The Awards are funded by the Ministry of Education through the New Zealand Government’s Growth and Innovation Framework and support the development of language skills considered necessary for New Zealand to move toward a globally-connected economy. They also support the Government’s economic, social and cultural goals.
AFS New Zealand is contracted by the Ministry of Education to deliver the Language Immersion Awards (LIA) for students already selected to depart in 2018.
The Ministry of Education is currently reviewing funding for the Language Immersion Awards. While this process is underway, AFS is not accepting applications for Language Immersion Awards for departure in 2019.