Our student services team recognise that studying abroad can create many challenges for international students. These can include language and cultural differences, the pressure of family expectations, academic workload, finding employment, and being away from friends and family.
At ATMC NZ, we have a very experienced student services team who provide all the necessary support and guidance for you to have the most rewarding experience whilst studying, living and working in New Zealand.
Student career advice and job seeking
Career advice and guidance, in addition to preparing for work in New Zealand, we provide workshops in job seeking, job applications, resume preparation, and interview techniques. We are also able to connect you with our many industry networks and potential employers and coordinate work placements and internships.
Counselling and pastoral care
We provide onsite, professional one-on-one counselling for students with a suitably qualified and experience counsellor. Counselling sessions are confidential and often involve working with students to clarify their values, open up scope for choice and take meaningful action in their lives.
Student activities and events
ATMC has an extensive programme of activities and events aimed and providing students with opportunities to make new friends and experience the best that New Zealand has to offer. These events and activities include BBQ and picnics, cultural celebrations, adventure activities and visiting the sites of Auckland and the surrounding areas.
Other services include safety and security in New Zealand such as water safety, safety in the outdoors and being sun safe, coordinating homestays, connecting with local clubs and businesses, and providing advice on the New Zealand way of life.
There are a few points to keep in mind when choosing accommodation. Consider the distance from the campus and the amount of time it will take to get to class, work or other services. If you’re relying on public transport, make sure that the apartment is a walkable distance from a bus or train station that has regular services.
A variety of accommodation options are available for overseas students in New Zealand. These include:
Homestays are when a student stays in the home of a New Zealand family. The benefits include contact with locals, getting to know the New Zealand way of life and making New Zealand friends.
2. Individual apartments for rent
The campus student support team can offer advice regarding apartment rental and there are also websites including the popular Trade Me Property offering rental accommodation options.
3. Shared apartments for rent
Shared apartments allow students to live with other people. One of the major advantages of renting an apartment with others is that the rent and utility bills are shared. It’s also a great opportunity to get to know other people and make new friends.
If you need more information, get in touch with Student Services on campus for assistance or talk to a more experienced fellow student.