In the recent past, New Zealand has emerged as an important landmark in the international student mobility map. Kshitij Garg who founded Estero New Zealand - one of the most trusted overseas education consultants in the country with its head office in Auckland, New Zealand – is an early beneficiary of New Zealand's quality education and liberal immigration policies. After taking a Masters in International Business from the University of Auckland, Garg started his career working with the New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, a strategic arm for trade for NZ government and later shifted his job role as an International Marketing Manager for an institution based in Auckland. Apart from the career counselling, Estero New Zealand provides end-to-end services to the aspiring students, which cover – assistance with course selection, university selection, preparing the visa application and applying for the same.
Having expertise both as a student and an employee made him understand that New Zealand did not really get justified appreciation that it deserves. Indeed, Garg wanted the Indian students to understand the opportunities that are available in New Zealand, which triggered the establishment of Estero New Zealand. “The objective behind the establishing of this organization is to make the process of overseas education as effective as possible for the students by providing ethical advice. We are certified as an Education New Zealand Recognized Agent by Education New Zealand and our representation with 7 out of 8 NZ Universities shows the major accomplishments we have made since 2011,” explains Garg.
New Zealand, one of the few nations with zero intolerance towards racism, has more than 190 ethnicities from across the globe and the country is seen as one of the safer destination for Indian Students. The Universities in New Zealand are recognized internationally and the cost of study and living is quite inexpensive, as compared to US, UK and Canada. Estero New Zealand represents major Universities and institutes of New Zealand, which provide the students with an opportunity to select their preferred university and courses. “We represent 36 of the highly resourceful and reputed institutions from New Zealand. For any student who wishes to pursue a program in New Zealand can get in touch with us,” claims Garg.
Apart from the career counselling, Estero New Zealand provides end-to-end services to the aspiring students, which cover – assistance with course selection, university selection, preparing the visa application and applying for the same. The team also assists students with support services such as – arranging bank loans, air-tickets, assisting with money transfers and settlement services such as – arranging accommodation in New Zealand, providing pre-activated bank accounts and telecom needs to students before they reach New Zealand.
Today, with an expert team in New Zealand, Estero New Zealand not only helps in students getting an admission into one of their preferred courses, but also guides them in the placement process.“We are now established in major states like New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Punjab. We have plans to extend our reach to second-tier cities in India and also entering the education technology sector so that we can stay connected with our students 24X7 through technology,” concludes Garg.