‘Exhausted’ international students think twice about return

While education providers are keen to welcome foreign students back into New Zealand, some students say delays and uncertainties have made them “exhausted and hesitant to come”, writes Wei Shao for Stuff.

Kyoka Horiguchi, a Japanese student at the University of Canterbury who is studying offshore in Japan via online courses, said despite this month’s announcement of the border reopening, she “had no plan” to return in the near future.

“I don’t think I will come back to New Zealand. It is really time consuming to wait for the border opening and apply for a visa. There would be too many uncertainties,” Horiguchi said. “I’d rather spend the time transferring to a Japanese university, completing my degree and getting a job.”
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