My experience with being a study abroad student at the University of Auckland so far has been quite good. If you're starting at semester 2 (July) don't expect too much from the Orientation as this is mostly information, but join as many SASS events, etc. as possible as this will help you make friends. The studies itself is a bit more work here than what I would say is normal at NTNU's Computer Science program much because work throughout the semester counts toward your grade. I am enrolled in SE254, SE306, CS705, and PHIL105G. There are few to none study abroad students in any of the Software engineering courses, but the locals are very friendly and open if you are. The study abroad team is helpful throughout your application session and replies to emails quickly.