Why choose to study in Christchurch
Christchurch City campus 
  • The campus is conveniently located in the city centre 
  • It has state-of-the-art facilities including a new health precinct, new engineering and architectural studies building and a new recreation centre and training gym 
  • You can follow a seamless study pathway from English through to Master’s degrees 
  • You’ll learn in a vibrant environment with more than 50 different nationalities on campus 
  • There are many events and activities organised for Christchurch-based students 
Our main campus, located in Christchurch, is here: 
Facilities and services for international students
A wide range of facilities and services are available to you as an international student. These include:

• bilingual student advisors
• language self-access centres
• digital language laboratories
• computer labs with the latest language learning technology
• libraries
• study groups
• recreation and health centres
• careers centre
• on-campus cafés 

Beyond study, there are many events, activities and clubs you can participate in. And when you study and live in Canterbury, stunning natural scenery and adventure activities are right on your doorstep. 
International Student Advisors 
We have a dedicated team of staff who work to support international students studying at Ara. Our team can help you, from adjusting to living in New Zealand to course and study-related issues. If you have any concerns or questions, or you don't know who to talk to, we can help or refer you to someone who can help. 

When you use this service, an advisor will work with you so that you
can build a relationship with them while you are studying here. 

We offer language support. Our staff include speakers of:
• Chinese
• Japanese
• Korean 
• Nepali

Other language support can be provided if necessary.

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(formerly known as CPIT - Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology & Aoraki Polytechnic) 

Call Us: +64 3 940 8389  /  E-mail:  schoolofenglish@ara.ac.nz  / Madras Street, PO Box 540 Christchurch 8140 New Zealand

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