Seeing our New Zealand students share photos from their semester abroad, we can’t help but think that it’s possibly one of the world’s most “Instagramable” countries.  We’ve rounded up some of our favorites so you too can see why you should study abroad in New Zealand.

1. You can camp at the foot of snowcapped mountains by pristine lakes

I came to New Zealand for weekends like this. @sarahhnowakk @mwoodhull

A photo posted by Anna Jonynas (@ona_aleksandra) on

2. And stargaze where the stars shine the brightest


3. Because your weekend looks like this…

“How GORGEous” @taylor_wilks, Rollins College who is currently studying abroad in Dunedin, New Zealand #TEANabroad

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4. And studying looks like this…

A good book with the best view of Auckland. #love #newzealand A photo posted by Austin (@abass18) on


5. And school field trips look like this…

Spent the day planting trees on this beautiful hillside to help restore the yellow-eyed penguins’ habitat.

A photo posted by Anna Jonynas (@ona_aleksandra) on

6. Because of LOTR. Enough said.


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7. Because hiking looks like this…

8. And this…

One does not “adjust” from a place so breathtaking as New Zealand

A photo posted by rachael galipo (@fill_in_the_framee) on

Except the Kiwis don’t call it hiking, it’s “tramping”

9. Plus the campuses are as beautiful as the landscapes  

The beautiful Otago University campus. Thanks for sharing @hml1021. #dunedin #newzealand #dunners A photo posted by TEAN Study Abroad (@teanabroad) on


10. Because your Instagrams will never need extra edits. #nofilter

New Zealand pics rarely need a filter! Lake Matheson, South Island. Great pic by @elizabethclarke50, #TEANperth. #nofilter   A photo posted by TEAN Study Abroad (@teanabroad) on

11. And because it’s not just about the mountains  

 You’ll find out that the beaches are just as beautiful

A post shared by Sylvia Villanueva (@essjayyvee) on

And even when you’re at the beach… you’re never too far from a mountain

12. Because the locals are the friendliest people you’ll ever meet

Unless you’re playing rugby against the national team, the All Blacks #intimidating

All Blacks Haka before the game. #allblacks #newzealand   A video posted by Austin (@abass18) on

13. Because you’ll face your fears and have the courage to conquer them

14. And because it will be the best 4 months of your life that you’ll never want to forget.


Learn more about studying abroad in New Zealand! Or ask a question here.