The 5 Focuses of VIE
1 Language Learning
At VIE, our first priority is to assist the overseas students in acquiring a new language. With our carefully selected partnering schools, well planned courses and a genuine concern in student’s learning progression, we are here to enhance student’s learning.
Language is the first barrier to overseas study, therefore having a good language course is the first step of the journey. Along with our partnering schools, we provide tailor-made language courses based on the student’s level and ability; thereby maximising their efficiency of learning.
We can provide private tutoring for students in need of additional assistance. By focusing on individual weaknesses, the improvement can be achieved within a short time. School Introduction | Language Program
2 Pastoral care and social well being
At VIE, we understand the concern of parents when it comes to their children’s well being. Therefore, we take great caution in selecting homestay families worthy of our trust. Our reliable homestay families can be trusted to provide care to our students in every aspect; from their basic necessities to social interactions.
In face of a new and unfamiliar environment, it is difficult for students to take care of their basic needs (food, clothing, accommodation, transport, etc). With the aid of a homestay family, students can quickly settle in their new environment and attend to their needs.
Aside from providing the basic needs like food and accommodation, we also consider factors like the tidiness of the family, its proximity to school, their ability to provide medical care and more. We selected our homestay families with the intention of finding a suitable environment for youths to grow. Therefore, not only do our homestay families lead regular and healthy lifestyles, they are generally financially secure and have positive social interactions with people. Entrusting our students to these families will help them in more ways than just basic care; they will form friendships with the homestay families and continue into the future.these families can become their friends and even assist them in the future.
Aside from the homestay family, should the student experiences any difficulties in relation to physical, psychological or social aspects and wishes to talk to someone, we are also here to listen and provide help.
3 Further advancements
The most important thing in life is to “know thyself”, only then can we understand the world around us. By knowing our talents and analysing the global market trend can we determine our place in the world and find our future directions.
After breaking through the language barrier, students will choose their own field of study. In VIE, we will not promote any particular schools or subject of study as we believe this decision belongs to the student.
Choosing what your love and loving what you chose is the best way to get started in life. Therefore, we will spare no effort in assisting our students to reach their desired subjects and goals. VIE will accompany them throughout their journey; regardless of any difficulties we are here to help.
What will happen after graduation? Do you further your study? Get a job? Return to home country or remain in New Zealand? In order to make these decisions, students will need to know their directions and market demands.
VIE provides a series of seminars covering postgraduate studies, employment, trends in New Zealand and more. Whenever our students may be lost or confused, we can help them find that first step of moving forward and be their friend for life.
4 Cultural exposure
The exposure to foreign cultures is the most valuable experience in overseas study. What are the differences between Maori, Polynesian and European cultures? What are the cultural industries of New Zealand? The true purpose of overseas study is to retain the things you had learnt and let these experiences guide your future direction.
New Zealanders refers to themselves as “Kiwi”, they are friendly, hospitable, generous and respectful to different cultures. In most situations, Kiwis prefer to call each other directly by their names.
The diverse races in New Zealand formed its unique multicultural society. The Maori people were the first to settle in New Zealand over 1000 years ago and the British colonized New Zealand in the 19th century. Nowadays, New Zealand is populated by people all over the world, ranging from Europe, Pacific Islands, Asia and Africa. The multiculturalism in NZ has impact on its art, fashion and music.
The term Maori means ’son of land. According to statistics, the Maori population consists of 1/7 of New Zealand’s population and plays an important role in the multicultural society. The British Government signed the Treaty of Waitangi with the Maoris in 1840 upon which Maori culture and land were protected. With the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, the Maori culture and land was protected; The official languages of New Zealand are English, Maori and sign language.
5 Foreign experience
- They say you learn as much from travels as from books. Witness the wonders of earth, from forests to beaches, across volcanoes and glaciers.
In New Zealand, you will be surrounded by breath-taking sceneries portrayed in movies. The natural wilderness of New Zealand is a must see for many archaeologists, geologists and biologists alike. From majestic glaciers to grand volcanoes, the untainted sky to the boundless forest. A trip to New Zealand’s natural environment will definitely be an unforgettable experience.
New Zealand is an amazing place for all; whether you seek thrills or casual photography, to meet new friends or travel in the wilderness, New Zealand will not let you down. It is a living classroom for those enthusiastic in botany and geology, a miniature paradise for those in search of spirituality. New Zealand Attraction
Language Learning, Education Counseling, Physical and Psychological Care, Cultural and Human Experience, are VIE five school of direction, each direction are equally important.