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Old 10-21-2012, 08:34 PM
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Default Queenstown or Auckland?

I'm hoping to study abroad from February-June, and I'm having difficulty deciding on which city I should study in. I'm interested in seeing everyone's opinion on which city they prefer.

I really enjoy the outdoors, but I'd like to school that has strong emphasis on education and a solid community.

Thanks for your input !
I'm planning on studying Sociology! Upon further research, I found that my school doesn't support any programs in Queenstown. However, they do offer programs in Otago and Canturbury!
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Old 10-21-2012, 08:51 PM
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If I had to choose I would pick Queenstown. You have the dramtic mountains and the really nice lakes. The scenery is spectacular. People are pretty easy going and very outdoors minded. Since you really enjoy the outdoors Queenstown is the one for you. Some great hiking trails such as the routeburn track. Auckland is like any old city. Has it share of problems. As some historical sites to see. You can go up the sky tower. Schools might be better. I would still totally recommend Queenstown. You wont regret it.
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Old 10-21-2012, 09:21 PM
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What are you planning to study? There's not much to do educationally in Queenstown.
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Old 10-21-2012, 11:44 PM
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NZ, being a small country, only has six cities with universities.

Certainly, Otago (Dunedin) and Canterbury (Christchurch) are well respected institutions, but there are also good universities in Auckland, Hamilton, Palmerston North and Wellington.

My thoughts on these places:
Dunedin: known as a "university town" as many students go there from all over NZ. Can get pretty cold in winter!
Christchurch: unfortunately better known for earthquakes just at the moment. Some courses have been curtailed because of this reason.
Auckland: NZ's largest city and has two universities.
Hamilton & Palmerston North: smaller inland cities but have good universities.
Wellington: NZ's capital city and has two universities. Smaller than Auckland, but better quality of life (but as a Wellingtonian I could be biased!)
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Old 10-22-2012, 05:58 AM
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Auckland. Sociology you can study in auckland, not really queenstown sorry. You could pick dunedin for your degree as well. I love both cities, but you're better off in auckland
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Old 10-22-2012, 05:09 PM
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Auckland on the fact that your coming here to study. Auckland has more unis to chose from. Queenstown is more of a place you would go for a holiday in not to study.
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:46 PM
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Queenstown no doubt if you are into adventures. It is the adventure capital of the world. But I can also say that Northern part of NZ have stunning views too but honestly, nothing beats Queenstown and the whole of the South.

Education wise, get your degree in Auckland since they have the Auckland University which is a reputable school. Just expect that the living in major cities will be costing more. Good luck and enjoy NZ!
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Old 04-07-2017, 06:33 AM
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I have no idea about because I never explore this sort of places in my whole life. After reading your shared most impressive and interesting views I have decided that I must go there once in the middle of this month. I hope we will spent a good time there and will came back with a lot of pleasant memories.
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Old 05-17-2017, 03:56 AM
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Well, Buddy, i am gonna say that i also have never been to there visited yet in my life. But surely this is going to be a great way of fun for sure. So what say when i eill be there after my bus tour from new york to niagara falls. So keep it more up and have a good time there.
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Old 07-06-2017, 02:08 AM
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For educational tours, i will also love to recommend the Auckland because through it you can able to get a lot of options to get a higher education which you want to get as well.
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