The Covid pandemic and ongoing geopolitical world events, have left many people feeling insecure and worried about the future. In this situation, finding a safe study destination is now more than ever, a big consideration when students and families are deciding on a study destination.
No country is perfect in terms of safety. When students are at home or abroad, there are some basic considerations that people take generally in the name of keeping safe. And we cannot predict the future but we can try to make good decisions with the information we have at the moment.
New Zealand has always been considered one of the world’s safest study destinations. And it is not just students who look at New Zealand for a safe place to stay. Many of the world’s wealthiest people have bought homes in rural New Zealand, as a kind of bolt hole if they should ever need one.
Students often comment that New Zealand is far from the world’s problems. Our geographical isolation and the fact New Zealand consists of Islands with no close neighbors, provides a level of security that is not always felt in other countries.
Further, students can enjoy their time outdoors in the knowledge that there are no dangerous animals, insects or other creatures that can hurt them. Adventures outdoors and camping can be a big part of the New Zealand experience. Imagine the beautiful night sky, lite up with millions of stars, excellent visibility and little pollution. Indeed, New Zealand has the world’s largest International Dark Sky reserve of 4,300 square kilometres in the Mount Cook region of the South Island of New Zealand. (A dark sky reserve is an area without the light pollution that are characteristic of big cities).
There is much to enjoy about New Zealand.