Despite the bad news about the severe earthquake in the region of Christchurch in February 2011 has New Zealand as guest students at a New Zealand high school – certainly also the Lord of the rings due to “movies – in recent years developed into one of the tourist dream destinations. the spectacular landscape shots And with good reason: on a total area of 268,680 mile, North Island and South Island m offer an incredible variety: in addition to the modern cities of Auckland, Christchurch, or Wellington here but also huge glaciers, imposing mountain ranges and volcanoes, beautiful fjord landscapes, endless pasture landscapes and lush rainforests can be found with a unique flora and fauna. The population of the two island State at the other end of the world”consists of the cosmopolitan, relaxed way of the Kiwis only 4.2 million people and 40 million sheep and 70 million possums, as the New Zealanders themselves like to jokingly note but” makes it easy for any visitor to feel quickly at home. Not for nothing has “American news channel CNN the land of the long white cloud” (Aotearoa) in a survey of December 2010 – directly after the leader New York–on the second place of the top 9 destinations for 2011 elected. The jury explained this placement among other things with the upcoming Rugby World Cup in September, the burgeoning film industry and the many luxurious accommodations, especially outside the big cities.
But not only from a tourist perspective, Kiwi country enjoys’ increasing popularity. So in summer 2010, a survey of 50 German Student Exchange organizations revealed that New Zealand – behind the leaders of United States and Canada for 2011 at # 3 of the most popular destinations for a school year abroad (1,300 nominations). What is the stimulus for a New Zealand student exchange? The New Zealand literacy and education New Zealand whose quality in recent years several times by top 10 rankings in the international but has one of the world’s best school systems, PISA rankings has been confirmed.