Playing beach volleyball after school and watching rugby matches on the weekends. Going on bike rides and taking a dip in the ocean. Walking barefoot through town and drinking coffee in a local café. It’s all part of the laid-back lifestyle in this magical island nation. Before long, you’ll pick up the local Kiwi slang, as well as Māori words and expressions. Five days a week, you’ll take classes (taught in English) for eight hours a day at a local public or private high school with your New Zealander peers. Rest assured, you’ll still have plenty of time to volunteer, do extracurricular sports and activities, or just chill on the beach.