Fiordland College prides itself on providing the best education for our international students. We make sure you quickly become part of our school community and we help you adjust to life in a new country.
Here is what some of our international students have said about their experiences at Fiordland College:
The best time of my life
"The thing I liked most about my first days in New Zealand was that I was directly seen as a family member and not as a guest.
My host parents organised a lot of things for me like sports and school uniform. They always helped me and talked with me when homesickness hit me. With help from my host family and new friends I got used to the Kiwi lifestyle.
It was the best time of my life, especially because of my host family: Bill, Linda, Kate and Hamish."
Johanna Hashagen, Germany
A valuable, unforgettable time
"Coming to New Zealand was a big challenge for me as I had never been away from home for more than a week before.
When I first came here, I was shocked to see the vast farms, mountains and the view of the lake. I really struggled at first as everything is so different to where I come from. However, I learned a lot of things that I would never have if I didn't come here. Living in such a different environment and experiencing another culture completely changed my thoughts and broadened my horizons.
It has been one of the most valuable times of my life and I am so grateful to everyone who helped me make this time unforgettable."
Yuri Okada, Japan