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2/09/2014

Educators join forces for Study Queenstown website

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 International QRC students: From left Karan Grewal, Gustav Holmqvist, Baoshan Ruan, Carmen Morao Marcano, and Ruci Toka 
Queenstown’s learning institutions have joined forces to become a one-stop education shop through a new online initiative.

Studyqueenstown.com – a website containing information on some of the resort’s schools and tertiary providers – has been launched to attract people to live and learn in the Wakatipu.

The brainchild of Queenstown Resort College, Study Queenstown includes Wakatipu High, the ABC College of English, Southern Lakes English College, Southern Institute of Technology, Otago Polytechnic and QRC.

Other schools are expected to come on board soon.

The online tool means national and international students can be drawn to study in Queenstown with the ability to achieve secondary, diploma, degree or post graduate qualifications through a variety of pathways.

Destination Queenstown boss Tony Everitt says the website will help “deliver an increasingly proactive market segment to the resort”.

“Queenstown has a growing educational presence which is increasingly resulting in us becoming recognised as a serious study destination,” he says.

“We see the potential for longer-term benefits for the region with increasing numbers of students coming here to study, work and play year-round, breaking the seasonal cycle of more traditional visitors.”

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