Massey University, Auckland, is located in the rolling parkland on Auckland's beautiful northern coast. The Auckland campus, also known as the "Albany campus" accommodates nearly 7000 students across more than 70 different programmes. It is known as a modern and innovative campus with Spanish inspired architecture.
The campus is located in New Zealand's newest and modern student environment, next to the North Harbour Stadium and the country's largest shopping center. The campus is 20 minutes away from Auckland City Centre via public transport and just a 5 minute bike ride from the beach. Massey University is also a hub for both social and sports events that often resemble those seen in movies, providing the ultimate study abroad feeling.
You can look forward to Massey University, Auckland's state-of-the-art science labs that complement the new "Student Central Complex" in the heart of the campus. Furthermore, the university is known for its high-tech business incubator, better known as the e-center, which aims to shape New Zealand's future in business. The university's "Trading Room" includes Bloomberg's financial terminals, live stock market overview, analytics feeds and brand new screens.
To be 100% sure that the university is geared up with the latest tech facilities, Massey University's Auckland campus has partnered with some of the largest technology parks in New Zealand. The class sizes varies based on what you study, so you can attend classes both in an auditoriums as well as in smaller classes. This gives you the circumstances to meet a lot of new people and make new friends from all over the world.
Ranked as among Lonely Planet's top 10 best travel destinations, and known as New Zealand's largest and most multicultural city, there is much to experience for international students. The city is the country's commercial and economic center, and is recognized as one of the best cities in the world to live in, thanks to the modern and sophisticated environment, good climate and countless activities to enjoy during your leisure time.
As the world's most recently discovered land, New Zealand and Auckland are known as a multicultural mix from Mäori, the Pacific Islands, Asia and European cultures that enriches the city with a wide range of exquisite food, cultural diversity and openness among locals.
Auckland is surrounded by water and thus known as a sailing city, as through their 3 ports there are hundreds of yachts sailing through which provides sweeping views of the water for the 1.5 million inhabitants of the city. The city is decked out with skyscrapers, but just half an hour away from the city center, you can experience mountains, beaches, volcanoes and more than 50 different nearby islands.
Living at the Massey hall of residence gives you the ultimate sense of being included in a true student community. It gives you great opportunities to establish a student life where you meet people from all over the world.
Homes are available both with meals included and without. There are 24/7 dedicated and professional staff available for all residents. There will be a team living at the student accommodations, which welcomes students, helps them if necessary, creates a safe environment and generally provides the environment with a social and fun atmosphere.
It is important to note that the residence areas are smoke-free and some of them are non-alcoholic. Residents are responsible for cleaning their own student housing and, of course, cleaning up after themselves in the common areas.
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The Homestay option is for those who want an authentic experience with a local family from New Zealand. You become a member of a family that supports you from start to finish during your study abroad adventure.
Students who take advantage of the homestay option get their very own fully furnished room. This includes:
- Bed with linen that is washed weekly
- Desk with chair and lamp
- Pillows, blankets and towels
- Street cupboards and drawers
- Unlimited internet
Additionally, there is access to the kitchen, bathroom, toilet, laundry room, living room and dining room. Some homestay families have multiple rooms so one can share one's homestay experience with another student. The families have been carefully selected and have several years of experience as host families for international students.
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It is of course also possible to find something private such as an apartment, house or room. It is even an option to rent a room in a hostel or apartment with or without roommates at the following links:
It is important to make sure of the credibility of the landlord along with reading the contract carefully before signing when applying for accommodation outside the university's own student accommodation and collaborators.
Should you be unsure about some elements of private housing rental, it is always a good idea to contact the company/person you are renting from or possibly contact Tenancy Services New Zealand.
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