Gap Year in New Zealand

Gap Year in New Zealand

From beaches to ski fields, New Zealand’s got it all.

Program overview

When it comes to natural beauty, local hospitality and outdoor adventure, nothing quite compares to the land of the long white cloud. And with the help from us, you could find yourself immersed further into the New Zealand lifestyle than you may ever have thought possible!

A New Zealand gap year from us offers participants the chance to work alongside Kiwi locals and experience the true New Zealand. As a Gap Assistant, you’ll be on hand to help out teachers and tutors at a leading New Zealand school, working directly with the local students. A huge range of school placements are available on both the North and South islands, allowing you to get a taste of life in whichever part of this diverse country you’d like.

And when school’s out, you’re free to travel the length of this stunning country. From beaches to ski fields, New Zealand’s got it all. Play movie scout by touring the locations used in The Lord of the Rings, hit up the extreme sports playground of Queenstown, go for a walk on the famous Fox Glacier, or hit the renowned Marlborough region to enjoy New Zealand’s magnificent wines; there is so much packed into this island nation that the options will appear to be endless.

As many come to realize that there is huge value to be gained from a break between high school and university. It can offer new challenges, opportunities to travel and see the world, experiencing first hand new cultures and give one an added maturity that is both immediate and an enduring benefit.


Through partnership with our New Zealand partner organization we offer the school leaver ( undergraduate or recent graduate) the opportunity to work in an overseas school environment as a Gap Assistant at either a leading New Zealand school. In a secure, stable, supportive environment where participants are provided board, lodging and a financial allowance in return for performing a range of tasks and responsibilities at the schools discretion. As an assistant the tasks are not always glamorous!

The program will include meals, accommodation, a weekly allowance, visa assistance, a comprehensive in-country orientation and ongoing support from our committed New Zealand partner organization.


The Job:


It is important to have an understanding of what the job entails. There is a many schools and there are many factors depending on age range, the strengths, the staffing and the needs of the school. The placement is determined by the strengths and interests of the participant. The following are areas of responsibility in which participants are likely to be involved in:

  • Sports coaching - Helping run a team
  • Games supervision (general)
  • Activities supervision - day and evening
  • Outdoor education activities - Camps etc
  • Swimming pool supervision - A life saving certificate will be required
  • Assistance with classroom, meal, transport and general supervision
  • Individual tutoring- Boarding House supervision
  • Attending school functions - Assisting as necessary
  • Assisting the ground staff - Males only
  • Filing, photocopying and general office tasks
  • Computer literacy tasks - Inside and outside the classroom
  • Involvement in music & drama
In order to qualify

As the saying goes: "Life is 5% what happens to you, and 95% how you react to it."

  • Be between the age of 17 and 25 at the time of your arrival into New Zealand
  • Be an Australian, British, Canadian, European, New Zealand, or South African passport holder OR have grandparents who were born in the UK
  • Have no pre-existing medical conditions
  • Have no criminal record - evidence through a police clearance certificate will be required
  • Have completed a minimum of secondary schooling prior to arrival into New Zealand
  • Be fit and health and willing to work hard and open to new ideas and cultures
  • Under a chest x-ray at a New Zealand High Commission approved radiologist
  • Must be available for a 11-month commitment, commencing in late January and concluding early December.
What are the costs?

Enrollment   R3 000

Program fee   R27 000

New Zealand Work Visa   R3 731

Travel insurance   R5 100

Return flight   R14 000

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