Advanced Level students of Gateway College have the unique opportunity of joining a ten day Summer Camp in New Zealand where they will stay in the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, engage in state of the art learning and participate in sightseeing and sport activities. On successful completion, students will receive a certificate from the University that will be valuable in thier future whether they study in UC or elsewhere.
|The first group of twenty one students and the officials that will leave for New Zealand on the 9th of December.
During their stay, the students interested in Science will have the opportunity of participating in workshops related to Colorimetry, Dissections, Nanotechnology, Radioactivity, Volumetric analysis and many more. Similarly, students interested in Commerce will participate in workshops related to Management, Economics, Accounting, Managing a company in a business simulation, modelling real world behavior etc. Common activities for all students will include sightseeing such as visits to Akaroa, Melton Observatory, and Museums etc. They will also take part in sport activities such as ice skating.
The very first group of twenty one students will leave for New Zealand on the 9th of December. The tour group includes Advanced Level and Foundation course students of Gateway Colleges Colombo, Negombo and Kandy. The Heads of Gateway College Kandy and Gateway College Negombo will accompany them. The Sri Lankan community in Christchurch too has extended their fullest co-operation to this programme.
Gateway Graduate School has joined hands with the University of Canterbury; New Zealand’s prestigious University that is ranked among the top 2% in the world, to provide structured pathways for students to begin their Undergraduate Degrees in Sri Lanka and graduate in New Zealand.
Having strengthened their position in the Primary and Secondary sectors, Gateway has opened new horizons in tertiary education through its Graduate School that has links with reputed International Universities in the UK, Australia and now New Zealand. The programmes that are expected to commence in February 2012 include BE (Hons) Engineering (Electrical & Electronic, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics, Computer, Civil, Natural Resources, Forest and Chemical & Process Engineering), BSc Science majors (Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Computer Science), Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting, Economics, Finance, Human Resource Management, Information Systems, International Business, Management, Management Science and Operation Management, Marketing, Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Taxation & Accounting) and B Sc/BA in Psychology.
New Zealand is ranked the third best country to live in the world, climbing 17 places in the latest United Nations’ index. With a temperate climate and stunning variations in geography - all surrounded by the Pacific and Tasman Oceans – people of New Zealand are happy and hospitable.
The University of Canterbury, established in 1873 by scholars of Oxford and Cambridge, has gained an international reputation for academic excellence in teaching and research. Its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes are well recognised worldwide, and aim to foster intellectual independence, critical thinking, and professional excellence in every field.
The tuition and accommodation costs at UC are approximately 35% less than in comparable to Universities in Australia and the United Kingdom.
International students are provided with opportunities to gain work experience and supplement their funds while studying. The students also have the possibility of working in New Zealand after they have completed their studies. Once they have completed their studies in NZ, and obtained a NZ qualification, they may be eligible for a Graduate Job Search Visa that is designed to assist eligible graduates in finding work in New Zealand.