Exchange Programmes which meet the Code of Practice for International Students

Many organisations arrange exchange programmes for international students. The Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students sets out minimum standards, good practice and complaints procedures which make sure all international students in New Zealand are properly cared for.

Exchange Programme Organisations

New Zealand government-approved exchange programme organisations are not eligible to be signatories to the Code of Practice, but they must meet its pastoral care standards. This makes sure that students who come into New Zealand on approved exchange schemes receive the same standard of pastoral care as any other international student.

The Ministry of Education is responsible for assessing which organisations meet the Code of Practice pastoral care standards. We have approved the following exchange programme organisations:

  • AFS Intercultural Programmes NZ Inc.
  • NZ/German Student Exchange.
  • NZ Germany (Dusseldorf)
  • NZ Institute Of International Understanding.
  • Rotary International New Zealand.
  • STS High School Foundation.
  • Student Exchange Australia New Zealand Limited.
  • The Tahiti Exchange.
  • World Youth Services Society (WYSS).
  • YFU New Zealand Inc.
  • Your Education

Provider-to-provider exchanges

Individual provider exchanges, eg school-to-school, can only be operated by Code Signatory schools or tertiary providers. Individuals, schools or institutions which are Code Signatories must be approved by the Ministry to operate an exchange programme.

Code Signatory schools approved to operate Exchange Programmes, as at 12 June 2014

Ashburton College
Avondale College
Baradene College of the Sacred Heart
Cambridge High School
Cashmere High School
Central Hawkes Bay College
Christchurch Girls' High School
Christchurch Rudolph Steiner School
Christ's College
Dunstan High School
Garin College
Geraldine High School
Green Bay High School
Hastings Girls' High School
Iona College
James Hargest College
John Paul College
Kristin School
Mahurangi College
Michael Park School
Motueka High School
Mount Aspiring College
Mount Roskill Grammar School
Nayland College
Nelson College for Girls
New Plymouth Boys' High School
New Plymouth Girls' High School
Orewa College
Otago Girls High School
Otamatea High School
Paraparaumu College
Pompalier Catholic College
Pukekohe High School
Queen Margaret College
Rangi Ruru Girls' School
Rangitoto College
Raphael House Rudolph Steiner Area School
Rathkeale College
Sacred Heart College, Lower Hutt
Sacred Heart Girls' College, Hamilton
Scots College
Shirley Boys' High School
Southland Girls' High School
St Andrew's College
St Catherine's College
St Cuthbert's College
St Hilda's College
St Kevin's College
St Margaret's College
St Mary's College, Wellington
St Mary's Diocesan School, Stratford
St Matthew's Collegiate School
Taikura Rudolf Steiner School
Takapuna Grammar School
Tauranga Girls' College
Timaru Boys' High School
Timaru Girls' High School
Waikato Diocesan School for Girls
Westlake Girls' High School
Woodford House



Content last updated: 23 July 2014