New centre for international students in Auckland opened by IDP Education
Published on June 15 2018
- IDP Education, a global leader in international education, opens its first student support centre in Auckland.
- The space helps connect international students with new peers and relevant support systems as they settle into their new life in New Zealand so they are best placed to achieve their study goals.
- The centre also houses an IELTS English language test centre, where customers can take IELTS on computer.
- IDP has a rich and established relationship with New Zealand’s education system and has strong partnerships with all eight universities and training providers.
- International students are invited to visit the centre for free events, support and advice from IDP’s team of expert education counsellors.
International students in Auckland have a new space to connect and learn about their study, career and English language testing opportunities thanks to an innovative centre opened by global education experts, IDP Education.
Located in the education precinct of Lorne Street, the centre is staffed by a team of experts in New Zealand’s world-leading education and support systems.
The space will also be home to a test centre for the leading high-stakes English language test, IELTS. This will be one of the first places in New Zealand where customers can take IELTS on a computer.
James Cauchy, Regional Director Australasia, said the centre opening extends the level of support IDP provides to students once they start their studies in New Zealand.
“Over the last eight years we have partnered with New Zealand’s eight world-class universities and education institutions to assist students from around the world to study in the country. This has given us deep insights into the perceptions and expectations international students have when they arrive in New Zealand,” Mr Cauchy said.
“While moving to a new country is an exciting and life-changing experience for our globally ambitious customers, it can also bring about challenges – such as dealing with homesickness and difficulty understanding education and health systems - as they navigate life in a new city.
“Our New Zealand student services launch supports our vision of creating a truly connected community, combining face-to-face, personalised services, with our latest technology platforms, in an engaging and welcoming environment.
“It is this personalised and student-centred support model which helps IDP students achieve their global study ambitions.
“We look forward to continuing our connection and supporting our students – many of whom we first helped in their home country through IDP’s global network,” he said.
IDP Education Auckland at Level 1, 3 Lorne St and is open Monday to Friday from 10am – 5:30pm.
For further information, please contact:
- Gracie Daniel
- IDP Education
- Ashton Debono
- Porter Novelli
- M: +61 402 978 485
About IDP Education
IDP, an ASX listed company that is 50 per cent owned by Australian universities, is a global leader in international education. We help international students study in English-speaking countries. Our success comes from connecting students with the right course at the right institution in the right country. We’ve been operating for almost 50 years, creating a network of opportunity with offices in more than 30 countries.
We are also a proud co-owner of IELTS, the world’s most popular high-stakes English language test, and an operator of 11 English language teaching campuses across South East Asia. In 2017, IDP acquired The Hotcourses Group – owners of some of the world’s most popular education websites such as The Complete University Guide, Whatuni and Hotcourses Abroad.
IDP is a living network of students, clients, services, alumni and employers.
Together, we are working around the world to help students connect to success.
About computer-delivered IELTS
Computer-delivered IELTS will be available in New Zealand from August.
Computer-delivered IELTS was launched in Australia in December 2017 and is being introduced across the IELTS testing network in 2018.
The test is the same as paper-based IELTS for content, scoring, timing, level of difficulty, question format and security arrangements.
Computer-delivered IELTS includes Listening, Reading and Writing. The Speaking test will continue to be face-to-face, as it is a more reliable indicator of communication and it is what our customers tell us feels more natural for them.
Computer-delivered IELTS will not replace paper-based IELTS but rather offer a choice in delivery and more availability.
Results of computer-delivered IELTS are available between 5-7 days after taking all four test sections.
The IELTS partners are committed to continuous investment in test development in order to enhance the IELTS experience.
IELTS is jointly owned by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge Assessment English.