Semester on the South Island offers 2 semesters, February to June and July to November. The University is well recognized for the quality of its research and teaching and is one of the few universities in the world where the main activity of its host city
- Dunedin, New Zealand
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester
- Program Description:
- When you study abroad in New Zealand on our Semester on the South Island, New Zealand program, you'll be a student at New Zealand’s oldest university, the University of Otago. Become part of a distinguished educational experience in a vibrant, cosmopolitan city. You will enjoy dynamic faculty members and unique courses in the cultural capital of New Zealand’s South Island. When you study abroad in New Zealand you should start getting excited about:
New Zealand’s topography – Beautiful sand beaches, bush-clad hills, and tidal inlets are close to your apartment.
World-class academics – The University of Otago is highly regarded for the quality of research produced by its students. Internationally recognized for advancements in higher education, the university boasts strong liberal arts, law, and science programs.
Hundreds of active clubs, societies, and student organizations – Learn the figurative ropes of wine appreciation in the wine club or the literal ropes of rock climbing in one of the student adventure organizations. With hundreds of clubs, you will find something that interests you or something new to try.
Live in the heart of Lord of the Rings country – Dunedin is an excellent gateway to Central Otago and Fiordland, where opportunities abound for hiking, skiing, water sports, adventure tourism (including bungee jumping), and admiring the spectacular landscapes. Dunedin’s coastal location and climate are ideal for a wide range of sports and other recreational pursuits.
The cosmopolitan city of Dunedin – Dunedin is the second-largest city on the South Island of New Zealand, and the principal city of the Otago region. For historical, cultural, and geographical reasons, Dunedin is considered to be one of New Zealand’s 4 major urban centers. With numerous shopping districts, eateries, cafés, and night-owl venues, you’ll always be entertained.
Semester on the South Island offers 2 semesters, February to June and July to November. The University is well recognized for the quality of its research and teaching and is one of the few universities in the world where the main activity of its host city, Dunedin, is education. You will be able to choose subjects from across the University’s curriculum and attend classes alongside New Zealand students.
IF you've ever wanted to study abroad in New Zealand, then check out our Semester on the South Island, New Zealand program! Here are a few of the key highlights that make this program unique. Add on the January in New Zealand course and get an additional 4 credits & begin your Semester on the South Island one month earlier! Travel to New Zealand: Beaches, coastline, mountains, and wilderness right outside your door Located in the heart of Lord of the Rings country Life in a bustling, cosmopolitan city Courses at the oldest university in New Zealand Service-learning and volunteer opportunities Large, diverse student body with thousands of international students An international student mentor Hundreds of clubs and students organizations Extensive sports facilities on campus AACSB accredited Business School
- Setting Description:
- Dunedin is located towards the southern tip of the South Island of New Zealand and is the principal city of the province of Otago. With a population of 120,000, Dunedin offers students the best of both worlds in terms of city life. It has all the facilities, entertainment, and variety of larger cities but is small enough to be friendly, intimate, and uncrowded. Fun fact: Dunedin is home to Baldwin Street, which, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, is the steepest street in the world. Dunedin is also an excellent gateway to Central Otago and Fiordland. Here you can find all the things that make Dunedin famous for being an awesome destination for hiking, skiing, water sports, adventure tourism (including bungee jumping), and admiring the spectacular landscapes. Dunedin’s coastal location and climate make it ideal for a wide range of sports and other recreational pursuits, ensuring that you will never long for something to do. New Zealanders, also known as Kiwi’s, are very
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