Whether you are here for a ten-week experience overseas or hoping to graduate from BDSC and continue studying in New Zealand, we provide a series of trips during the school year to amazing parts of our country. So you can maximise your time with us and take advantage of everything the school and New Zealand has to offer.
Our trip to the Coromandel is a part of our amazing End-of-Year Program. For many of our students, this trip is the absolute highlight of their time at our school.
On our Bay of Islands trip we go sand boarding, take a dolphin cruise and see the largest Kauri tree in the world. This amazing trip is a great way to showcase some of the things that make New Zealand special!
Rotorua is a great way to showcase the best of traditional Māori culture. Students get to learn the haka, eat a hangi, and enjoy the signature sights (and smells) of “Roto-Vegas”!
Moving to a new place can be challenging, especially if you don’t know anyone and things are unfamiliar. Here’s some advice on how to meet new people and make new friends while you’re studying in New Zealand.
Your personal wellbeing and mental health are very important to living a healthy life. Find out how to stay happy, healthy and safe as an international student in New Zealand.
It’s important to understand how New Zealand law applies to you while you’re here. Find out what our laws are around drugs, cigarettes and alcohol.
The following is a guide to potential living costs that students are likely to incur during their stay. In general, we would recommend ~$100NZD pocket money per week.
|Mobile phone plan||$20 per month|
|Public Transport||$70 per month|
|Free time activities||$300 per month|
We would also recommend that on arrival students open a New Zealand Bank account, the school can help with this. Parents can provide a monthly amount to students that they can budget with.
If you need legal advice YouthLaw Aotearoa provides legal advice to young people and children living in New Zealand.
The citizens advice bureau are a locally based, community organisation who help people to know and understand their rights and obligations, and how to use this information to get the best outcomes.
Learn more about New Zealand lifestyles, Māori culture, speaking New Zealand English, and our attitudes to relationships and religious freedoms.
For many, the first qualifications earned at school will be the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA). Here’s how it works.
Dan Cullum and his friends are on a quest to travel the length of the second longest river in the USA on a boat made from recycled and reclaimed materials. Their goal is to produce a documentary. Its purpose is to follow the challenges of a journey on trash, to unearth the reason behind why the Mississippi River is one of the most polluted in the world, and to tell the story of how local communities along the river have been affected by its pollution and their efforts to clean and restore it.
A peak body for schools supporting international students in the education sector