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Auckland

Auckland is the largest and most populated city in New Zealand, and even though is not the capital, it drives most of the country’s economy. It is located on the northern island, and it is one of the few cities in the world to have 2 ports. In fact, Auckland’s inhabitants are known for their passion for sailing sports, and how could they no like it considering their prime location.

Factors like this, have turned this marvellous city, to become the 3rd out 10 best cities in the world to live, besides of being renamed in other rankings related to quality of life. Auckland has a lot to offer, it is a multicultural city with plenty of landscapes and beaches to visit.

Throughout the year, you will be able to visit all the beaches, since the weather doesn’t change much despite the seasons. Whether is summer or winter, you can always have a swim and relish the view.

Not only nature is one of Auckland’s most attractive feature, their demand for employment is something that calls the attention of many, considering that is the economic capital of New Zealand.

  • Great weather
  • Coastal life style
  • High number of Spanish speakers
  • Seasonal work

  • Summer: December to February from 26° to 40°

  • Winter from 9° to 22°

  • Spring and Autumn: 15° a 25°

  • 650.000 habitants

Where to live in Auckland?

  • CBD: If you prefer the city life rather than the country side, Auckland’s CBD will be perfect for you. With numerous cafes, restaurants, shops and vivid night life, you could find anything here. The other good thing about living in the city centre is that, all businesses are situated there, which means that you won’t have to catch public transport to get to your school or work.

 

  • Parnell is like traveling in time 200 years back. It is the oldest and most traditional suburb. Considering the architecture and its heritage, this is an affordable area to live. Perhaps you won’t have the luxuries of the modern high-rises, but you will surely enjoy a traditional kiwi experience.

 

  • Ponsonby is the closest suburb to the city center with a relaxing and laid-back vibe. Here you will find cool bars and cafes, which make it popular among international students.

 

  • Newmarket is full of trendy stores. Being close to the city makes it a good place to live as well as to look for a job.

Read this before you arrive in Auckland

Despite being a study destination for international students, there is so much to explore in Auckland. You will have the opportunity of mixing with people from all around the world, however, don’t forget that your goal is to improve your English skills.

Just like in Australia, if you catch public transport, you need to touch on and touch off every time you use public transport.

There are jobs in Auckland, however, they won’t come to you. So, get ready to prepare your speech and get out there to look for that job that will help you learn more about the culture and enrich your experience of studying and living overseas.

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