Current Intakes

Intake 49: 17 July 2018 – 8 December 2018
Theme: Strengthening Resilience

In July, 61 government officials from Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar, Timor-Leste and Vietnam, arrived to start their five month stay in New Zealand. They are pictured here at the Wellington Botanic Gardens, having just arrived back in Wellington to commence part two of the ELTO programme at Victoria University.

The current theme for their study programme is Strengthening Resilence. Themes for previous groups have included Agriculture, Security, Trade, Sustainable Economic Development, Governance and Education. The ELTO programme is funded by the New Zealand Aid Programme within the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. 

During their stay here, the officials study an intensive English language course, visit workplaces and stay in New Zealand homes. This ensures that they experience the Kiwi way of life, as well as learn about government matters.



ELTO Africa and Palestinian Territories

Intake 11 : 21 September 2018 – 30 November 2018

While in New Zealand for ten weeks, they are on an intensive English language course at the English Language Institute at Victoria University, covering the following topics: New Zealand’s society, culture, economy, system of government and public sector management, as well as regional and multilateral governance.

They are from among the following countries, Algeria, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo,  Madagascar, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Palestine, Sao Tome & Principe, Senegal, and Tunisia.