08 Auckland Institute of Studies
New Zealand education for global students
Guest: Richard Smith (CEO and Founding Director)
Auckland Institute of Studies (AIS) leans on New Zealand’s reputation to sell a Kiwi educational experience all over the world. AIS is one of New Zealand’s largest private education providers, with a mostly international student base.
As well as the quality of its education, AIS trades off a true New Zealand experience, with students from more than 40 countries currently on campus.
In this episode of Flying the Fern, host David Downs talks to CEO Richard Smith about:
- How AIS competes with bigger universities
- How AIS transformed an old hospital into a campus and student hostel
- Getting through Covid with very few international students in the country
- Selling the New Zealand proposition to young people overseas