Student Stories

Tam Crystal


Name of student: Tam Le Do Thanh (from Vietnam)
School: ACG Pathways Campus
Programme: The University of Auckland Certificate in Foundation Studies  

I really enjoy living and studying in New Zealand. ACG Pathways Campus has such a good study environment.
I like the teaching methods here which are varied and flexible.


Name of student: Crystal Le Do Thanh (Tam's twin sister)
School: ACG Pathways Campus
Programme: The University of Auckland Certificate in Foundation Studies 

I love it here at ACG. I feel warmly welcomed, I am encouraged to keep moving forward and I feel safe and accepted here. We learn in new ways, new methods. New Zealand is such a great choice.

Rachel Kim


Name of student: Rachel Kim (from Korea)
School: ACG Pathways Campus
Programme: AUT University Certificate in Foundation Studies 

I’m doing a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and Chinese at AUT University.
I decided to come to New Zealand because learning in an English-speaking environment provides access to more career opportunities in the future. I chose ACG because it is well known for being a great university pathway for international students. The staff and students here are very friendly and I felt really comfortable and happy studying here.  The AUT University Foundation programme helps you to prepare for university. One of the subjects I took was Tertiary Study Skills and it was all about learning how to write academic essays. I really like the lively atmosphere in New Zealand. I have met people from all over the world and Auckland has many international festivals that give you exposure to other cultures. After completing the bachelor degree I’m planning to do a graduate diploma in early childhood education.



Name of student: Yoshinori Ban (from Japan)
School: ACG Yoobee School of Design
Programme: Diploma of Computer Graphic Design

Japanese student Yoshinori Ban has had a memorable year at ACG Yoobee School of Design. In addition to completing his Diploma of Computer Graphic Design, he has also just won two of the top prizes in Yoobee's Excellence Awards. Now that Yoshinori has a New Zealand design qualification under his belt - and a couple of amazing awards - the design world is his oyster. He has already landed a job in New Zealand as a graphic designer for Kiwise Digital Marketing Agency and there are undoubtedly more great things to come. 



Kana Mori


Name of student: Kana Mori (from Japan)
School: New Zealand School of Tourism 
Programme:  Certificate in Airline Travel & Tourism Level 3, a Certificate in Tourism Airline & Hotel Operations Level 4 and a Certificate in International Flight Attending

Kana from Japan successfully completed a Certificate in Airline Travel & Tourism Level 3, a Certificate in Tourism Airline & Hotel Operations Level 4 plus a Certificate in International Flight Attending. Whilst studying full-time she was also proactive in gaining employment and she secured part-time work in a food & beverage role at the 5-star Stamford Plaza Hotel in Auckland City. We wish Kana all the best for her new and exciting career as a Flight Attendant and very much looking forward to seeing her in her uniform!

Yang Ding


Name of student: Yang Ding (from China)
School: NZMA 
Programme: Diploma in Professional Cookery

The best part about studying at NZMA is the professional cookery knowledge and skills I have gained. The facilities are new and we have a big kitchen to learn in. There are lots of opportunities to gain practical experience. I love cooking and I want to learn more about the art of food. Eventually I plan to open my own restaurant in New Zealand or back home in China. 


Gurwinder Singh


Name of student: Gurwinder Singh (from India)
School: New Zealand Career College (NZCC)
Programme: Diploma in Advanced Business Management Level 6 

I came to New Zealand Career College because it’s one of the top tertiary colleges in Auckland, with excellent teachers, a supporting and caring environment and professional internships. You are very lucky if you get the opportunity to come to New Zealand. It’s a peaceful environment and the people are friendly and hospitable. New Zealand has changed me a lot. I’ve learned so much while I’ve been here like how to manage myself. I’ve grown. I’ve learned so many things.




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