University of Otago in New Zealand. Photo © Tomas Sobek/123rf.

A Student’s Perspective on Studying Abroad in New Zealand

U.S. student Melanie Harsch studied abroad for a year in New Zealand, and then returned to take on a PhD researching climate change through its effect on the tree line. Expert author Michelle Waitzman talked to her about her experience, from why she choose New Zealand to advice for other students on how to make it happen.

Unitec New Zealand campus. Photo © Ingolfson at English Wikipedia [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

New Zealand Student Visas

If you want to study in New Zealand for longer than three months, you will need a student visa. Expert author Michelle Waitzman reviews the entire process from application to graduation, including renewals, health insurance, working restrictions, and what to do if you want to bring your family with you.

Moon Living Abroad New Zealand, 3rd ed.

Moon Living Abroad New Zealand

Author and educator Michelle Waitzman first visited New Zealand in 1998—and she’s been hooked ever since. Now a New Zealand citizen, Waitzman outlines all the information you need to manage your move abroad in a smart, organized, and straightforward manner in Moon Living Abroad New Zealand. She offers straightforward tips and advice on how businesspeople, […]

Kayakers in the water in New Zealand.

New Zealand: Your Study Abroad Adventure

Studying in a foreign country is bound to be an exciting experience; in New Zealand, you can take that experience to new levels. Some students spend their days in New Zealand hiking up mountains, exploring active volcanoes, swimming and diving with whales and dolphins, or wandering through centuries-old ice caves. Here’s how you can join them.

Strapped in to the parasail, Michelle looks over her shoulder from far above the landscape of Queensland.

A Queenstown Carol

For those from the northern hemisphere, it’s a bit surreal to experience Christmas “down under.” Author Michelle Waitzman shares her first experience of the holiday in New Zealand, from a paragliding adventure she’d never forget to a shared meal that showcased the Kiwi community spirit.

Moon Spotlight Auckland

Moon Spotlight Auckland is a 115-page compact guide covering the best of New Zealand’s most populous city. Experienced travel writer Andrew Hempstead offers his firsthand advice on must-see attractions, as well as maps with sightseeing highlights, so you can make the most of your time. This lightweight guide is packed with recommendations on entertainment, shopping, […]

Moon New Zealand

Andrew Hempstead knows the best way to experience New Zealand, from kayaking through the Bay of Island to skiing in the Southern Alps. In this information-packed guide, Hempstead provides a variety of trip ideas to help travelers organize their itineraries, including Maori Culture and History and Tramping Through New Zealand. Complete with details on enjoying […]