Year & Semester: Spend a semester on the other side of the world, experiencing New Zealand first-hand through living with a host family and attending a local high school. New Zealanders, called Kiwis, are famous for their active lifestyle and love of the outdoors.
As an AFSer, you will be able to spend much of your time outside of school exploring the islands on hikes (which they call tramps), visits to the beach for surfing or dolphin-spotting, and countless sports and other activities. Because of the proliferation of farms across the country, you will find a varied diet with a lot of fresh foods.
The most traditional meal in New Zealand is the roast, though Kiwis also love barbecues and fish and chips. A common dinner is an Asian style curry and stir fry, with some pudding or fresh fruit for dessert. There are also optional classes like outdoor recreation, tourism, agriculture, and catering. You’ll also get to participate in sports clubs, Maori cultural groups, choir, and drama clubs.