Location: Central Otago | Start: May and November | Delivery: Full-time
This programme allows you to improve your English language skills and get hands-on experience working in either fruit production, dairy farming or sheep and beef farming.
Selma Campos discovered that even after her retirement, it was not too late to change her life, career and country.
An environmental lawyer in Brazil, Selma loved cooking and held a long-cherished desire to learn English elsewhere. A friend suggested New Zealand, and Selma enrolled in Central’s English Plus course, which had a Cookery option. Selma describes it as studying in a “natural paradise”.
“My experience was the best possible, the people are great, the course is very good, besides the opportunity to see the beautiful countryside. It was one of the best choices I made in life,” Selma says.
Language was a challenge – Selma could read English but struggled to understand it. However, Selma’s learning at Central progressed at her pace and she was grateful to her tutors and peers for their assistance. “Everyone was very helpful and very kind and supported me all the time in my difficulties.”