Study Abroad in New Zealand (3weeks)

Mandatory curriculum for all students!

Our G5 students go to New Zealand for a 3-week study abroad experience  every February.

They will stay with a host family and go to school in Thames, a small town about an hour away from Auckland, the largest city in New Zealand. Students will spend three weeks immersed in a live English environment, interacting with nature and experiencing different cultures.

Since they have to take care of themselves, they grow up mentally and come back to Japan with an independent look on their faces.

The elementary schools in Thames have a special focus on Maori language education, making the environment almost bilingual. The students who have returned to Japan will perform Maori songs and dances for the whole class.

PurposeTo immerse students in a different cultural environment and to develop a cosmopolitan mindset and humanity.
Practicing the English skills acquired at Kansai International Academy.
DestinationThames, North Island, New Zealand
(via Oakland Airport)
ContentsExperience homestay and school life at a local elementary school
GradeAll G5 students
Duration3 weeks
Departure DateAround February
FeeAbout 700,000 yen
(Study abroad expenses shall be deposited from the time of admission.)
LeadersHR Teachers

Study Abroad Schedules Example

Sunday,
February 7

12:30 Meet at Osaka International (Itami) Airport
14:15 Departure from Itami ⇒ 15:35 Arrival in Narita [NH2178]
18:30 Departure from Narita ⇒ 9:15 on Monday, February 8, arriving in Auckland [Flight NZ90]
Monday,
February 8

Saturday, February 6, Waitangi Day (National Day) replacement holiday
Move to Thames by bus. Arrival at EVAKONA
Meet the host family (Go to homestay ⇒ Start of homestay)
Tuesday,
February 9 –
Friday,
February 12
8:45 – 15:00 Commute to the local elementary school
Saturday,
February 13
One Day Outing Water Works
Sunday,
February 14
With host families all day
Monday,
February 15 –
Friday,
February 19
8:45 – 15:00 Commute to the local elementary school
Saturday,
February 20
1 day field trip Bullswool Farm and Nature Park
Sunday,
February 21
With host families all day
Monday,
February 22-
Friday,
February 26
8:45 – 15:00 Commute to the local elementary school
Saturday,
February 27
With host families all day
Sunday,
February 28

9:55 Departure from Auckland ⇒ 16:55 Arrival in Narita [NZ99]
17:55 Departure from Narita ⇒ 19:20 Arrival in Itami [NH2179]

Here is the schedule for February 2016 study abroad.