School: ACG English School

Experience studying in New Zealand

ACG English School is very pleased to offer this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to study in a world-class international school based in the heart of Auckland City. During the four-week programme, students will experience real ‘Kiwi’ school life while they live with one of our friendly homestay families. To complete their experience with unforgettable memories, students will embark on a weekend tour to some of New Zealand’s most famous tourist attractions, including the Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Caves.

ACG English School: One of New Zealand’s leading language schools

ACG English School offers flexible intensive English courses, providing students with the academic language skills they need for further study. The school’s highly qualified teachers provide individual attention and support to help students set learning goals, evaluate achievement and maximise success. In addition to 24 hours of lessons each week, individual and small group tutorials and coaching sessions are available to enhance learning.

Successful graduates receive guaranteed entry into:
• The University of Auckland Certificate in Foundation Studies
• The AUT Certificate in Foundation Studies
• The Victoria University of Wellington Foundation Studies Programme
• ACG high schools
• Vocational and higher learning programmes in cookery, hospitality, digital design, IT, management, travel and

ACG English School is a division of ACG New Zealand International College and is registered as a Secondary School.

Central location

ACG English School is conveniently located at the ACG Pathways campus, 345 Queen St, Auckland. Close to public transport and multiple accommodation options, the school is also near the University of Auckland, AUT University, ACG Senior College, Yoobee School of Design, New Zealand School of Tourism, Animation College and the AMES Institute of IT. The campus incorporates modern air-conditioned classrooms, computer rooms, a student common room with cafeteria, and a student learning centre including a library.

Tour costs and dates:

Four-week programme
Arrival date: Sunday 29 July 2018
Departure date: Saturday 25 August 2018
Programme cost: NZD 4500

Tour participants are eligible for a $2000 tuition fee scholarship if they enrol in a one-year programme of study from Years 9 to 13 during 2018 and 2019.*

This price includes:
• Tuition fees
• Course materials (excluding books)
• Certificate of Participation
• Weekend tour of Rotorua, Taupo and the Waikato
• Accommodation
• Medical insurance with Southern Cross
• Return airport transfers between Auckland
International Airport and ACG homestay
• Registration fee
• Accommodation placement fee
• GST (Goods & Services Tax)
• NZ government levy (0.45% of tuition fee)



Weekend tour

The highlight of the tour programme is an overnight weekend trip. Students will tour Rotorua and Taupo to see world-famous attractions such as the spectacular Skyline gondola and the Te Puia thermal hot springs.

Students will also visit the iconic Hobbiton Movie Set in the Waikato region. Wander the paths of ‘The Shire’ and explore the ‘hobbit holes’ set amongst rolling hillsides.The tour concludes with a guided tour of the spectacular Waitomo Caves.
All trip expenses are included in the programme cost, including travel, accommodation, entry fees, supervision and meals.



ACG sources homestay families from throughout New Zealand and thoroughly vets them to ensure students receive the best possible accommodation during their stay.
Students are placed either individually or in pairs in a host family, unless otherwise requested.

ACG Homestay accommodation includes:
Monday–Sunday: Breakfast and dinner provided by host family
Note that the cost for lunch each day (calculated at NZD15 per day) is included in the total tour cost.

We attempt to find host families close to the college so students can walk to school, although this cannot be guaranteed. Students should allow for a minimum cost of NZD100 per week for public transport costs, if required.

Should a student wish to change homestays, a three-day notice period applies and a change fee of NZD100 is charged.

Airport transfers

An ACG transfer person will meet students as they arrive at the airport. ACG takes care of transportation from the airport to each student’s homestay location, and back again upon departure. ACG will also provide assistance with departure procedures at the airport

Available departures

Unfortunately, no places are available on this program at the moment