● Submit photocopies of your immigration documents to the Enrollment Officer

 


● Attend International student orientation and be familiar with each items on the orientation checklist

 


● Sign-up for Medical Insurance if you haven’t already done so. By Law, any student visa holder must have medical insurance for the entire duration of their study in New Zealand.

 


● Visit the administrative office and obtain the academic time-table from the respective officers.

 


● Upon your arrival, obtain a photo Student ID Card from the administrative office and enjoy the benefit of tertiary student.

 


● Banking: In New Zealand, it is customary to use EFTPOS or credit cards rather than cash because it is easier and safer. It is best to open an account at a bank so that money can be taken out of the account when needed. It is not safe to carry or keep large amounts of cash in your accommodation.

 


● Transferring funds from your home country: Full-service banks with international banking capabilities sell international money orders and receive deposits from banks outside of New Zealand. The best way to transfer funds from your country of origin to New Zealand is by electronic wire transfer directly from bank-to-bank. This method allows immediate credit and use of the money.

 


● Personal Safety: New international students should be aware of the safety resources, and should be responsible for ensuring their own personal safety.

 


● Transportation: You will find that there are many resources available to you to get around Christchurch or Auckland and to campus locations.

 


● Pastoral Care Officers: They are available on a confidential basis to assist students with any issues or questions that may arise during their time at Linguis such as: Cultural Adjustment, General Health and Wellbeing, Academic Issues, Flatting and Accommodation

 


● Take time to visit Useful Information on Linguis Website and visit attractions either in Christchurch or Auckland to get “a feel” of your home for the duration your studies.

 


● Welcome to New Zealand!!!