More than ever before, the world needs people who seek new horizons well beyond their own community and country. These young men and women understand the importance of cultural sensitivity and a global perspective. Geographically, New Zealand is far from many parts of the world, yet New Zealanders want to know what is happening elsewhere and how they can be part of that much wider community. Young Kiwis are famous for their overseas experiences after they have finished formal education.

At IPU New Zealand, the world comes to you. Our student body typically consists of young people from more than 20 different countries. In a truly international environment, students from widely diverse international backgrounds live and study together on our park-like campus. They benefit from studying in small classes where the care and success of students is a priority for our staff. More importantly, they experience the joys and challenges of understanding the multiple perspectives of their fellow students—and therefore, the world beyond our shores.

IPU New Zealand graduates find work locally and internationally

You’ll find IPU New Zealand graduates in many parts of the world. Our alumni work in multinational companies, business and tourism, NGOs, business and commerce, international relations, tourism and hospitality, as well as in education, in areas such as language teaching.

IPU New Zealand graduates possess valuable skills

Our graduates develop the real-world skills of creative thinking, problem-solving, applying ideas and strategies, working independently and proactively. In addition, their interdisciplinary studies at IPU New Zealand prepare them for active participation in the wide world of the 21st century.

IPU New Zealand graduates benefit from international connections

There’s a feeling of being part of a large family at IPU New Zealand from their many out-of-class activities and interactions with their Kiwi and international peers, our students quickly develop a global outlook. They make lasting international connections and become well aware of career opportunities for their futures.

So, what are you waiting for? IPU New Zealand will challenge and guide you towards your goal of being an active participant in the world of tomorrow. Take your first step on the road to success.

IPU New Zealand awaits you!

Dr Setsuko Ohashi