ISA Study Abroad in Dunedin, New Zealand

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Dunedin, built with the riches of the New Zealand gold rush, is a mix of Edwardian and Victorian architecture, history and modernism, scholarship and relaxation. Located at the mainland end of the Otago Peninsula in the Otago region of the South I... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.6
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Yes it was worthwhile. I learned to become more outgoing and become friends with locals. I also learned more study skills while studying in a new country. - Berea College View Entire Review
Past Review New Zealand
I cant even put it into words. The experience was priceless. You grow so much as a person and learn about both yourself and the world around you. - University of Tennessee - Knoxville View Entire Review
I don't think I've ever done anything more worthwhile. I learned so much about myself and the world around me on this program. - Pace University View Entire Review
Past Review Best Time Ever
I learned too much to put in words, you will have to go find out for yourself! All I will say is that my core values are the same, but I am a new person who has grown and matured in my time away. - Eckerd College View Entire Review
It was absolutely worth it. I took all international business classes ( because i am a business major ) and it was amazing seeing my country from a different perspective. The out side in effect was there and it was awesome. It was great to see how other countries run there businesses, how american companies adjust to new setting... - University of North Dakota View Entire Review
Yes, I'm very happy with my experience - DePauw University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with ISA Study Abroad in Dunedin, New Zealand
Yes definitely! I gained more confidence in myself, I know I can be a leader, rather than a follower. I gained knowledge of the maori culture in New Zealand, and how nice the locals are. My experience abroad changed my academic interests and future plans, by realizing that I have a lot left to live. It really opened my eyes ... - Bridgewater State College View Entire Review
I got to learn about the Maori culture and also took classes towards my business major - Berry College View Entire Review
Past Review Lifechanging
I learned how to truly live away from home, how to travel independently, critical thinking and planning skills and so much more that I could have never learned in a classroom setting. - The College of New Jersey View Entire Review
I learn how other cultures live. I learned to get out of my comfort zone. It was definitely worthwhile. - University of Hartford View Entire Review
tolerance. Learned to be appreciate of the things we have here in America. - Indiana University - Bloomington View Entire Review
I gained experience in leadership that was invaluable. I gained an understanding of how to continually challenge myself and solidified my values by putting things such as courage to the test. Most of all, try new things and don't knock something until you try it. You never know what great thing's you're capable of, so don't c... - University of North Dakota View Entire Review
Yes, I would suggest everyone that goes through college to study abroad, and if they can, choose this program or at least travel to New Zealand. - University of Maryland - Baltimore County View Entire Review

About

Dunedin, built with the riches of the New Zealand gold rush, is a mix of Edwardian and Victorian architecture, history and modernism, scholarship and relaxation. Located at the mainland end of the Otago Peninsula in the Otago region of the South Island, this city draws heavily on its Scottish roots, earning itself the name "the Edinburgh of New Zealand," while also incorporating contemporary New Zealand culture. Along with beautiful beaches and rolling hills, the Otago Peninsula is known for its wildlife. The peninsula is home to the only mainland Royal Albatross breeding colony in the world as well as breeding colonies for both Yellow-Eyed and Little Blue Penguins.

Programs in Dunedin include:


  • Academic Year: Courses with Locals in Multiple Disciplines

  • Semester / Trimester: Courses with Locals in Multiple Disciplines

  • Summer: New Zealand Studies

Established in 1869 as New Zealand's first university, the University of Otago now has an international reputation for teaching and research excellence. Having an emphasis on environmental studies, including zoology, ecology, and marine science to name a few, The University of Otago is a great destination to study while having a rich outdoor experience. The university is also highly ranked for research, social sciences, and liberal arts. With one out of every six people in Dunedin being a student, the city has a bustling social life rivaled by very few places in all of Oceania. Enjoy a fantastic foodie scene, amazing sports and gorgeous scenery at every turn!

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Language Requirement(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Accounting
  • Anthropology
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Business
  • Cell Biology, Anatomy
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Computer and Information Sciences
  • Criminology
  • Drama, Theater, Theatre Arts
  • Education
  • English Language and Literature
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies
  • Finance, Financial Services
  • Genetics
  • Geography
  • History
  • Management Science
  • Marine Sciences
  • Marketing
  • Microbiology, Immunology
  • Pacific Area Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science and Government
  • Sociology
Minimum GPA:
3.0
Year Founded:
1869
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International Studies Abroad / ISA Scholarships

In pursuit of its goals of enhancing cultural awareness and providing students with the independence and language skills necessary for the workplace, The Dr. Carlos E. Castañeda Memorial Scholarship seek to help those who may not otherwise be able to study abroad. As a testament to his early struggle and lifelong pursuit of academic excellence, ISA offers USD 58,000 annually in scholarships to be used towards ISA programs in memory of Dr. Castañeda. The Dr. Carlos E. Castañeda Memorial Scholarship are both merit and financial need-based scholarships that assist students from affiliated universities with the expenses of studying abroad. Scholarship awardees will have the opportunity to participate in the Correspondent Internship, which gives students the chance to add content to ISA’s Student blog. The student may also be given an opportunity to be part of ISA’s offices abroad based on the need of the particular office.

12 x $2000 for Fall Programs; 12 x $2,000 for Winter/Spring Programs; 2 x $2,500 for (Fall-start) Year Programs; 2 x $2,500 for (Spring-start) Year Programs

Deadlines:
Fall (and Fall-start): April 30th Winter/Spring (and Winter-start): October 30th

Guidelines/Requirements:
• Be accepted to an ISA study abroad program or an applicable ISA Internship or Service-Learning program. • Attend an ISA-affiliated university. See our list of Affiliated Universities for more information. • Have at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA. • Have completed at least one year of college level foreign language or the equivalent. (Courses must appear on official transcript.) • Be enrolled in second or third year of undergraduate education at a U.S. university/college at time of ISA program participation. • Be on financial aid. FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) and home university Award Letter/form required. **Please refer to the Eligibility Requirements and Application for more information on eligibility, scholarship availability, and application instructions.

ISA offers USD 8,000 worth of scholarships annually dedicated to the memory of Michaela Farnum. Michaela was a junior studying International Business and Spanish at Seattle University and was a participant in the ISA program in Chile. Her experience was tragically cut short when she lost her life in a hiking accident in the mountains of La Campana National Park in Chile. ISA hopes that this scholarship will help aspiring study abroad students and will do so in memory of Michaela who only began to realize her dream of study abroad. The scholarship is both merit and financial need-based scholarships for the study abroad expenses for the summer term of the student awardees

8 x $1,000 for Summer Programs

Deadlines:
Summer: February 28th

Guidelines/Requirements:
• Be accepted to an ISA Summer study abroad program or an applicable ISA Internship or Service-Learning program. • Have at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA. • Have completed at least one year of college level foreign language or the equivalent. Courses must appear on official transcript. • Be enrolled in second or third year of undergraduate education at a U.S. university/college at time of ISA program participation. • Be on financial aid. FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) and home university Award Letter/form required. **Please refer to the ISA scholarship page for more information on guidelines/requirements.

ISA is offering 2 USD 1000 scholarships starting in 2016 to students who embody idea of the phrase “Live Like Ally”. Allison Willen, a Junior at Eckerd College whose life tragically ended during a hiking trip in Mt. Aspiring National Park on ISA’s semester study abroad program in New Zealand. Ally had a contagious love for life, nature, community service, and adventure. Ally was a passionate volunteer in her community, always doing what she could to make the world a better place. Students who believe they Live Like Ally and also share similar interests such as a passion for volunteering, a love for nature and hiking, and zest for life are encouraged to apply.

1 x $1,000 for Fall Programs; 1 x $1,000 for Spring Programs

Deadlines:
Fall: April 30th Winter/Spring: October 30th

Guidelines/Requirements:
• Be accepted to an ISA semester or year program in New Zealand.** • Have at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA. • Be enrolled in second or third year of undergraduate education at a U.S. university/college at time of ISA program participation.* **Please refer to the ISA scholarship page for more information on guidelines/requirements.

The ISA Diversity Scholarships aim to encourage students of a broader cultural make-up to participate in ISA programs by offering funds to assist with the expenses of studying abroad. The scholarship amounts to USD 14,000 in awards and is to be used towards ISA programs.

2 x $1,000 for Summer Programs; 3 x $2,000 for Fall Programs; 3 x $2,000 for Winter/Spring Programs

Deadlines:
Summer: February 28th Fall: April 30th Winter/Spring: October 30th

Guidelines/Requirements:
• Be accepted to an ISA study abroad program or an applicable ISA Internship or Service-Learning program. • Have at least a 3.00 cumulative GPA. • Be enrolled in second or third year of undergraduate education at a U.S. university/college at time of ISA program participation. **Please refer to the ISA scholarship page for more information on guidelines/requirements.

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