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Due to a vastly reduced number of international students allowed to enter the country, SIT’s modern, purpose-built accommodation is open to locals – and it’s an opportunity not to be missed! If you’ve ever dreamed of living in Queenstown, you can, and achieve a qualification at the same time, making it a completely worthwhile experience, in New Zealand’s premier tourist destination.
Guna Baskaran Queenstown campus Accommodation Support says the nine apartments are conveniently located, just a 2-minute walk from campus in a residential area which borders the Remarkables Park Shopping Centre in Frankton.
“It’s quiet and conducive to study – and picturesque as well, the apartments look out onto the Remarkables Mountain range”.
He said student life is at SIT made comfortable and convenient by having all their needs met literally on their doorstep. The accessible location, well-maintained modern facilities and proximity of goods and services makes achieving their basic needs effortless. They’re also well-catered for with public transport links a minute from campus, providing a regular service into Queenstown and other shopping complexes nearby.
Mr Baskaran said the nearby Frankton library provides an excellent location for study, and the Remarkables Market every Saturday is a regular feature for students to meet the locals and try top-quality local produce.
The apartments are well-equipped with full kitchen facilities – crockery, cutlery, utensils etc. all provided. Each unit has 3 bedrooms with an ensuite off each bedroom, Laundry - Washing machine dryer and iron. Queenstown winters are covered, the units have double glazing, heat pumps in the living areas and panel heaters for the bedrooms, ensuring everyone stay cosy throughout the colder months of the year. Power and internet are included in the rent, and there’s free Wi-Fi, so everything’s been thought of to make life easy.
Mr Baskaran said they were looking forward to welcoming students from the southern region and other parts of NZ, it’s a pleasure to help make SIT students time in Queenstown a success both academically and recreationally as there is so much on offer there to create an unforgettable study experience.
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