The Education Abroad Network (TEAN): Dunedin - University of Otago

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Known as New Zealand's college town, Dunedin is home to the oldest university in New Zealand, the University of Otago - established in 1869, the city literally grew around the university. With a particular focus on the traditional arts and science... read more

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I learned about myself and now have a clearer vision of my future - University of Hartford View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with The Education Abroad Network (TEAN): Dunedin - University of Otago
It's hard to even put my experience into words. I gained so much exposure to the other side of the globe. Independence, international friends, different perspective of the U.S. Learned how to be a risk-taker in a safe way and push myself outside my comfort zone. - Rollins College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with The Education Abroad Network (TEAN): Dunedin - University of Otago
Because I did not know any other student on my program before departing, being abroad allowed me to foster a greater sense of independence and self. Through living with (initially) strangers, I better learned to compromise, reason, and work with others. I learned to let go of the small things in order to learn the big things. Go... - Villanova University View Entire Review
I learned how to cook for myself, how to travel on a budget, how to go with the flow, how to be independent. Yes, absolutely it was worthwhile. - Rollins College View Entire Review
January 10, 2016 The Trip Of A Lifetime
I learned what it was like to life in a different culture and to step out of my comfort zone. I was almost never idle which led me to be the happiest I have been in a long time. - Champlain College View Entire Review
July 29, 2015 Perfectly Unique
As unsettling as it can be to move to the other side of the earth for five months, TEAN made the experience feel like I never left home. The TEAN staff encourage students to explore and learn about New Zealand, which helped me become spontaneous and allowed me experiences I could have never dreamed of. Being able to visit Fiji o... - Stonehill College View Entire Review
January 21, 2015 A Great Adventure
My experience was definitely worth it. I had the most fun of any of my semesters in college so far. I learned how to be self-sufficient, how to plan trips, and found the person I wanted to be. I also got to learn about how to hike and all the planning that is involved with it. Furthermore, I got to learn about an interesting cul... - Drake University View Entire Review
I gained a lot of maturity and how to become self-reliant in a lot of situations. I learned how to travel and set up trips and be productive. I learned about an entirely new culture and history and how to embrace it. - Grand Valley State University View Entire Review
The world requires action. There is an unlimited amount of things to accomplish wherever you are; all you need to do is go! Keep mindful of the larger picture of both the world and your own life. Live how you want to. - Drake University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with The Education Abroad Network (TEAN): Dunedin - University of Otago
Going abroad was the best decision I've ever made. I left with such a stronger sense of what I wanted in life. I'm a fairly busy student, and taking a semester to relax and just live through travel and meeting people gave me an opportunity to appreciate different things about life that I hadn't before because I was always so bus... - University of Massachusetts Amherst View Entire Review
I gained such valuable life knowledge. It was the first time having to navigate travelling around a foreign country on my own. I felt like a totally different person there; someone more outgoing and eager to go on adventures. It was definitely worthwhile! I'd do it again in a heartbeat and wouldn't change a thing. - Columbia College Chicago View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with The Education Abroad Network (TEAN): Dunedin - University of Otago
I gained many skills from my experience. Some skills included how to survive in the outdoors, while others were more personal such as being more outgoing and not being afraid to try new things. It was absolutely worthwhile since it made me stronger as a person. - Simmons College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with The Education Abroad Network (TEAN): Dunedin - University of Otago
I gained a family of friends I met while abroad- internationals, Kiwis, and other TEAN participants. I saw parts of the world that I never even knew existed. I caught the travel bug- learning about the world is so important and I never want to stop. - Quinnipiac University View Entire Review
February 03, 2017 Take Me Back!
My abroad experience was 100% worthwhile. Not only did I gain life long friends and memories, but I grew as an individual. I learned things about myself I never would've thought possible. - Rollins College View Entire Review
September 16, 2016 Trails And Tim Tams
My abroad experience pushed me in more ways than I thought possible. It pushed me physically-whether through skydiving, bungee jumping, or canyoning, mentally- in class and in my attempts to plan trips and navigate a completely new country- and most significantly, emotionally. Having never previously left the country, studying a... - Stonehill College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with The Education Abroad Network (TEAN): Dunedin - University of Otago
My experience studying at The University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand was a more enriching, thrilling, and overall life-changing experience than I ever could have imagined. This could not have been possible without the help provided by The Education Abroad Network, whose staff—both at home and abroad—was there every step of ... - University of Virginia View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with The Education Abroad Network (TEAN): Dunedin - University of Otago
Being aboard has taught me a lot of personal things about myself and brought in new changes to my life and the perspective on the world and people. The kind hearted people of New Zealand has spread it's love towards me and inspired me in all sorts of ways to grow as a person. Everyone that goes aboard will tell you that going ab... - University of Hartford View Entire Review
I learned how to be more patient and open minded and live in the present. It was definitely worthwhile but I miss New Zealand immensely. - University of Hartford View Entire Review
February 04, 2015 Living In The Moment
I can't even put into words what I learned from this experience. I would go back immediately if given the chance. It is the opportunity of a lifetime. Everyone's experience will be unique and special in their own way. I will never be able to replicate the memories I had in New Zealand - Stonehill College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with The Education Abroad Network (TEAN): Dunedin - University of Otago
December 07, 2014 Can't Wait To Get Back!
Not that I have been very many places, but I know this one was special. Being able to travel and meet people before we even got to New Zealand was so great. TEAN prepared us incredibly well- from budgeting, to the packing list, to local words and culture- I would not have done this trip any other way. Going abroad truly gives yo... - Southern New Hampshire University View Entire Review
July 11, 2014 Sweet As
I learned how the US is viewed from an outside perspective. I learned about not only the local culture but other cultures around the world from other international students. Studying abroad is the best decision I have ever made in my academic career. - Western Washington University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with The Education Abroad Network (TEAN): Dunedin - University of Otago
I learned that different viewpoints have roots that are incredibly different than mine depending on where in the world people come from. - Texas A&M University - College Station View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with The Education Abroad Network (TEAN): Dunedin - University of Otago
I learned to say yes to everything. I was away nearly every weekend and truly took advantage of every trip opportunity and experience. SAY YES! - University of Rhode Island View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with The Education Abroad Network (TEAN): Dunedin - University of Otago
I changed so much as a person during my time in New Zealand, it's hard to put into words. Just learning how rewarding it is seeing new places and meeting different people, and that there's so much out there waiting to be seen and experienced I don't think I could go back to my life before and feel content! I learned so much abou... - University of Massachusetts Amherst View Entire Review

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Known as New Zealand's college town, Dunedin is home to the oldest university in New Zealand, the University of Otago - established in 1869, the city literally grew around the university. With a particular focus on the traditional arts and sciences, the University offers a broad spectrum of courses for study abroad students, with an unbeatable location from which to explore the incredibly beautiful South Island of New Zealand. With Queenstown and the Southern Alps only a few hours away, and the wildlife and beautiful landscapes of the nearby Otago Peninsula and surrounding region, students who love the outdoors will be in their element. With 85% of the University's students living within a 15 minute walk of campus, participants integrate well in their university housing that blends in with the local community. TEAN participants start their semester in Queenstown, adventure capital of the world, on New Zealand's South Island. Combined with an extensive orientation program and in-country support, participants are fully prepared to get the most from their semester abroad. 

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Mathematics, Statistics
  • Marketing
  • Visual and Performing Arts
  • Social Sciences
  • Psychology
  • International Relations
  • Environmental Studies
  • Computer and Information Sciences
  • Business
  • Biology and Biomedical Sciences
Minimum GPA:
3.0
Year Founded:
1995
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The Education Abroad Network (TEAN) Scholarships

The Education Abroad Network Full Ride Scholarship is designed to give a stand-out student the opportunity to study abroad. Studying abroad is a personal journey and the winning applicant will show us not only the journey they’ve been on to arrive at this point, but also the journey they envision studying abroad will entail. The scholarship can be used for any Summer or Fall 2018 TEAN program and covers tuition, program fees, orientation and housing (up to $26,000 value).

Up to $26,000 USD

Deadlines:
March 1, 2018

Guidelines/Requirements:
- Students must complete the Statement from University document in order to be considered for the scholarship. - Must meet the GPA and eligibility requirements for the individual program(s) that they want to attend. - Must be enrolled as an undergraduate student in the United States. - Disbursement can only be applied towards total program fees. Cash disbursements will not be made under any circumstances. - Scholarship applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

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