Whitecliffe, in partnership with five other Auckland schools and tertiary institutions, had the pleasure of hosting a group of enthusiastic and interested international Education agents on a five day Familiarisation Tour of Auckland and the hosting institutions in late June.
The hosting schools were granted funding from Education New Zealand to enable this invitation to be extended to the partner agents in seven different countries. The agents were Anne-Helene D’ettorre from Brock Education in New Caledonia; Sam Kwong from AAS Hong Kong; Andy Jaiwong from NZ Study (Thailand) Co. Ltd.; Betty Peng from Shenzhen Renhe Overseas Investment Service Co. Ltd. in China; Jane Lee from Evergreen International Education Consultant Co. Ltd. in Taiwan; Shinyoung Jang from NZUHAK.com in South Korea; and Rick Young from Selset New Zealand Centre in Malaysia.
The visit included viewing the campuses and meeting international students currently studying at Whitecliffe, Ardmore Flying School, Auckland Grammar, Diocesan School for Girls, International Travel College and Language Studies International. The agents toured Auckland city and immediate outlying areas and beaches so they could leave New Zealand with a good idea of how students from their countries will experience life in New Zealand. A highlight was the 30 minute flight over Auckland and the Waitemata Harbour courtesy of Ardmore Flying School.
This tour is an excellent example of how collaboration between Education Providers can extend the reach of New Zealand institutions. The hosting group were able to showcase the international standard of our programmes and the unique qualities for which New Zealand is renowned. Whitecliffe extends grateful thanks to Education New Zealand and to the agents who attended.
Image is left to right: Shinyoung Jang, Rick Young, Andy Jaiwong, Michele Whitecliffe, International Students Tommy Chin and Penny Pam, Sam Kwong, Betty Peng, Jane Lee, Lynnemaree Patterson, Anne-Hélène D’ettorre, Byung Ryoo and Lianne Saunders.