IPU New Zealand Tertiary Institute has been operating since 1990. Today, students from some two dozen countries live and study on a beautiful campus in Palmerston North. IPU offers a broad range of programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in international and language studies. Programmes incorporate a range of interdisciplinary courses with focused attention on communication, research and critical thinking. Because of the uniqueness of its programmes, students acquire a broad range of knowledge and skills within a multicultural and multinational environment. This prepares them well for their future careers, with high levels of employment acquired in jobs of direct relevance to their study or prior experience. Students can undertake internships as part of their study. The institute has a significant number of bilingual and multilingual staff with extensive international educational experience.