About Us

AEI is a NZQA registered Private Training Establishment. The school has been operating for more than 20 years, and has an impressive history of successfully delivering programmes to thousands of international students over the years. 

Some of the benefits of coming to New Zealand to learn English are:

  • New Zealand is less than 12 hours flying time from most Asian Countries
  • English is the national language of New Zealand
  • The cost of study as well as the cost of living in New Zealand are generally lower than in other English Speaking Countries such as the UK or USA.
  • New Zealand offers a large variety of Tourist activities for such a small country
  • The people of New Zealand have a reputation for being friendly and easy-going

Studying and living in NZ

Applying for a visa

Information on visa requirements for studying in New Zealand.

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Living in NZ

New Zealand is a beautiful country to live in. There are many different accommodation options you can choose from.

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Pastoral Care

AEI has agreed to observe the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students.

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Quality Assurance

Find out information relating to the Quality Assurance frameworks in New Zealand and quality assurance at AEI.

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featured programmes

Diploma in Business Management (Level 7)


AEI is able to enrol students aged from 8 years old +. There are conditions that apply to Under 18 students. This includes a requirement to live in accommodation approved by AEI. Please contact us for further information relating to Under 18 students.


Meet our team

  • Teena Hireme

    Managing Director/Campus Director AK
  • Pankaj Gupta

    Director - International Client Relations
  • Kathryn Thorne

    Industry and Community Liaison - Christchurch

  • Matt Wilcox

    English Language Programmes Director
  • Dr Ahsan Ali Chaudhri

    Academic Director

  • Mike Hern

    Campus Director - Chch
  • Winnie Wang

    Regional Marketing Director
  • Ziggy Lee

    Student Services Manager
  • Megan Kong

    Kaitautoko Wheako Tauira - Chch (Student Experience Co-ordinator)
  • Paul Kearney

    Kaitautoko Wheako Tauira - Akld (Student Experience Co-ordinator)