International Students

Kia ora Koutou 

I'm Mastine Dube, the UCSA's International Representative for 2022. My role exists to advocate for you, the international student community.

I am in my fifth year of LLB/ BCOM studies. I am originally from Zimbabwe and moved to Aotearoa about five years ago. I am a sucker for long walks, mind-stimulating books, and good coffee. Most importantly, I enjoy meeting new people from all walks of life so I am always here for a good chat.

Feel free to email me with any thoughts, questions, or concerns via international@ucsa.org.nz

We'd also like to provide you with valuable content on this page that can make your experience at UC a lot easier and more fun.

International Events

UC is home to a vibrant international student community. To celebrate them and build connections, UCSA has a busy events calendar year-round.

We also have several international student clubs that run amazing things throughout the year.

Don’t miss:

  • Lunar New Year: We celebrate with a mix of cultural performances and great food. Sometimes, even a movie to top it off.
  • Arts Fest International Space: Our international student clubs come together to display their talents and run fun activities for everyone.
  • Cultural and religious events: Join us to mark occasions like Africa Day, Colour Fest, Diwali and more.
  • Global Fashion Show: UC Global Society and the UCSA bring a spectacular fashion experience to campus. They’ll be joined by the student community showcasing their cultural attire along with entertainment.
  • Food Festival: This is the big feed you shouldn’t miss. The event features a carnivalesque space with food from around the world, as well as activities and cultural performances. It’s proudly hosted by The Canterbury Malaysian Society and the UCSA.
  • International Gala Ball: A formal dinner event aimed at introducing our domestic student community to our international students.
  • Language Exchange Evenings: A recurring event at The Foundry, where you can come along and acquaint yourself with languages from around the world.
  • Quiz Nights: We love a quiz, and there will often be ones with international themes.

International Advisory Group

This group of students work with our International Rep to provide student feedback on issues around campus and beyond. Find out more.

Advocacy and Welfare

Do you need advocacy or welfare support? UCSA's International Student Advocate is here to help. Find out more in the Support section .