Contents Welcome to the University of Auckland 3 Ready, set, go! 4 Ready for departure Student visa 5 IT essentials 6 Insurance 7 Pack your luggage 8 Airport arrival 9 Accommodation 10 Cost of living 11 Just arrived City of Sails 12 Getting around 12 Staying connected 12 Banking 12 Shopping 13 Employment ready 13 Adapting to Kiwi life Code of Practice 1 5 Culture shock 1 5 Kiwi culture 1 5 Staying safe 1 6 17 17 19 19 About this guide Preparing for study in another country is full of excitement and challenges. We hope that this guide will answer your questions, calm your nerves, and get you ready for life at the University of Auckland. The more you know We have a huge amount of information for international students available on our website. You can also contact our AskAuckland team with any enquiries. Need a hand? Our friendly and dedicated team of international student advisers are here to support you. If you need any guidance preparing for your departure or settling into life in Auckland, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org , or check the key contacts page for more details. Get connected Click the Facebook logo below to like our International Student Support page, and make sure to check your University email for iNews - our fortnightly international student newsletter.