* Overall educational experience
Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.
The academics were kind of a joke, but I took intro-level classes since University of Auckland is a bit iffy on accepting prerequisites taken from other universities. The class sizes were really large and although I had some great professors, most classes were pretty disengaging. I did take the Kapa Haka class, which I would highly recommend for international students!
* Host Country Program Administration
On-site administration of your program
The program advertised itself as being very hands-on in terms of providing us with opportunities for travel. None of these opportunities, though, are included in the program fee. They gave us a presentation on the higher education system, warning us that the academics would be far more difficult than we'd been used to, which was not true at all (not just in my own experience, but for my peers as well). The supervisors were really, really nice, but sort of unnecessary. If you want to go abroad to New Zealand, I would highly recommend going, but not with a program. The program adds a lot of cost and doesn't really give you anything you can't do yourself with a little extra effort. The students who applied directly to the university got pretty much the exact same benefits as I did but at a MUCH lower cost!