Connecting globally — Te whakawhanaunga ki ngā iwi o te ao
At Waimea College we are proud of our richly diverse student body and we warmly welcome international students from around the world.
Our international students come from a wide range of countries that include Austria, Brazil, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, Norway, Switzerland, Thailand, Taiwan and Vietnam amongst others.
“It is great to explore Waimea College and discover places or opportunities where you can meet and join people who enjoy, learn or share something like you want to. This has helped me feel connected with people beyond language.”
— Riho, Year 13
Our International Programme
Waimea College offers not just an education but a whole new lifestyle for our international students. As an international student you will be mainstreamed into regular classes with local students. You can choose from a wide range of subjects and will mix with a variety of other students.
Why Choose Waimea
Waimea College is committed to providing a world class education for our domestic and international students. We believe in supporting our students to attain personal standards of excellence in academic, sporting, cultural and recreational activities.
Our homestay families are one of our most valuable resources and will form a crucial part of shaping your experience here in New Zealand. Your homestay family will teach you about the New Zealand way of life. They will introduce you to their own friends and family, show you around our beautiful region and might even take you away on holiday with them.
Life in New Zealand
Your life as a secondary school student in New Zealand will be very different to the routines and expectations that you are accustomed to in your home country. The only way to learn the New Zealand way of life is to live it, but here is a little bit of information to get you thinking about what your life in New Zealand might look like.
Waimea College is a friendly, helpful and caring school. International and domestic students gain a lot from the school and each other when they follow the Waimea College Behaviour Code and wear their uniform with pride. We welcome applications from around the world, thank you for considering Waimea College for your son or daughter.