OKCNZ Special Programmes

Working Holiday Programme

The New Zealand Government has a Working Holiday Agreement with more than 20 countries. This enables people aged 18-30 to live, study, work and holiday in New Zealand for up to one year.

OKCNZ Working Holiday Programme includes visa and travel assistance, homestay, English language study, and membership for up to 12 months.
OKCNZ Working Holiday members generally study English, stay in a homestay, find employment, move into a flat, work on a farm, participate in volunteer work, travel throughout the country, and make many new friends of all nationalities.

This is your opportunity to experience a completely different lifestyle for one year, with the security of advice and support from OKCNZ!

Senior Programme
Designed especially for those aged 50 and over, our Senior Programme provides you with a wonderful experience of New Zealand life while enjoying your favourite hobby, such as gardening, fishing or golf. OKCNZ can arrange a hotel or apartment for you, but we recommend that you begin your stay with one of our experienced and friendly host families.

You can choose to study full time or part time, and OKCNZ will help you select the English school best suited to your needs. We take pride in helping to arrange the best tours or holidays for our senior members. You will also receive all the benefits of full membership that OKCNZ clients enjoy such as free internet to keep in touch with friends and family at home.

High School Programme 

The perfect study programme for students who want to get the most out of their high school years. OKCNZ will help to choose the most suitable high school for you. We will also help you select study subjects, get a uniform, and make regular reports to your parents and school.

While you study at high school in you will have the security of staying with a specially selected experienced homestay family who understand the pressures of living and studying in a different culture at a young age.

Whether you want to study for one term (about 10 weeks) or for one year or more, OKCNZ can provide the support and assistance to make the experience rewarding and unforgettable.

Our High School Programme includes the added security of a native speaking guardian who is always available for advice and support.

OKCNZ membership gives our high school members full access to our support centres and staff, so parents can relax at home, knowing their children are being well taken care of in New Zealand.

Student Programme

New Zealand Universities, Polytechnics and other tertiary institutions all welcome international students. Whether your passion lies in business management or design and arts, OKCNZ can help find the right course provider for you.

Each organisation has its own entry criteria, but generally you must have an appropriate IELTS or TOEFL score. Our Tertiary Programme enables you to study for a degree or diploma in , stay with a homestay or share a flat with friends, while enjoying all the benefits of OKCNZ membership.

Work Experience Programme

If you’d like to gain work experience in New Zealand, OKCNZ can organise it for you! 

The type of work depends on availability and your English ability, but we will try our best to find the kind of work that interests you. Interns and volunteers will need to complete a course of study at English language school before moving on to work experience.

Staying in a homestay is also highly recommended while participating in an internship or volunteer work, as it will mean you are totally immersed in English and your language skills will quickly improve.

OKNZ members have enjoyed working for travel companies, as teacher assistants, in child care facilities and in many other exciting roles.

Parent/Child Programme

Are you wanting to study English in, but don’t want to be separated from your child?
Do you understand that learning English as a second language will help your child towards a successful future? OKCNZ has the perfect solution. Study English in with your child! Through the OKCNZ Parent/Child Programme, you can give your child the best possible start to learning English, while improving your own English skills.

This programme is open to all children who have begun their schooling in their home country. While mum or dad is studying in a general English class, the child is safe and secure studying with children his or her own age in a junior English school.

Homestay is arranged to accommodate the parent and child together in a warm and friendly environment. By sharing a homestay experience together, you and your child can gain international experience and cultural understanding. With OKCNZ the whole family can benefit from traveling and studying abroad.

Regional Office Special

From time to time our support centres in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch will advertise special programmes or offers unique to each office.

These may consist of homestay, farmstay, work, and language study packages, or specific study programmes available only at certain schools.

Please visit our Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch pages regularly to find out what is on offer. 

Design Your Own Programme

If you’ve read through our website and still can’t find exactly what you are looking for, then simply email us and tell us what you need! Once you become a member of OKCNZ we can help build a programme designed especially for you! Whether your focus is on language learning, work experience or just enjoying a different lifestyle while you travel – we can work to make it happen for you, just as you imagine it!

Visit our Contact Us page for our contact details or simply fill in the enquiry form and we’ll soon be helping you plan the adventure of a lifetime!