High School Exchange in New Zealand

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13 to 18
New Zealand
NCEA / Cambridge / IB
4 Weeks to 1 Year
January to December

What is the program about?

Kiwi Way Education has partnered-up with the most reputable high schools across New Zealand to offer the best education for international students. The High School Exchange program is run every year from January to December.

Students can participate in this program for short-term and long-term. The options are:

  • 4 weeks
  • 1 term (10 to 11 weeks)
  • 2 terms (24 weeks)
  • 3 terms (36 weeks)
  • 4 terms (full year)

We run special programs for groups of students and summer camps.

We arrange every detail of the trip including flights, accommodation, guardianship, enrolment, visa application (when required), medical insurance, and social activities.

Why chose the New Zealand Education?

Highest Education Standards
  • 8% of NZ students were top all-round students, double the OECD average
  • High standards for all schools
  • New Zealand students' PISA scores for literacy, maths and science are amongst the highest in the world
  • First country in the world to introduce a Code of Practice to set the standards of international education in New Zealand

New Zealand is ranked the 2nd most peaceful country by the Global Peace Index. It's also the least corrupt nation, according to the Transparency International Corruption perception Index. The 2019 Legatum Prosperity Index ranks New Zealand as 7th, ahead of the USA, UK and Australia.


Every student can achieve their academic goals under the premise of:

  • Focused, personal attention from passionate and caring teachers
  • Study involves a balance of practical and theoretical learning
  • Students are encouraged to think creatively, independently & analytically
Qualifications that open new futures

New Zealand offers a great range of education qualifications that are internationally recognised and easily transferable.

National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA)

New Zealand's main national schools qualification. Can also include the University Entrance qualification and is recognised by many countries, including the United States, Britain and Australia when attained at NCEA level 3.

The Cambridge Examinations

Approximately 60 New Zealand secondary schools offer this qualification. It can be attained at three levels in either year 11, 12 or 13 and uses a range of assessment methods with the emphasis on external exams. Coursework and internal assessment are also part of many subjects.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Developed in Geneva, the IB is designed to provide an internationally accepted qualification for entry to higher education. There are 21 World Schools in New Zealand offering one or more of the three IB programmes.

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