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.

Both renters and buyers will find good housing values in France, but owning a car is tres cher.

Living in Paris: Housing and Transportation Costs

Both renters and buyers will find good housing values in France, but it’s très cher (very expensive) to own a car in France, particularly in the big cities where forking out €50,000 for a permanent parking spot is not unheard of, plus maintenance, fuel, and insurance. Alternative transportation is a must.

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.

The stone steps of the Altun Ha ruins surrounded by a flat, grassy expanse.

Options for Studying Abroad in Belize

Author Victoria Day-Wilson shares helpful info on study abroad experiences in Belize, from archaeology programs with several visits to excavated ancient Maya ruins to environmental science programs with easy access to Belize’s barrier reef, cayes, rivers, and rainforests.

A classic domed building with four ionic pillars looks out over a wide expanse of well-maintained green lawn.

China’s Colleges & Universities

More than fifty Chinese universities accept foreign students and function similar to Western institutions. Authors Barbara and Stuart Strother go over the basics of studying in China, including the most popular universities to attend and the cost of tuition.

Title card for Learning AFAR video.

Learning AFAR: Making Travel a Reality for Underserved Students

Julia Cosgrove, the editor in chief of AFAR magazine, introduces the Learning AFAR program, which sponsors international travel for high-school students who cannot otherwise afford to experience another part of the world. Learn more about the program’s goals and impact, as well as how to get involved.