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
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.