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Auckland New Zealand Embassy English New Zealand

Study at Embassy’s English school in Auckland, New Zealand and you’ll discover just how easy it is to make friends and enjoy life in this relaxed waterfront city.

Why you’ll love Embassy Auckland

Interactive technology and proven teaching methods help even the shyest of students quickly improve their English at our modern campus in the centre of the city. 

Our social programme offers fun on a regular basis - practise your English at Conversation Club, see the sights in Auckland or head into the beautiful countryside.  With a reputation for getting great results, it’s not surprising nearly 97% of students would recommend Embassy Auckland.

When in Auckland…
Explore the beaches on Waiheke Island, the western coast or Mission Bay.

Facilities and highlights

  • WiFi-enabled
  • IT suite
  • Interactive whiteboards
  • Activities
  • Student lounge
  • University application counselling
Embassy Auckland residence - City Lodge bedroom
Embassy Auckland residence - City Lodge exterior
*Although you may not stay in the accommodation pictured, you will stay in accommodation of a very similar quality.

Student Residence (18 years+)

Have fun sharing a residence with other international students

Distance from school

5 minutes' walk

Meals provided



Single and shared

Other facilities

See factsheet

Homestay (live with a host family)

Live with an English-speaking host and practise your English every day!

Distance from school

Choose: Central (20 minutes by public transport maximum) or Standard (45 minutes by public transport maximum) price differences apply

Meals provided

16 per week (breakfast and evening meal)



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The exciting skyline and harbour of Auckland, New Zealand

Local facilities

Nearest bus stop: 1-10 minutes' walk, depending on destination
Nearest shopping centre: 15 minutes' walk
Nearest coffee shop: In the building
Nearest post office: 10 minutes' walk
Nearest restaurant: 1 minutes' walk
Nearest park: 2 minutes' walk
Nearest church: 5 minutes' walk
Nearest mosque: 5 minutes' walk
Nearest bank: 2 minutes' walk
Nearest supermarket: general - 15 minutes' walk, Chinese - 2 minutes' walk
Nearest newsagent: 1 minutes' walk

Travelling around the city

With our city-centre location, it's easy to get around on foot or using public transport. Britomart Transport Centre and the ferry terminal are about 15 minutes' walk from the school. Bus stops are located all around the school.  There is also a free City Circuit bus service available in the city centre.

Auckland city skyline and harbour Embassy Students socialising in Auckland Embassy English students shopping in Auckland Enjoy a Flat White - coffee New Zealand style

Cost of Living

We currently advise that students should budget approximately NZ $150 per week. This will cover all basic transport, food and entertainment costs.  (Last updated April 2013)

Sample prices (all in NZ $):

Item Price in NZ $
A cup of coffee (in a chain like Starbucks) 4.00 - 5.00
Can of Coca Cola 1.50
Big Mac 5.50
Three course meal in a reasonably priced restaurant 40.00 - 50.00
Takeaway, e.g. from a noodle bar 8.00 - 15.00
Cinema ticket 14.00 with student ID
Nightclub entrance Many FREE, but some 5.00 - 10.00
Local trains From 1.90 - student fares and season passes available
Taxi Minimum fare 5.00, then 2.50 per kilometre (more at night)

Popular trips from Auckland:

  • Bay of Islands: Swimming with the dolphins
  • Rotorua: Maori Culture, food and dance/natural hot pools/massages/mud wraps
  • Coromandel Peninsula: East Coast Beaches, Hot Water Beach, Whitianga, Cathedral Cove etc
  • North Island National Park: Skiing/Snowboarding/Trekking

No two weeks are ever the same, but here's an idea of what to expect:

  • Auckland City Museum
  • Auckland Maritime Museum
  • Auckland City Art Gallery and New Gallery
  • Laserstrike
  • Indoor Rock Climbing
  • Indoor Ice-skating
  • Ten-Pin Bowling
  • Experience farm life at Sheepworld
  • Have a barbecue at Piha beach
  • Indoor Aquatic Centre – Takapuna
  • Walk up to visit the volcanic crater and 360˚ view of Auckland in Mt. Eden
  • Aotea Centre Craft Markets
  • Kayaking
  • Minigolf and fish and chips on the beach at Mission Bay
Off sightseeing around Auckland's bays and island Sightseeing around Auckland - the Sky Tower Experience indigenous Maori culture at Rotorua See waterfalls whilst hiking in New Zealand's National Parks Note: Actual activities may vary on arrival All activities and trips are optional and some will have a cost attached.

Finding our school

From the main thoroughfare Queen Street in the city centre, turn left onto Karangahape Road, and look out for our building on the left, on the corner with Liverpool Street.

Centre Director

Lindsay Spedding


Embassy Study Centre Auckland
75 Karangahape Rd.
Auckland Central
New Zealand
Tel: +64 93062600
Fax: +64 93062601

School accreditation

Embassy English is accredited by the NZQA as a Category 1 English language school. This means students at this school are eligible to work up to 20 hours a week on a student visa, regardless of their English level.

See Awards and accreditations


Accessible to students in wheelchairs.

For enquiries and bookings, call:

+1 857 362-8976

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