze you with its beauty and hospitality. Known as the City of Sails, it lies between two harbors and is built around many extinct volcanoes. Located next to Sky Tower in exciting downtown and just 30 minutes from some of the world’s most pristine beaches, EF provides a contemporary learning environment.