New to New Zealand?
Moving to a new country is an exciting prospect but we understand that sometimes it can be a little daunting, too.
If you're new to New Zealand, Media Design School is here to help you. From the moment you first arrive in Auckland, our Student Services Manager will ensure that you are welcomed and that you settle in to life in New Zealand as quickly as possible.
New Zealanders have a reputation of being some of the most friendly people in the world and we are focused on ensuring that you feel at home here. Once you become a part of the Media Design School family though, you'll know your jandals from your pavlovas in no time at all.
Download our Student Guide to Auckland to learn more about our wonderful country, and also find important information that you'll need if you are considering making the move to New Zealand.
Media Design School is located in the heart of Auckland, New Zealand's biggest city. Known as the city of sails, Auckland (or Tāmaki Makaurau) is New Zealand's most populated city with 1.4 million people currently residing here.
The central city boasts a harbour, museum, art gallery, several concert and theatre venues, town hall and countless public reserves, parks and recreation areas. A variety of shopping, dining and entertainment options cater for a range of interests.
Don't just take our word for it though: in 2015, the Global Peace Index ranked New Zealand the fourth safest country in the world, while the 2015 Mercer Quality of Life Survey ranked Auckland the third most liveable city globally. Better yet, Auckland has also been ranked 18th on the Top 25 Best Student Cities list by the QS Best Student Cities Index 2016.
The Media Design School campus is not only close to some of Auckland's finest restaurants, cafes and shopping districts; it's close to some great hiking spots, beautiful beaches, and adventure activities galore. Popular day trips from Auckland include taking the ferry to Waiheke Island or driving to Matamata to visit Hobbiton, where Lord of the Rings was filmed.
Download our Guide to Auckland here.