International students are encouraged to take up internships while studying in New Zealand.
Across the country, there is a shortage of skilled workers, which presents a great opportunity for international students. Those who wish to live in New Zealand for the long term can apply for a Skilled Migrant visa, which permits them to work and live in the country permanently.
Graduates in the fields of technology, information and communications, healthcare, engineering, and farming are at a high demand in New Zealand.
As an international student and if you are part of a course that is a minimum of 12 months, you can work part time for up to 20 hours a week, during the year.