India has emerged as the second largest source country after China for international students in New Zealand during 2010-11, according to statistics released by Immigration New Zealand (INZ). The number of Indian students approved to study has increased steadily over the past five years, from around 3700 fee-paying students in 2005-06 to over 12,000 in 2010-11. Since 2007-08, India has been New Zealand’s third largest source country after China and South Korea. Surpreet Kaur, who recently finished her business studies in New Zealand, said that encouraging students to work in groups and applying theories to real life situation are regular features of the teaching system in New Zealand. “Besides, safe society and incredible natural environment make New Zealand one of the best destinations for higher studies among Indian students,” Kaur added.