Kia ora and congratulations on being accepted to IFSA-Butler’s New Zealand Study Abroad programme! I am really excited to welcome you and assist you during your stay in Auckland and your time Aotearoa!
My name is Emily and I am the Student Services Co-ordinator (SSC) for Auckland.
I will be meeting you upon arrival at the airport and helping you out during your time here in the beautiful New Zealand! I am thrilled to introduce your to your new home. Auckland is the largest city in New Zealand and is home to over one million people. Have a look at the Auckland city website for more information about what you can do in Auckland:
The beautiful Spanish-styled Massey Albany campus is located just North of central Auckland. Albany sits between the hustle-bustle of a large city and the picturesque native New Zealand landscape. From Albany you can take a bus just 20 minutes south over the Harbour Bridge and be right in the centre of the biggest city in New Zealand, or you only need to travel minutes to beautiful beaches.
Throughout the semester I will be planning fun events for you which will help you explore Auckland and greater New Zealand. I will plan a day trip, volunteer event, cultural event and much more. We will go on an activity packed adventure weekend down to Rotorua, where we’ll mountain bike in the redwoods of the Whakarewarewa Reserve, whitewater raft down the Kaituna River, and enjoy the local culture!
I can’t wait to meet you for orientation, and look forward to getting to know you over the upcoming semester. Again congratulations, if you would like to see some of the things we have been up to this semester take a look at our blog: http://newzealand.ifsa-butler.org/blog/ newsletter: http://www.scribd.com/IFSAButlerNZ and Facebook page: www.facebook.com/IFSAButlerNZ. Please don’t hesitate to contact me here if you have any questions.
Happy planning and packing,
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