With a warm, sunny climate, beautiful beaches and stunning natural landscapes to explore, Nelson Tasman provides a relaxed lifestyle and study destination - the place to be this summer! You’ll live in a beautiful natural paradise, with bustling cafes, a mix of cultures, adventure sports, and a thriving arts scene, whilst studying at one of the region’s high-achieving schools or gaining an internationally-recognised qualification to set you on your future career path. The welcoming Nelson Tasman community helps students feel right at home so they can make the most of the regions educational and recreational opportunities, making it an extraordinary place to live, work and play!


Summer Holiday Programme

The International Education & Fun 2020/2021 Summer Holiday Programme is an exciting opportunity for international high school students from all over New Zealand to explore the country and experience a kiwi summer holiday. The Nelson-based holiday programme during January includes an optional English language course and heaps of fun activities. You have plenty of opportunities to make new friends while exploring Nelson and surroundings, with a day trip to the famous Abel Tasman National Park, visiting Cable Bay to embrace your inner Robin Hood during an archery tournament as well as Go Karting at Tahunanui beach – just to name a few. The two-week programme includes accommodation, activities and meals.

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A great base to explore

Students studying in the Nelson Tasman region have many of New Zealand’s most popular tourist attractions in their back yard. Check out our visit section to see what our region truly has to offer. Transport yourself to one of our three beautiful national parks and explore beaches, caves, waterfalls, lakes and iconic landmarks. Or experience the unique creative spirit within the regions art, food and culture. There’s an abundance of world-class activities and outstanding sight-seeing – we’ve got all of it and more in Nelson Tasman, where the ordinary is extraordinary! 

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Further study options

Nelson Tasman is a centre for world-class education and plays an important role in training the leaders of the future. The region is home to the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology, an NZQA Category 1 institute (the highest possible), where you can study with students from around the globe - all leading to internationally respected qualifications. Students also come to Nelson to learn and improve their English whilst meeting friends and exploring what the region has to offer. 

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