When it comes to natural beauty, local hospitality and outdoor adventure, nothing quite compares to the land of the long white cloud. And with the help from us, you could find yourself immersed further into the New Zealand lifestyle than you may ever have thought possible!

A New Zealand gap year from us offers participants the chance to work alongside Kiwi locals and experience the true New Zealand. As a gap assistant, you’ll be on hand to help out teachers and tutors at a leading New Zealand school, working directly with the local students. A huge range of school placements are available on both the North and South islands, allowing you to get a taste of life in whichever part of this diverse country you’d like.

And when school’s out, you’re free to travel the length of this stunning country. From beaches to ski fields, New Zealand’s got it all. Play movie scout by touring the locations used in The Lord of the Rings, hit up the extreme sports playground of Queenstown, go for a walk on the famous Fox Glacier, or hit the renowned Marlborough region to enjoy New Zealand’s magnificent wines; there is so much packed into this island nation that the options will appear to be endless.

Our gap year program will include meals, accommodation, a weekly allowance, visa assistance, a comprehensive in-country orientation and ongoing support from our committed team.



Our New Zealand gap year programme is available as an 11-month commitment. Commencement dates and durations are as follows:
Late July to late June (typically for Northern Hemisphere residents)
Late January to early December (typically for Southern Hemisphere residents)

Participants can expect to receive between NZ$150.00 and NZ$200.00 per week as an allowance during the school term, as well as the free food and accommodation that is included. For those who demonstrate initiative and enthusiasm, there may also be opportunities to travel on school camps and day trips. These additional trips usually come at little or no expense to the gap assistant!

Information regarding the application closing dates for New Zealand gap year programmes beginning in July 2017 can be found below. In order to be fair to all applicants, application closing dates must be strictly enforced, so the earlier you apply, the better! However, if you wish to register after the application closing dates, contact us via email (as last minute placements may have come up!).
UK/EU residents: January 20, 2017
North American residents: January 20, 2017
South African residents: February 3, 2017
The rest of the world: January 20, 2017
It should be noted that applications will only be accepted via the online application form.

All of our gap year programmes are subject to an application fee (non-refundable) and programme fee (only charged once an applicant is successfully placed).

Application Fees
(payable via credit card only)
Australia / New Zealand: $125.00
Europe / United Kingdom: £50.00
South Africa: R 700.00
North America + Other: $125.00
Programme Fees:
Australia / New Zealand: $2450.00
Europe / United Kingdom: £1250.00
South Africa: R 15,500.00
North America + Other: $2450.00

The New Zealand gap year program fee includes:
– Your placement as an assistant at a leading New Zealand school
– Accommodation and food during your placement
– A two night in-country orientation course upon arrival (including accommodation, breakfasts and welcome dinner)
– A Duty of Care course in conjunction with the Australian Boarding School Association
– An orientation walking tour around Auckland
– A New Zealand SIM card
– A New Zealand Lonely Planet guide
– Access to discounted travel insurance policies (a mandatory requirement for all programs)
– Access to a variety of discounted tours throughout New Zealand, Australia, Asia and the South Pacific
– Two free international money transfers

Applicants for our New Zealand gap year program must:
– Be aged between 17 and 25 at the time of your arrival into New Zealand
– Have a valid passport from their home country
– Have no pre-existing medical conditions
– Have no criminal record (evidence will be required)
– Have completed secondary schooling prior to arrival into New Zealand
– Be willing to undergo a medical examination as part of the visa application (this will depend on whether New Zealand Immigration authorities require it)

All outbound travel arrangements (airfares, comprehensive travel insurance, etc.) are an additional cost to the application and program fees of our gap year programs. While it is the participants’ responsibility to arrange their own travel to New Zealand, we are always on hand to offer assistance and recommendations to coincide with the in-country orientation and placement arrival transfers. For UK-based participants, we highly recommend the travel services of GapYear.com (www.gapyear.com).

To apply for this program, you’ll first be required to complete our online application form. As you work your way through the form, be sure to be as detailed and thorough as possible – the more we know about you, the better we can help! You will be asked to upload a photo of yourself and a copy of your CV (with a cover letter if you so choose).
So, you’ve completed the form. Well done! But what’s next?
Once we receive the form, we’ll contact your three nominated referees and ask them to complete a confidential online evaluation form regarding your suitability for the New Zealand gap year program. Once we’ve heard back from all of your referees, we’ll send you an email to arrange a time and date for your face-to-face interview.
Following your face-to-face interview, we hope to be in a position to discuss your application with the ideal school for you in New Zealand!

Would you like more information regarding our New Zealand gap year program? Click below to download the info pack.



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