Otago is New Zealand’s oldest university, ranked in the top 1% of universities globally, with world-class facilities and extremely high student satisfaction ratings on all aspects of university life. It’s situated on a residential campus with the...
Studying in NZ has made me appreciate the outdoors much more. I love knowing that I now have friends all over the world. It was very valuable taking science courses at a university other than my home university.
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Absolutely! I experienced a lot of personal growth from having to cook on my own and be completely on my own for a semester. My self confidence increased and I realized I don't mind traveling by myself. Studying abroad is amazing, fun, and eye-opening. I really encourage everyone to do it.
- The College of William and Mary
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I have had the best semester abroad and wish it didn't have to end. I learned so much about myself and the experience has opened my eyes to new perspectives about the world and the US. I feel like it helped my realized what I want to do after I graduate, and has given me many lifelong memories and experiences. I would do the sam...
- Providence College
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Otago is New Zealand’s oldest university, ranked in the top 1% of universities globally, with world-class facilities and extremely high student satisfaction ratings on all aspects of university life. It’s situated on a residential campus with the majority of students living nearby, in the fun and active seaside college town of Dunedin, allowing ample opportunity to engage with kiwi life.
Its field-study-rich academic offerings include strengths in environmental science, law, geology, and political studies. There are thousands of courses available in subjects ranging from anthropology, film & media studies, and theater studies to ecology, genetics, biochemistry, bioethics, business, psychology and physical education. The University of Otago also has one of only two medical schools in the country.
Many science courses use the environment around Otago as their laboratory, creating opportunities to get out and experience the real New Zealand. Regardless of the courses you choose, you can expect to look at the world in new ways.
ARCADIA EXCURSIONS Travel to fascinating places of interest that enhance your cultural immersion and give a meaningful context to your academic courses. Here is a sampling:
Cycling along the Harbour to Portobello
Hike the southern Alps
WHY ARCADIA? Arcadia is a nationally recognized leader in higher education, offering exceptional study, research and internship experiences for students from colleges and universities across the US. Our unique combination of customized, diverse academic programming and comprehensive support allows students to explore new worlds, get to know themselves, boost their resumes for future job opportunities and graduate school, and experience the incredible growth and shifts in perspective that a culturally immersive experience can deliver.
Arcadia aims to help students for whom financial assistance can mean the difference between participating on an Arcadia program and staying home. Arcadia scholarships are awarded to eligible applicants based on need. Approximately 70% of study abroad students who apply for aid from Arcadia receive some form of award
Applications are received on a rolling basis.
Only students who have been accepted to a program from Arcadia Abroad will be considered for an award.