We support international education specialists in New Zealand with practical tools and professional training

Empowering international education professionals
We bring together all of Aotearoa’s international education professionals in one community to provide the best possible support for cross-border learners, e.g. international students, new settlers and refugee-background learners.
Our strategic direction
Enabling educators with training, modules and credentials
Our supportive community encompasses all levels of education as well as practitioners in diverse roles and at every stage in their careers. Share knowledge, learn from each other’s experiences, and support each other through the challenges.
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Upcoming Events
Join us for interactive sessions that ISANA NZ has developed to support practitioners engaging, teaching and advising cross-border learners.
Free content
Catch-up Cafes
These free events are an opportunity for you to hear the latest news and ask government agencies questions about issues that matter.
Members only
Webinars
These interactive sessions profile evidence-based practice in international education and help you develop specialised knowledge and skills.
Members discounted
Workshops
Online or in-person workshops are accessible, engaging and fun ways to help you participate in a professional community. 
2024 Symposium
We are excited to announce the Supporting Cross-border Students Symposium hosted by the University of Auckland, June 6-7 2024. Get in early for this ground-breaking symposium!
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Capability Toolkit
The Capability Toolkit is the outcome of a collaboration between ISANA NZ and Education New Zealand Manapou ki te Ao (ENZ). It presents strategies, tools, tips, guidelines, case studies, scenarios and more to assist with every facet of engagement with cross-border learners.
Free content
Members only
Tailored Support
Resources to help international education practitioners deliver excellent student experiences.
Free content
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Critical Incident Management
Resources to help practitioners manage critical incidents relating to cross-border learners.
Free content
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Innovative Leadership
Resources to encourage managers and practitioners to innovate and continually improve their products, services, strategies, policies and processes.
Free content
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Intercultural Competence
Resources to foster understanding and implementation of intercultural competence by administrators and teachers.
Free content
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Student Experience Information
Information and advice for international recruitment agents to help them understand NZ’s context and provide improved student support.
Free content
Members only
Training Modules
ISANA NZ is thrilled to share with you micro online learning modules developed to help international education staff provide the best possible support for their students. These modules have been developed with the support of the Ministry of Education's International Student Wellbeing Strategy.
Free content
Members only
Supporting international PhD students
Resources for the tailored support of international PhD students in Aotearoa
Free content
Members only
Accommodation Resources
Our two latest eLearning additions. The first course provides tips and tools to assist a homestay parent or designated caregiver with caring for their homestay student. Designed for tertiary accomodation providers, the second course introduces skills and knowledge helpful for supporting diverse resident bodies.
Join the ISANA NZ community
Join now to enjoy our free events and networking opportunities, news and updates, professional development resources, online learning and more!
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Partner with ISANA NZ
ISANA NZ is proud to partner with the following organisations to offer specialised support and products for our community. Contact us if you would like to learn more about developing a partnership with our community.
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Current Partnerships
We are professionalising international education practice and ensuring Aotearoa provides a safe and welcoming home for international learners.