Sprachcaffe's High School Programme

Experience an exciting adventure and diverse landscapes in the unique island nation in the southern Pacific.

New Zealand High School Stay »

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New Zealand High School Stay

"Sweet as...", one of the most common sayings in New Zealand slangs, perfectly sums up the Kiwi's easy-going attitude towards life. The Land of the Long White Cloud, the Maori name for New Zealand, will welcome you with friendly people, excellent schools, diverse leisure activities, and modern cities. The country's nature is absolutely breathtaking. Silent fjords, alpine mountains, glaciers, hot springs, waterfalls, jungle-like forests, long white sandy beaches: these are sights that you won't forget easily.

13 - 18 year olds

Duration of stay

4 / 6 weeks, 1 - 4 terms, and 6 terms

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Public high school with choice of location & school


North and South Island

New Zealand  is divided into two beautiful yet very different islands, each offering different landscapes and an incomparable variety of scenery. The country is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and the Tasman Sea. On the North Island you will find beautiful beaches, fields, vineyards, dormant volcanoes and volcanic lakes, hot springs, and glowworm caves. You will also find the iconic Shire and Hobbiton from the Lord of the Rings movies, for which New Zealand is world-famous. If you are in the country you cannot miss a visit to Auckland, the biggest city in New Zealand famous for its Sky Tower and the rugby stadium of the legendary All Blacks. More lakes, fjords, mountains, and glaciers are waiting for you on the South Island, which offers a large variety of outdoor activities. In addition to the Maori, the indigenous people of New Zealand, 4.4 million Kiwis inhabit the island, New Zealanders of European descent. Particularly noteworthy is the incredible openness and friendliness of the locals, as well as their easy-going way of enjoying life!

Highlight: Sydney-Experience

Does your high school stay start in January or July? Then don't miss Sprachcaffe's amazing Sydney Experience! During this four-day stopover you will have the opportunity to explore some of Sydney's most iconic locations such as Harbour Bridge, the Sydney Opera House, and Bondi Beach. Accommodation and meals are of course included in the price, so you don't have to worry about anything and truly enjoy your adventure!

Your New Zealand stay

The New Zealand school system is divided into terms. A school year consists of 4 terms of 3 months each per year. The terms are divided as follows:

Term 1: End of January - middle of April
Term 2: End of April - beginning of July
Term 3: Mid-July - End of September
Term 4: Beginning of October - middle of December

For your High School Year in New Zealand, you have the option to choose from 1 to 4 terms starting in January, April, July or October. You also have the option of booking for either 4 or 6 weeks or 6 terms starting in July. You will be in New Zealand a few days before school starts. If you add the Sydney Experience, you will fly to New Zealand a week before school starts and start your adventure earlier.

Frequently Asked Questions about High School in New Zealand

You will stay with a previously screened and approved host family. The student's needs and interests will be met as much as possible with those of the host family.
Yes, a school uniform is compulsory in most schools.
Classes run from approximately 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
In New Zealand, schools have an international department so that each student can receive appropriate support on site.
Family visits are possible only at the end of the program.
Students usually bring their ski equipment with them, but it can also be rented on site.
Students are not allowed to work during their high school stay.
New Zealand has a developed and very well organised network of public transport.
Due to insurance reasons, students are not allowed to sign up for driving courses. It is also not allowed to drive motorized vehicles.
Unfortunately we do not offer private high schools within our program in New Zealand.
The standard vaccinations common in Europe (tetanus, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis A and B, diphtheria, pertussis, polio) are recommended.
New Zealand is a very safe country that greatly prioritises security. The crime rate has continued to decrease in the 21st century.  Nevertheless, we recommend to keep personal valuables either on yourself or in a safe place.

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