• New Zealand
4 - 52 weeks
Program Categories
Cultural Immersion Study Abroad
General grants/scholarships
Health & Safety

Program Details

Academic Year Fall Spring Winter
Host Family
Age Min.
Age Max


Price Details
Program fee includes:
-- Host family accommodations and 3 meals per day
-- Medical/Accident insurance
-- Support and counseling services from in-country staff
-- 24-hour emergency support
-- Pre-departure orientations
-- General Pre-departure Orientation (in-person or via Skype)
-- Cultural Pre-departure Orientation (via Skype)
-- Arrival Orientation with local coordinator in New Zealand
-- Personal assistance from a Greenheart Travel program manager
-- Letter of Recommendation upon request and successful completion of the program
What's Included
Accommodation Some Activities Meals
Jan 30, 2023
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About Program

Spend an amazing trimester, semester or year studying abroad as an exchange student in New Zealand, and dive head first into a friendly culture that inspires adventure. As a high school student abroad, you will live with a host family, attend a local high school and have a full immersion experience that will make you stand out on college applications.

Program at a Glance:
-- Host family accommodation provides full cultural immersion
-- No foreign language experience required — they speak English!
-- Program fee includes accommodation and so much more!
-- You can choose between trimester, semester or academic year lengths
-- Straightforward online application process

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Diversity & Inclusion

BIPOC Support

We appreciate that everyone has a unique worldview and value everyone regardless of age, race, ethnicity, gender or gender identity, ability, military status, religion, sexual orientation or political view. We are committed to building relationships and ensuring everyone we encounter feels welcomed, respected, and accepted. Greenheart is committed to helping anyone find the best program fit and will go the extra mile to make sure our participants feel safe and supported wherever they end up.

LGBTQIA+ Support

Greenheart Travel welcomes travelers identifying as LGTBQ+, and is committed to helping you find the best program for you. We can provide information on the cultural norms of our destination countries and are prepared to advise you on the best programs based on your needs and interests.
While most of our programs could be a good fit, we also know that certain cultures and countries are more accepting of and prepared to host LGBTQ+ people than others. We are committed to working with LGBTQ+ people to determine which experiences may be the right fit for them. Please reach out if you want to discuss which of our programs might fit you best ahead of applying at travelabroad@greenheart.org or set up a phone call with us here.

Neurodivergent Support

Greenheart works with partners who have varying levels of what is considered "good mental health". While we cannot change their eligibility conditions, we will work with participants to the best of our abilities in order to get them the program placement they want. We encourage you to discuss your specific situation with us directly, before securing these documents.

Accessibility Support

Greenheart Travel welcomes students of varying ability to explore their study abroad options! While resources and support differ from country to country, Greenheart Travel staff work with individual students as needed to find program options that will set students up for success.



We believe in supporting our travelers to make a positive impact in their communities. The Greenheart Club provides Greenheart Grant funding to alumni projects all over the world.
As the leading eco-friendly exchange organization, we are passionate about helping travelers explore the globe while respecting the environment and cultural heritage of the destinations they explore.

Ethical Impact

Greenheart Travel is a branch of Greenheart International, a Chicago-based organization that connects people and planet to create global leaders through personal development, volunteer service, environmentalism, fair trade, and cultural exchange. We provide resources, grants, and experiences to those who want to immerse themselves in another culture and leave it better than when they arrived. Through volunteering, creating relationships and more.

Program Highlights

  • Choose a 2 month, semester, or academic year program that fits your schedule
  • Host family accommodations, tuition, and meals included in the program fee
  • 5-6 cultural or outdoor activities per semester, and an outdoor and cultural adventure program for Fall students
  • Assistance from a personal program manager before, during and after your program abroad
  • Pre-departure and arrival orientations included

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