Feedback from Kymbat from Kostanay
My name is Kymbat, and I currently study at Otago Polytechnic Auckland International Campus (OPAIC). The program I took is Graduate Diploma in Sales and Marketing.
My story starts in the beginning of 2017 when I started to plan my New Zealand trip. The only provider of correct and reliable information on studying and travelling to New Zealand is Kiwi Education! If you want your New Zealand experience to be be smooth, with minimum risk and mistakes, I recommend to contact Kiwi Education consultants.
There is no doubt they are the best in the industry, and the reviews of their students you must have read before, the stories of success and clear web-site and active social network profiles of the company just
prove my point. What I like the most about Kiwi Education is their responsible attitude, prompt replies, and individual approach. Hope you do not hesitate now which agency to choose!
September 9 th , 2017. Auckland International Airport. My first day in Auckland, New Zealand. Rainy morning. Welcoming shuttle got me to a friendly Kiwi family who have become my New Zealand homestay, who I call family from now on. I chose homestay because I countedon heir help to adjust to the new environment. That is the reason I arrived before my classes started.
There is no a second I regret about living with homestay, it’s been a pleasure to be a part of a family. Even though my classes started in October, I do not regret about coming earlier as well. I took this time to explore Auckland, to recover from jet-lag, and to socialize within the new culture. That’s what I recommend is to arrive at least a week earlier to let yourself sometime to adjust to the new time zone.
October 24 th , 2017. OPAIC. First classes officially started. First Block. What I love the most is that one block is no longer than two months. Lectures are twice a week, which is great as well. Attendance is compulsory. Assignments are both individual and in groups. My group is around 20-25 students obviously international (India 70%, China 20%, 10% – Russia, Nepal, Germany, New Zealand). – statistic is just for fun; you can opt it out, I counted it on one of the classes. Nothing special about my college classes, I used to study in pretty modern university
back in Kazakhstan so lectures type and way of teaching are quite similar to what I got used to. Most importantly you probably want to hear about my job search. It’s epic.
Starting from my first day I started to look for a part-time job. It was not such an easy task for me. I always admire Kiwi Education clients’ stories when they find their job on first week, second week, third day. It is not my story. Mine is long and with lots of effort, dozens of interviews. My search range was from barista to a marketing assistant. Jobs like barista, retail sales person, cashier, and so on are not so easy to get, because there is a strong competition. Most of locals apply for them too. My recommendation to you is to be persistent, optimistic, and don’t forget to encourage yourself for small progress.
November 12 th , 2017. My first shift at job. Extremely happy me. The job is not easy, very demanding, long hours on your feet, but it’s totally worth it after my two months’ search. New Zealand is a great country with spectacular nature, friendly international culture.
What I like the most is a good and supportive sports environment. Here I started going to yoga classes, here I steadily go to the gym, here I started my swimming classes and making a progress. Most of my friends dream to travel to New Zealand, and the idea that you live in your friends dream place makes the journey more exciting. So when you come to New Zealand, be kind – share some photos to social networks.
I think that is it in a nutshell. I love where I am now, and I am excited about every single day of mine in New Zealand.