International Students Seeking to Study in Dunedin New Zealand

Kavanagh College New Zealand


Kavanagh College, New Zealand has been a choice destination for international students studying since the mid 1980s.

Students choosing to study at Kavanagh College are frequently independent in choice and have made a decision to explore a less well-known destination for a unique experience. Many come because of the reputation New Zealand has for a high- quality English-based education with a wonderful natural environment.





The ever increasing number of international students seeking to study in Dunedin, New Zealand has highlighted the strength that this destination has for students seeking to develop international qualifications in a low-cost, highly-integrated, safe environment. Schools in the city are supported by the Mayor and other civic leaders. The city has a high focus on education, and the large number of young people makes it a very lively and youthful place to live. Students coming to Dunedin frequently begin in a secondary school and then proceed to either the Polytechnic or University for graduate study. Qualifications gained are recognized internationally, and this adds to the attraction of study here.

Dunedin city has a population of 120,000, and there are 24,000 tertiary students who come to the city from throughout New Zealand and overseas. The university has 3,000 international students, with groups coming from Asia, the Middle East, the Pacific Island and North America. Kavanagh College enrols between 30 and 40 international students each year.

Kavanagh College enrol students from throughout Asia, Europe and South America. The policy of having small numbers from each country has assisted the school to integrate the various international groups and to maintain a good pastoral atmosphere.
Kavanagh College is a modern Catholic co-educational high school. Kavanagh students achieve excellent academic results; 21 percent more Kavanagh students achieve University Entrance than the New Zealand national average. Recent Kavanagh graduates are enrolled at; Otago University, Auckland University, Massey University, University of Mainz Germany, Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland, San Jose College, California and Westin University of Toronto, Canada.

A key attraction for students coming to the South of New Zealand is the easy access to both a cultural environment where theatre and music are important parts of the city fabric, and to experience the unique New Zealand focus on sports. Students soon get involved in the student culture at the stadium and enjoy the fun associated with sport. New Zealanders like sport and exercise, and there are plenty of opportunities for recreation everywhere you go.

Three hours of the city, you will find access to international skiing facilities and world-class adventure tourism. Most students enjoy the opportunity to visit these places while they are in the country. Parents visiting students enjoy the opportunity to combine family time with a quality tourist experience.

Recent market research showed that students chose Dunedin as a destination for learning because it was so focused as a city on education. The large University of 17,000 with its Medical, Dental, Law, Science, Commerce and Arts faculties makes a great backdrop for the city. It is the largest economic activity in the city, and it is well known that the history of this relatively new country has been shaped by early settlers wishing for an educated community. Early in the history of the province, the first schools were built in Otago; in 1869 the first university in New Zealand was built in Dunedin. The Otago University has a proud tradition based on the Cambridge and Oxford model. At the same time, three of the country's first secondary schools were established. The founding school of Kavanagh College, Otago Boys High School and Otago Girls High School were built in the late 1860s. All three schools have become landmarks in the city and have developed strong reputations for excellence in academics, sport and cultural activities.

Kavanagh has a strong learning community where students and teachers work in unison to build well rounded, confident and successful young people ready to go out and make their mark on the world.


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Kavanagh College

Rattray Street

PO Box 737

Dunedin New Zealand

64 3 477-3408

64 3 479-0468

E Mail: cullenvm@kavanagh.school.nz

Web: www.kavanagh.school.nz

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CONTACT

Kavanagh College

Rattray Street

PO Box 737

Dunedin

New Zealand

Tel: 0064 3 477-3408

E Mail: cullenvm@kavanagh.school.nz

Web: www.kavanagh.school.nz



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