New Zealand

New Zealand

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Student teaching placements are typically made on the North Island, in and around Auckland. Placement sites vary greatly in terms of being rural/urban, culturally homogeneous/multi-ethnic and of high/low socioeconomic levels. Some placements can be in Maori/Pacific Island dominant communities, or where there are large immigrant populations. Students typically live in homestay accommodations.

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Student Spotlight

Allison student taught in New Zealand, in Spring 2023. "My host teacher supported me in whatever ideas I shared and let me jump into lessons in her classroom. My homestay hosts were welcoming from the start, and I couldn’t imagine a better family to have stayed with. New Zealand truly felt like a home away from home."

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Costs and Scholarships

Global Gateway for Teachers cannot provide exact cost information since costs will vary throughout the year and from one individual to the next. Please note that all estimates are listed in U.S. Dollars. Keep in mind that foreign currency exchange rates will affect the value of the U.S. Dollar and hence your budget.

Teaching Responsibilities

Students have the opportunity to teach a variety of subjects and grade levels. In most cases, they will teach in their own licensing area (e.g., elementary education, secondary math, etc.). Further, it may be possible to fulfill practicum requirements in New Zealand in the following license additions: ESL/ENL, Reading, JH/MS, Computers, and possibly others.

The language of instruction is English.

Contact Us

For general program interest or inquiries, please write to us at

Dr. Laura Stachowski
(812) 856-8507

Eunice Epling
Assistant Director
(812) 856-8507