Current Intakes


Intake 46: 18 July 2017 – 9 December 2017

Theme: Education

Sixty government officials arrived in New Zealand in July from Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar, Timor-Leste and Vietnam. They are in New Zealand to study on the English Language Training for Officials (ELTO) programme. They are pictured on the campus of Victoria University where they spent the first three days getting oriented before going to NMIT in Nelson and EIT in Napier for the first two months of the programme. 


ELTO Asia Intake 45: 16 May – 1 September 2017

Theme: Renewable Energy



The 32 government officials from Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar, and Vietnam,  who arrived in May are pictured at the top Of Wellington’s Cable Car with Wellington city in the background.

The current theme for their study programme is Renewable Energy. Themes for previous groups have included Disaster Risk management, 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, ensuring that they experience the Kiwi way of life as well as learn about government matters.

ELTO Africa

ELTO Africa Intake 8: 4 March - 13 May 2017

Theme: National and International Governance

ELTO Africa Intake 8 are pictured here. 

They commenced there stay here in New Zealand on the 4th of March 2017 and left in May. In total they were from 12 countries in Africa: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Burundi, Chad, Comoros, Congo-Barzaville, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Madagascar, Mauritania and Morocco. 


Intake 9 will be arriving in Wellington on 23rd of September 2017 for 10 weeks. 



ELTO Africa Intake 7: October 11 - December 16, 2016
National and International Governance

ELTO Africa Intake 7 commenced their course in Wellington on 11 October 2016. The 15 officials are pictured here at the Victoria University welcome. They are from 11 countries in Africa: Burundi, Central African Republic, Cote D’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea, Madagascar, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Senegal and Togo.





ELTO Peru: February 23 - June 26, 2015

The 16 Peruvian government officials who make up the 2015 ELTO Peru intake come from a wide cross section of government agencies. They include immigration, production, medicines, police, customs and tax, energy and mines, statistics and education. They are united by their involvement in supporting Peru’s hosting of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Meeting in 2016.