If you’re an international student that’s recently arrived in New Zealand, it’s likely that you feel a little lost in this little country. Despite the small size, living in a city like Auckland is unparalleled to anywhere else.
The first intakes for New Zealand Certificate In English Language (NZCEL) levels 4 and 5 will both run as planned. Students have enrolled for both courses in the first intake of 2019. The NZCEL programmes were developed late last year so students could have …
With new hotels opening in Auckland, changes to immigration regulations, and a perceived shortage of hospitality workers all on our minds this year, there’s no doubt the hospitality industry is facing significant changes – and challenges. Facing those challenges head...
At the AIS (Auckland Institute of Studies) graduation this month, students learned more than just who was graduating alongside them – they picked up valuable lessons for succeeding in their future workplaces.
Across the country, all signs are pointing to there being a shortage of hospitality workers. For the past year, the number of tourism and hospitality jobs advertised online has increased by 15.8 per cent, one of the biggest increases of all industries measured, and estimates suggest that we’re about 40% short of the resource we’ll need by 2025.
Navneet Singh is from New Delhi, India and graduated with a Bachelor of Hospitality Management from AIS in 2015. With his passion for hospitality, it was easy for Navneet to gain employment upon graduation and permanent residency in New Zealand through Skilled Migrant Category.
Like many other international students from South East Asia where we don’t have snow, I love the experience of going to the mountain every winter in New Zealand.
Nafetalai Feki is currently enrolled in Bachelor of Business Programme at Auckland Institute of Studies (AIS), New Zealand. The BBus (Accounting) is accredited by CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ).
Hi my name is Annie. I graduated from Auckland Institute of Studies (AIS) in business administration in early 2017. I have a huge passion for travelling so I spent a lot of time during study breaks and holidays exploring this beautiful country.
Building a professional network is crucial for business, and business students as well. It is an opinion that is echoed by AIS lecturers. However, international students come alone to a new country and have to start from zero.
Li MoYing (Eva) studies Tourism Management at Auckland Institute of Studies (AIS) and is currently doing an internship with Skydive Auckland.
AIS welcomed the first batch of new Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology (PGDIT) students for May intake, 2018! The Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology (PGDIT) is a level 8 programme...
Firza Utama is from Indonesia. After nine years living and working in Japan (after Indonesia), Firza migrated to New Zealand and enrolled in Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology Programme (PGDIT) at AIS.
Daniel Xu studied Bachelor of Business (BBus) at Auckland Institute of Studies (AIS), New Zealand and graduated in 2000. He is now working at Air New Zealand as a Financial Accountant.
Lopeti Tupou is originally from Tonga. Lopeti studied Bachelor of Information Technology at Auckland Institute of Studies (AIS) and graduated in 2016.
The renovation of the old Mt Albert town centre was celebrated on Saturday. It aims to provide a community hub for residents and local businesses of the suburb to meet, shop, socialise and connect with public transport.
Photos: Auckland Institute of Studies
Maximiliano Ploder comes from Argentina. He is currently enrolled in Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration (PGDBA) at Auckland Institute of Studies (AIS), New Zealand.
We caught up with him to talk about his student journey.
Written by: Annie Do
The article was first published on Study in New Zealand web page in April 2018.
Auckland has a lot to offer in terms of employment and New Zealand has a strong culture of giving references and introducing people to jobs. When you are a new international student in a new town, bear in mind that tip, and you will do very fine in Auckland.
Anup Mulay gained employment at RWA Technology as a Talent Acquisition Specialist after completing a Graduate Diploma in Business at Auckland Institute of Studies (AIS) in May 2017. Anup came to New Zealand through IDP India.
We caught up with him to talk about his student journey into employment.
Lazzat is from Kazakhstan. She landed in New Zealand only just two months ago. As a full scholarship recipient, she was very excited to share her journey to New Zealand through AIS social media and blogs. This is the first V-log from Lazzat.
The full scholarship was offered to one student applying to study at Auckland Institute of Studies via its agent Kiwi Education.
Merlin Xing graduated from Graduate Diploma in Hospitality Management Programme at AIS. Thanks to a very hands-on training programme and professional knowledge gained at AIS, Merlin found a casual job during his study and a full-time job at Sky City as Dual Rate Team Leader very easily.
The Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages(CertTESOL) is a recommended qualification for teaching English in New Zealand and overseas. No prior teaching experience is necessary for this programme: CertTESOL provides trainees with practical experience of language teaching with ample opportunities to plan, teach and evaluate lessons. Trainees attain a high level of practical competence along with an understanding of language teaching which is required for employment in this field.
Your customers are changing. So why aren’t your staff? Today, Kiwi hospitality businesses are catering to an ever-changing array of people, and hiring international students who reflect those people is just good business sense.
Blog article by David Jordan
Friday 16 March 2018 turned out to be an ideal day to visit Bethell’s Beach which is also known as Te Henga.
A group of 11 students plus teacher David left Auckland Institute of Studies at 3.30pm on Friday 16 March. The morning had been rainy and there was a lot of cloud cover when we left but it was a warm day in the 22 to 24 degree range. However, as we arrived at the beach, the sky became clearer and the clouds came and went through the late afternoon and early evening.
"The new Rukuhia Global Leadership Programme lets international students interact with Māori culture in a meaningful way and dive deep into the traditions, beliefs, language and values of Māori people.
AIS students spent the day on a Māori marae (meeting house) participating in workshops that focus on leadership, values, innovation, sustainability and the connection of people, place and environment.” (Study Auckland, New Zealand)
Learn more: https://www.aucklandnz.com/study-work-and-live/news/experience-aucklands-unique-maori-culture
Photos by: Study Auckland, New Zealand
Independent Tertiary Education New Zealand (ITENZ) is a national organisation representing private tertiary institutions in New Zealand.
ITENZ is the largest association covering all areas of private tertiary education, and is recognised by the Government and government agencies as the main representative body for the sector.
The ITENZ Roadshow 2018 was organised in Auckland on March 19, 2018, with presentations from NZQA, TEC, Education NZ and Ako Aotearoa. It will be followed by events in Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch.
AIS ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS
Scholarships are awarded on the basis of excellence of academic results over the previous two semesters, and take the form of a reduction in tuition fees for further study in the programme.
Three weeks with students from Chikushi Jogakuen University (Japan) went so fast. We had an amazing time together, studying English and exploring New Zealand at the same time.
Sisilia is studying Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration (PGDBA) at AIS. As a new international student from Indonesia, Sisi loves to explore Auckland through running.
Jyoti Notani – an AIS alumna led a workshop on IBM Watson for Crime Analytics.
Crime Prediction using various Data Mining methods was Jyoti’s final year project organised and supervised by Dr. Neda Hamid in 2017.
#NZinme – mini-blog contest (by Sisilia Pujiastuti)
New Zealand is famous for its natural beauty. That was one of the reasons I came to this country. I’m currently studying Postgraduate Diploma of Business Administration (PGDBA) at Auckland Institute of Studies, New Zealand.
Congrats Marlon Mendoza on receiving resident visa in New Zealand under the Skilled Migrant Category (SMC).
In almost every industry around the world, Information Technology plays a major role in development. As such, having computing and IT knowledge is now an in-demand skill for modern job candidates – regardless of whether you will pursue a career in the Information Technology sector or not.
Students of AIS Tourism Management Programme spent a day studying at Auckland Zoo, New Zealand about Eco-Tourism.
#NZINME – MINI-BLOG CONTEST (BY BARBARA SALAS)
Hello everyone. My name is Barbara Salas and I’m from Chile. I am currently studying Bachelor of Information Technology at Auckland Institute of Studies (AIS).
Author: Habib Syed Ahsan
About me: My name is Habib Syed Ahsan. I am currently studying Bachelor of Information Technology Programme (BIT) at Auckland Institute of Studies (AIS), New Zealand. I have been here for one and a half years now and I am working part-time as a Sales agent at Salmat in Auckland.
Auckland Institute of Studies (AIS) offers internship programmes for different young individuals in the world to come and work three months at the Institute. This year we welcome Joost Bakker from the Netherlands. We sat down to talk to him about the programme.
The IT Programmes at AIS often host guest lecturers to talk about recent updates in the IT sector in New Zealand and around the world.
Today’s guest lecturer was Prof. Madya Dr. Kashif Nisar from Universiti Malaysia Sabah. The topic of the lecture was: “Future internet: Information-Centric Networking for Internet of Things.”
Hi, my name is Archana Kawatra and I have just started my full-time job as Head of Sales and Marketing for Amora Hotel Auckland, New Zealand.
#NZINME – MINI-BLOG CONTEST (BY BHOOMIKA PATEL)
My name is Bhoomika Patel I am currently studying Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Auckland Institute of Studies (AIS).
Julia Nguyen has been back from London after a three-month internship with TRAVEL AGENDA as a digital marketing officer through the INTERN GROUP ( a global company).
Mohammad Jaffer is a student from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He is currently studying the Business Programme at Auckland Institute of Studies (AIS), New Zealand.
Julia Nguyen – AIS social media contributor conducted a short interview with Mohammad about the studying and living experience in New Zealand so far.
#NZINME – MINI-BLOG CONTEST (BY MERLIN XING)
My name is Merlin Xing and I graduated from AIS in August 2017, major in Hospitality Management.
I can say that during my study from 2016 to 2017, I harvested a lot from AIS.
Changwon Moonsung University send students to New Zealand every year to study English at Auckland Institute of Studies (AIS),
The latest group of students has just completed a short programme at AIS this month (February, 2018).
Iskima Bhandari is from Nepal. She has just graduated from Graduate Diploma in Business Programme at Auckland Institute of Studies (AIS), New Zealand.
OMKAR VIDWANS – GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN TOURISM MANAGEMENT AT AIS
Omkar Vidwans comes from India and is studying Graduate Diploma in Tourism Management (GDTM) at AIS in New Zealand.
Omkar had worked in the tourism industry in India for a while to gain experience when he became specifically interested in upgrading his education and pursuing a career in New Zealand.
NEW ZEALAND IN ME… #NZinme
New Zealand is well-known for its natural breath-taking scenes. If you are a nature lover, you will definitely fall in love with this small yet marvelous country.
For people who love photography like me, New Zealand is a perfect place to take photos effortlessly. You can find a lot of aesthetic corners around the city, or get on the ferry to explore the islands and might be lucky enough to see rainbows over the skyline.
Auckland Institute of Studies (AIS) Orientation Day (in pictures)- January intake 2018
AIS ORIENTATION – JANUARY INTAKE 2018
Welcome Ha Nguyen from Vietnam to AIS, New Zealand. She just landed yesterday morning in Auckland. Ha will study Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration (PGDBA).
Ha graduated from Vietnam National University and has extensive knowledge in Logistics. Together with a postgraduate qualification in New Zealand, she will push her career to an international level of Business.
AIS MINI BLOG CONTEST – “NEW ZEALAND IN ME”
(For all AIS students)
The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) offers their Higher National Diploma (HND) in developing countries around the world, supporting graduates to continue towards degree studies in the UK.
With the support of NZQA, AIS signed an agreement with SQA in 2013 to offer similar pathways into bachelor degree programmes in New Zealand as an alternate destination.
The Centre for Research in International Education (CRIE) was established a decade ago, in order to provide a forum for discussion, conferences, research, publication, collaboration, etc in the field of education.
Pat comes from Thailand and studies English for Academic Purposes (EAP) at Auckland Institute of Studies (AIS). In 2018, Pat will enrol into Business Programme at AIS.
English for Academic Purposes II (EAP II) is a full-time course designed for students seeking an English language pathway into an AIS certificate, diploma or degree programme. It is very useful preparation for students seeking to study any programme at an English-speaking tertiary institution.
ONLINE LEARNING IN INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION
The rapid growth of education services across international borders, seen in recent years, is expected to continue in the future. This growth demands the attention of policy makers, researchers, academics and other interested groups.
AIS Representatives will visit India early this year. We would love to hear from you if you are in town at these dates.
In almost every industry and sector around the globe, Information Technology is playing a major role in development. As such, having computing and IT knowledge is now an in-demand skill set for the modern job candidate – regardless of whether you will pursue a career in the Information Technology sector or not.
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