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AFS High School Programs

Price: 4,807 USD / 3 weeks   |   Date: February   |   Deadline: 8 weeks before the departure date

What is Global Choice in New Zealand?

Global Choice in New Zealand is a three-week immersion program. Students live with a home-family, learn about New Zealand culture and attend an intermediate school. Currently this program is offered in Wellington and Christ church with a couple of participating intermediate schools.

New Zealand schools are well-equipped with new technologies that enhance learning, and they provide lots of outdoor learning experiences with ample space for sports and play. Generally, students are provided with an abundance of educational trips that they may choose to participate in, discovering new interests.

Program Details


  • Leadership
  • Volunteerism
  • Global Citizenship Education
  • Intercultural Learning


  • Intensive ESOL classes
  • Visit local attractions
  • Nature parks and cultural sights
  • Students get choice of subjects

Learning Outcomes

  • Embrace Kiwi culture during immersion program.
  • Experience European and Asian cultures.
  • Become an Advocate of Global Citizenship Education.


  • 11 to 14 years old
  • Tourist Visa
  • Basic English

Location and Accommodation

Location: Private Schools
Accommodation: Host Family


  • Housing
  • Meals
  • Contact Person
  • 24/7 Emergency Support
  • Airport Pickup
  • Visa Extension Assistance
  • Orientations
  • Global Competence Certificate

What is the Global Competence Certificate?

Designed to support learners participanting in an international experience, our Global Competence Certificate builds their global competence; the knowldege, skills, and understanding we believe are needed to create a more just and peaceful world. The content, now available in 7 languages, is designed to meet key educational goals that help learners develop intercultural competence and deal with cultural adjustment. These goals are organized into four core areas:

  • Self-awareness
  • Awareness about others
  • Emotional intelligence, and
  • Bridges across difference