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About Ara Institute of Canterbury (formerly CPIT)
The campus is a true tertiary campus spreading over two blocks and includes all of the facilities you would expect of a high quality tertiary institution, plus some more.
130 Madras Street, Christchurch
Ensors Road, Christchurch
32 Arthur Street
Washdyke campus Timaru
102 Racecourse Road, Timaru
37 Alford Forest Road, Ashburton
44 Humber Street, Oamaru
Christchurch is a large New Zealand city and offers many accommodation options. Students may decide to go flatting, private board or live in homestay accommodation with a Christchurch family.
Our Ōtautahi House offers apartment style accommodation with other students in a flat share right across the road from our Christchurch - Madras Street campus.
We encourage you to stay with a homestay family when you first arrive in New Zealand to study. A homestay provides a warm, family environment where you'll have your own room, share meals with the family and have the opportunity to practice your English every day. All of our homestays are carefully selected and supervised.
Our homestay services include:
- full inspection of all homes and interviews with host families
- airport pick-up
- police vetting of all host families
- a 'welcome pack' upon arrival
- banking assistance on your first day at Ara
- translators to assist communication
- follow-up meetings with you and your homestay family to ensure everyone is happy and comfortable
We can arrange for you to stay with a homestay in any of our study locations. Alternatively, you can stay in hostels, flats or other accommodation options.
*Preference will be given to students enrolling in full time study.
Courses available 10Creative Arts & Design 2 Engineering 3 Hotel Management & Hospitality 1 Humanities & Social Sciences 1 Mass Communication & Media 3
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