By Daniel Cariello
BA Hons English Literature graduate

Teaching English in New Zealand: A Country of Cultural Splendour

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Small, remote and thinly populated, New Zealand is a spectacular destination for any keen travellers looking to get away from their chaotic urban lifestyle. The majority of the population are situated on the two main islands of the archipelago, Te Ika a Maui and Pounamu, and both are famous for magical outdoor experiences. Glamorous scenery, superb cuisine, wine and beer, and an exciting nightlife is what makes New Zealand such a popular destination amongst tourists.

In addition, New Zealand is becoming more and more famous for live music experiences. Particularly well known for celebrating dub, reggae, hip-hop and alternative rock, if you have an ear for music then you’ll definitely appreciate the opportunities that New Zealand has to offer. Furthermore, the country is also celebrated for art galleries, which can be found throughout all of the islands.

If you’re a fan of rugby then New Zealand is the perfect destination for you as the sport can be said to be nothing less than a national obsession. With the most successful nation team in history, the All Blacks, citizens take the sport extremely seriously and have a fierce rivalry with neighbouring country Australia.

New Zealand is also famed for its fantastic landmarks, including all-encompassing forestry, and excellent opportunities to fish on a coastline that stretches for just less than 10,000 miles.

If this sounds like something that you would be interested in getting involved with, then you will require a bachelor’s degree and a TEFL Certification. You will also have to apply for a working visa.

You’re in for an amazing trip if you do decide to visit, and you will definitely appreciate the natural splendour that New Zealand
has to offer.

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