University of Otago, New Zealand: Study Abroad Programme

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The University of Otago is New Zealand's first, established in 1869 in Dunedin City, the wildlife capital of the country. Otago has campuses throughout the country, in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Invercargill, while Dunedin’s main campu... read more

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To grow more independent and value time spent alone. Worthwhile and fun at times, but also very difficult. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
100% worthwhile. I've moved around my whole life and this term taught me more than I care to know about myself. But I had an excellent time figuring stuff like health care, insurance, transportation, and school out on my own. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with University of Otago: Dunedin - Direct Enrollment & Exchange
I learned to really go out of my comfort zone and be open to try anything. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned how to live independently, manage expenses, and cook for myself full time. I learned the importance of working with others and relying on others and to seek friendships because everyone is starting over for a semester and wants to make friends while they are there. I learned to be a better advocate for what I wanted to... - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Past Review Isolating
Independence but was very lonely - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Worthwhile because it rekindled my love of America by making me experience a different country. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I gained a lot of self confidence, personal awareness, knowledge about what I have to do and what I'm willing to do to stay fit and healthy, and a general idea of what I may want to do with my life. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned so much about myself: what makes me happy, who I want to spend time with, and how much I love to travel. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I gained so many friends from across the US, NZ, and the world. I learned a lot about New Zealand itself through living there but also through classes. I got to experience the feel of a large university. I would repeat this semester over again in a heartbeat. One of the best decisions I ever made, and probably the best 5 months ... - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Past Review Sick
International experience - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I continued to refine my ability to adjust to new cultures and locations around the world. This was a very worthwhile experience. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned how to be independent, how to navigate through unfamiliar places on my own. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned to enjoy and appreciate the little things more especially your friendships and the world we live in. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with University of Otago, New Zealand: Study Abroad Programme
December 30, 2023 Road Trips And Tramps
That the same struggles and interests are pretty universal among university-aged students around the world - Wellesley College View Entire Review
June 20, 2023 Excellent Adventure
It was definitely worthwhile. I learned how to explore and assimilate into a foreign culture and really just take a step back, figure out what I was interested in, and make the most of the experience. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Exploring a country on your own/with friends is extremely interesting and exciting. I learned so much about myself through that experience - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Independence, how to stay calm and how to spend time alone. Completely worth it. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
How to live on my own, cook, buy and sell a car, explore new places - Middlebury College View Entire Review
It was really challenging in the beginning but working through it was really good for me. Saw the same experience in friends - Middlebury College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with University of Otago: Dunedin - Direct Enrollment & Exchange
Past Review I'd Go Back
I gained some great friends, some sick calves from hiking all over the South Island, and a ridiculous amount of fun facts about the Resource Management Act of 1991 - Middlebury College View Entire Review
more independence and confidence in living alone and abroad in a new place with new people yes - Wellesley College View Entire Review
A new appreciation for taking my time and enjoying being in the present, the world's most beautiful views, new friends, and a university experience completely different from Wellesley. Definitely worthwhile - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned that in order to efficiently get around in New Zealand you must have a car. It is a pain to work with the bus systems and many hiking spots are off main roads. New Zealand needs to work on implementing more sustainable travel systems. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
undoubtedly worthwhile. I learned a lot about myself and what I (actually want to) value/ missed and appreciate while I was away, became more independent - learning how to cook, travel, etc. on my own, made a lot of new friends (didn't go abroad with any because I wanted to do my own thing), pushed myself out of my comfort zone ... - Middlebury College View Entire Review
So worthwhile. An important break from my home university, and also very developmental for me to be on the otherside of the world. - Wellesley College View Entire Review

About

The University of Otago is New Zealand's first, established in 1869 in Dunedin City, the wildlife capital of the country. Otago has campuses throughout the country, in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Invercargill, while Dunedin’s main campus is recognised as one of the most beautiful in the world. Nestled within Dunedin’s gorgeous scenery, Otago is enveloped by nature and is on the doorstep of many of New Zealand’s famed natural environments – with the South Island travelable in a day. For the adventure seeking study abroad student, Otago makes the duality of study and travel highly appealing and accessible. 

Dunedin is Australasia’s only true student city, and provides an unmatched residential campus lifestyle. More than 20,000 students live, work and study in Dunedin city, maintaining a highly social and lively student community. Experience a true “kiwi” student lifestyle and live alongside local students in the suburbs surrounding campus. Many study abroad students move into the University Flats (UniFlats), which are fully furnished, totally integrated within the local student neighbourhood, and even come with a “Kiwi Host” student. 
 
With most majors accommodated for study abroad, experience a world-class education at the top ranked university for international student learning in New Zealand (2019 International Student Barometer). Otago graduates are globally employable, with 95% transitioning directly into work or further study, recognised for their academic excellence and research skills. 
 
Students can choose to study abroad at the University of Otago as a direct enrol student or through a programme, please confirm with your home university which Otago programme/s they will approve.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Graduate Program
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • January Term
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Language Requirement(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Food Science, Food Technology
  • Environmental Studies
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Computer and Information Sciences
  • International Business Law
  • Liberal Arts, General Studies
  • Biology and Biomedical Sciences
  • Botany, Plant Biology
  • Cell Biology, Anatomy
  • Zoology, Animal Biology
  • Ecology, Evolution Biology
  • Neurobiology, Neurosciences
  • Marine Sciences
  • Physical Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Business
  • Accounting
  • Finance, Financial Services
  • Marketing
Minimum GPA:
3.0
Year Founded:
1869
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