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Korean Agents Visit New Zealand

Korean Agents Visit New Zealand

Four education agents from the Republic of Korea are visiting New Zealand in February as guests of Education New Zealand. During their ten days here they will be visiting educational institutions from Auckland to Invercargill.

This visit will allow the participating institutions to form a close working relationship with the agents, and allow the agents to see first hand the quality of education and pastoral care that their clients can expect if they choose to come to New Zealand for their education.

Korea is an important market for New Zealand educators. During 2002, 14,933 Korean students chose to come to New Zealand, with the majority attending either a specialist English Language institution or a secondary school. Korean students were worth around $300million to the New Zealand economy last year.

This visit is the first of a comprehensive series by agents from many of New Zealand’s key education markets during 2003. These visits are all part of the joint Education New Zealand/Trade New Zealand ‘Five Steps Ahead’ strategy that promotes New Zealand globally as an education destination.

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