GETTING SETTLED There is much to learn about living in a foreign country!
You may have many questions, such as:
How does banking in the New Zealand work?
Is there public transport?
What if I get sick?
What if I have an emergency?
Do I need a New Zealand driver's license?
How do I get health and car insurance?
Where is the best place to get a car rental?
How do I rent a flat?
ISMNZ wants to help you find answer these questions. Depending on which city you study in, things like public transport, renting a flat, where to go if you are sick need to be answered locally. Either your campus International Student Support Office, the campus chaplaincy or a local ISMNZ worker can assist you in dealing with these needs.
We've researched many of these topics and offer information and links:
If you're used to driving in the city, you should take care when driving on New Zealand's open country roads. We have a good motorway system but weather extremes, the terrain and narrow secondary roads and bridges require drivers to be very vigilant. You can find out what's different about driving in New Zealand on the NZ Transport Agency website.