15 February 2017

Meet our Korea video competition winners

ENZ is pleased to announce the winners of the inaugural I Want to Study in New Zealand video competition, which attracted an amazing 117 entries from Korean students.

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A still from Jiwan Park's video (winner of the English language category)

In a 60-second videostudents were asked to share their aspirations for studying in New Zealand, including references to the programme they have selected.  

Cecily Lin, ENZ’s Regional Lead, North Asia, said the standard of entries was impressive, as was the level of support agents provided their students. 

“It’s encouraging to see agents teaming up with students to enter the competition, and help them achieve their goal of studying in New Zealand,” said Cecily. 

“As this was the first time we ran the competition, we were unsure of how much interest we’d have – but we were pleasantly surprised when the videos started flooding in.” 

The winning students and agents will be presented with their awards at a ceremony hosted by Clare Fearnley, New Zealand Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, at her residence in Seoul on Friday, 17 February. The winners’ videos will be screened at the event.  

The student winners are: 
  • Overall: Seoyeon Nam (video), who will receive tuition fees up to $8,000 to study at Macleans College, Auckland. 

  • School category: Sohyune Shin (video) and Sumin Nam (video), who will each receive tuition fees up to $6,000 and will study in Auckland at Belmont Intermediate School and St. Mary’s Collegerespectively. 

  • English language category: Jiwan Park (video) and HyeJin Kim (video), who will each receive tuition fees up to $5,000. Both of them will study at the Dominion English School, Auckland. 

The agent winners are:  
  • HJ Global Education, which supported Seoyeon Nam, the overall winner  

  • Uhak K, which encouraged 16 students to enter – more than any other agent 

  • SIS International Education, which encouraged 11 students to enter 

  • Prime, which encouraged eight students to enter. 

The prize for the winning agents is an invitation to the familiarisation trip to New Zealand (or flights between Korea and New Zealand). 

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