A FREE international student guidebook specifically for students from New Zealand: Studying in the U.S.A. – A Guidebook for Students from New Zealand is now available from EB5 Affiliate Network.
Our guidebook will help New Zealand students circumvent the difficult process of finding the right institution, applying to universities, and the student visa process. Our detailed guide also gives invaluable advice on everything from U.S. medical care and banking to everyday conversation with an American. You will find a checklist that covers every document required so you can be assured of always having the right paperwork for every situation. We’ve even included a list of what you should pack for your new life as a college student in the United States. It even points out the key differences in the cultures of America and New Zealand.
The number of students coming from New Zealand to study in the United States is only expected to increase. Our instructive guidebook will make the process simpler and less complicated than ever before. Receiving a degree from a world-renowned American university is not just a dream; it is a reality for thousands of students from New Zealand every year. With this complimentary guide from EB5 Affiliate Network, it can be your reality too.
New Zealand’s Presence in the Global Economy
The estimated population of New Zealand is 4,822,233 divided mainly between South Island and North Island. New Zealand has a free-market economy that can compete globally with industries including agriculture, manufacturing and services. In 2019, the country had a GDP growth rate of 2.22%.
Background on International Students From New Zealand
New Zealand, an island in the South Pacific southeast of Australia, is one of the top Oceania countries based on the number of students receiving a college or university education in the United States.
The number of students from New Zealand enrolled in U.S. higher education is higher than almost every other country in Oceania including Tonga, Fiji, and Papua. There were approximately 1,856 students from New Zealand enrolled in U.S. higher education institutions during the 2019/2020 school year as reported by the Institute of International Education. Among all countries in Oceania, the number of students from New Zealand was only exceeded by Australia.
Trend of New Zealand Students Studying Abroad in the United States
With a population of nearly 5 million, an estimated 1,856 students are currently studying in the United States which accounts for 0.038488% of New Zealanders. The three official languages of New Zealand are English, Maori and NZ Sign Language with English being spoken by 95.4% of the residents.
The number of students from New Zealand enrolled in the United States has remained noteworthy despite a significant increase in higher education opportunities available in New Zealand as well as online educational opportunities through higher learning platforms including Coursera.com, edx.org, and udemy.com. Universities in New Zealand’s capital of Wellington are even attracting their own international students from all over Oceania.
Unfortunately, one problem still negatively impacting growth of international students from New Zealand receiving a U.S. education is that the cost has increased substantially over the past 20 years. According to The Wall Street Journal, U.S. university tuition has increased 500% since 1987. And the number of international students attending U.S. universities skyrocketed 85% from 2005 to 2015.
For international students, the average cost of a four-year undergraduate degree from a state college or university in the United States ranges from $22K per year for a public university to $50K for a private university. The tuition for international students is on average three times higher than for U.S. permanent residents (Green Card holders) and citizens at both public and private institutions.
Pathway to Lower Tuition Costs for International Students from New Zealand
With permanent residency (Green Card) status received with an EB-5 immigrant visa, international students from New Zealand can see the cost of their U.S. education drastically decrease from the international tuition rates to the local “in-state” rates at both public and private universities.
Permanent residency (Green Card) status also provides New Zealanders with substantially higher admission rates for undergraduate and graduate programs as well as access to select scholarship awards and grants.
New Zealand students should never give up on their dream. No matter what visa they choose, if their dream is to receive a world-class education in the United States, EB5 Affiliate Network has a way to help make that dream come true.