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University of Otago, established in 1869, is New Zealand’s oldest university. Otago is ranked in the Top 130 universities in the world by the 2011 QS Ranking of World Universities and has been ranked as New Zealand’s top university for research quality.
Location:
Dunedin, New Zealand
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:

Dunedin, located on the South Island of New Zealand, is known for its Victorian and Edwardian architecture and incredible wildlife. Highlights include the steepest street in the world, beautiful botanic gardens, and a proud Scottish heritage. There are also ski resorts located two hours from Dunedin as well as great sports for hiking, mountain biking and surfing. Additional entertainment includes th Speights Brewery, Yellow Eyed Penguin Tours, the Albatross Colony, and the Cadbury World Chocolate Factory.

The University of Otago, established in 1869, is New Zealand’s oldest university. The university has a strong research emphasis, and many of its programs focus on nature-related sciences, including geology, marine science, ecology, botany, and zoology. Over 20,000 students attend the university, representing over 100 different countries across the globe.The University of Otago is renowned for its vibrant campus lifestyle. Almost all students live with walking distance of the main campus, and most students walk between their flats, campus, and the city center - which is just a few minutes' walk from the center of the campus. The colorful city center is full of cafes, restaurants, bars, boutiques and shopping centers of an international standard. 

Program Price Includes: * Pre-Departure Advising * Tuition at Host University * Official Transcript from Host University * On-site ISA Office * Full-time ISA Resident Staff * On-site Cultural and Academic Orientation * Airport Reception and Transfers  * Internet Access * Tutorial Assistance * Excursions * Cultural Activities * Medical Insurance * Student Services * Visa Support

Setting Description:
The University of Otago is located in the southernmost of New Zealand’s main centers. Dunedin boasts many natural attractions as well as facilities usually offered only by cities many times its size. The campus life at Otago is legendary. Almost all students live with walking distance of the main campus, and most students walk between their flats, campus, and the city center - which is just a few minutes’ walk from the center of the campus. Dunedin is the compact city in which the University of Otago is located, a city which is very unique within Australasia in that the university is intrinsically linked with the cities identity and economy, more than one sixth of the city’s population are university students and the campus is located just a few blocks from the city center and student housing. Otago is renowned for its close-knit student community and vibrant campus lifestyle. The vast majority of students live in houses or apartments within the main student neighborhoods, all of
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