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Sights of Christchurch, New Zealand

Sights of Christchurch, New Zealand

According to 800Zipcodes, Christchurch is New Zealand’s oldest and second largest city. The city is located on the southernmost island. Due to the abundance of nature, parks and public gardens, Christchurch is sometimes referred to as the Garden City. The center of the city has many historic buildings, mostly built in the neo-Gothic style. Christchurch was hit by a major earthquake in 2010 and 2011. This last quake did a lot of damage to the famous Christ Church Cathedral on…

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VUW Study Abroad

VUW Study Abroad

Application process After deciding to do a semester abroad in Wellington, I contacted MicroEDU. After all the necessary documents had been submitted, I received my preliminary approval from VUW shortly afterwards. Then the tuition fees were transferred, the flight booked and the visa applied for. It took about two weeks to receive the visa. If you would like to travel a little longer after completing your studies, you should apply for the visa relatively late as it is valid from…

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UOC Study Abroad

UOC Study Abroad

In the spring semester of 2014, from February to June 2014, I spent my semester abroad at the University of Canterbury (UOC, see abbreviationfinder for more meanings of UOC) in Christchurch, New Zealand. Since my home university, the University of Mannheim, unfortunately did not offer a partner university in New Zealand for me as an English studies (“culture and economics”) student, I was very happy to have this opportunity through MicroEDU as a so-called “free mover ” (ie not through…

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UC Study Abroad

UC Study Abroad

Christchurch Christchurch was hit by an earthquake in 2011 that destroyed or severely damaged much of the city center. As a result, the entire city center is under reconstruction. Since some of the buildings are in danger of collapsing and are cordoned off, shops, caf├ęs, restaurants and bars have moved to containers. In the so-called ” Container City ” you can find everything your heart desires in a very pleasant atmosphere. If the relatively small number of shops is not…

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New Zealand Grading System

New Zealand Grading System

The grading system at New Zealand universities is largely standardized . The universities usually award letter grades from A + to E, each of which covers certain percentage ranges. Some universities in New Zealand do not use percentage ranges for their grading system, but differentiate between pass and fail with different grades. Pass applies to grades A + to C-. If the grade is lower, students fail. Overview of the grading system at universities in New Zealand Letter grade In…

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