Meet Student Ambassador - Ruth Abraham

Ruth is from Kuwait in the Middle East and is studying at NorthTec while living in Whangarei. She is one of our 2020 Study Northland Student Ambassadors.


After working for a couple of years, I decided to pursue further education. Seeing as this could be an opportunity for me to see a different part of the world, I opted to do my program abroad.

I’m doing a Graduate Diploma in Project Management at NorthTec and I’ll be looking for jobs involving Project Management roles when I graduate. 

I chose New Zealand for the topography the country boasts of. I was born and raised in Kuwait, a small country in the Middle East, vastly different from New Zealand.

“The landscapes available in New Zealand are not only breathtakingly spectacular but look deceivingly unreal.”

I truly appreciate the aesthetic landscapes the country has to offer. I chose Northland specifically for the more temperate climate and because I was insistent on going to NorthTec.

I appreciate the education system in New Zealand and the demeanor of the tutors. I love how interactive and adaptive the sessions are. Its been a remarkable experience so far. I most enjoyed getting to write forums again, after a long break of only working on designs.  

Whangarei is a laidback and calm town. Everybody is friendly and that’s what stood out to me the most. The pandemic limited how much exploring I could do since I got here but I’m looking forward to experiencing more of this country.

I was able to find accommodation before I got to New Zealand and it was a smooth process settling in. The owners are a warm and friendly couple that live downstairs. The view of Mount Parahaki is what I wake up to everyday and I couldn’t be more grateful. I wanted a different experience to what I was used to, and I truly got what I desired.

My hobbies are reading and jiu jitsu. But I’ve seen a couple of places around town that look interesting and I’m sure I’ll pick up more interests soon.

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