I recommend New Zealand to anyone and everyone. I had one of my best years there. The people are amazing, the culture speaks for itself, just the scenery can make you forget all your troubles.
I got a flat in christchurch ( south island is where its at) and worked at kmart! lol It was amazing the people were all so warming to me, ( m accent helped a bit) the musc scene was so much fun, the stories could go on and on. but you will have to go and see for your self how great this lil island is