Meet Archana Kawatra – Graduate Diploma in Tourism Management – AIS Alumni 2018

February 14, 2018 |

Hi, my name is Archana Kawatra and I have just started my full-time job as Head of Sales and Marketing for Amora Hotel Auckland, New Zealand.

Archana Kawatra completed Graduate Diploma in Tourism Management (GDTM) at Auckland Institute of Studies (AIS)

I completed the Graduate Diploma in Tourism Management (GDTM) at Auckland Institute of Studies (AIS) successfully in December 2017 with GPA of 8.143. Together with previous international work experience in India and Dubai in different hotels, I was offered a full time position right after graduation.

I would like to extend my sincere thanks to AIS and lecturers who have contributed to my journey to success today. My special gratitude goes to Dr. Semisi Taumoepeau, lecturer Dr. Jonathon Spring, Anna Addison and Dr. Nick Towner for a great programme. They all made the course seem to be very easy with so much fun and enthusiasm. I have learnt a lot of practical skill sets in Tourism to apply into the work place.

Archana Kawatra and Dr. Nick Towner at AIS Academic Excellence Scholarship Ceremony

I am also very happy to get a Scholarship for Academic Excellence for the third semester, and this I believe is indeed very motivating.

I have travelled across New Zealand during the last year and have explored Waiheke Island, Coromandel, Tauranga, Rotorua and the Hobbiton Movie Set – to name a few places.

Archana Kawatra at the Hobbiton Movie Set, New Zealand

It’s time for my full time job again, and I am looking forward to my business trip to Wellington next week.

Thanks for sharing with us your success story, Archana Kawatra!

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February 12, 2018 |

Julia Nguyen has been back from London after a three-month internship with TRAVEL AGENDA as a digital marketing officer through the INTERN GROUP ( a global company).

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Students from South Korea enjoyed studying English Language in New Zealand

February 6, 2018 |

Changwon Moonsung University send students to New Zealand every year to study English at Auckland Institute of Studies (AIS),

The latest group of students has just completed a short programme at AIS this month (February, 2018).

Interesting English Language Programme

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Meet Iskima Bhandari – Graduate Diploma in Business – AIS, New Zealand

January 31, 2018 |

Iskima Bhandari is from Nepal. She has just graduated from Graduate Diploma in Business Programme at Auckland Institute of Studies (AIS), New Zealand.

Study experience at Auckland Institute of Studies (AIS)

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Meet Omkar Vidwans – Graduate Diploma in Tourism Management (GDTM) at AIS

January 30, 2018 |


Omkar Vidwans comes from India and is studying Graduate Diploma in Tourism Management (GDTM) at AIS in New Zealand.

Omkar had worked in the tourism industry in India for a while to gain experience when he became specifically interested in upgrading his education and pursuing a career in New Zealand.

Omkar Vidwans comes from India and is studying Graduate Diploma in Tourism Management (GDTM) at AIS in New Zealand.

Omkar Vidwans at Orientation Day – January intake 2018

Omkar said: “New Zealand is known globally in the tourism industry, especially with ADVENTURE TOURISM. There are so many job opportunities in this industry in New Zealand.”

Adventure Tourism in New Zealand

I will combine my previous international work experience with the knowledge gained from the programme at AIS. I can’t wait to explore New Zealand too.

Welcome Omkar to New Zealand and wish you all the best!



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The cooperation between AIS New Zealand and The SQA Scotland

January 21, 2018 |

The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) offers their Higher National Diploma (HND) in developing countries around the world, supporting graduates to continue towards degree studies in the UK.

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Meet Pattranitch Tachakun (Pat) from Thailand – AIS English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

January 16, 2018 |

Pat comes from Thailand and studies English for Academic Purposes (EAP) at Auckland Institute of Studies (AIS). In 2018, Pat will enrol into Business Programme at AIS.

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PGDIT Programme To Be Offered Soon At AIS

December 21, 2017 |

In almost every industry and sector around the globe, Information Technology is playing a major role in development. As such, having computing and IT knowledge is now an in-demand skill set for the modern job candidate – regardless of whether you will … Read More


December 20, 2017 |

Hitesh studied Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration at Auckland Institute of Studies (AIS) and graduated in October 2017. He now works full-time in Call Centre for Air New Zealand.

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Press Release: Tonga Institute of Higher Education (TIHE) and the Auckland Institute of Studies (AIS) pathway

December 6, 2017 |

Press Release

Wednesday 6th December 2017

Tonga Media

Semisi Palaki Mavaetangi recently graduated with a Bachelor of Information Technology degree having taken the Tonga Institute of Higher Education (TIHE) and the Auckland Institute of Studies (AIS) pathway.

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