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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OVERALL RATING 4.0
Based on 4 Reviews
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yes worthwhile, i learned to focus less on school and enjoy the experience from a social standpoint - Middlebury College View Entire Review
How to adapt to little changes, how to travel on a budget; also picked up a new hobby or two - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
Independence, personal growth, practical skills, traveling skills - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Definitely worthwhile. I learned a lot about myself, what I'm comfortable with, what makes me happy. I gained experience with a different method of schooling from a large university - something I never would've been exposed to if I hadn't gone abroad. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I met Jordan, he's from Nelson. He said I can come back and visit him again some time soon. Yes, I enjoyed getting to know new people. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I see the world differently now, my perspective has grown. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
It was definitely worthwhile. Incredible, eye opening experience. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned so much about myself, and got an amazing chance to see New Zealand. I also learned to appreciate the people I have at home. I learned to patient and that things take time. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Past Review Hell Of A Drive
Social skills, sense of what actually matters in my life - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Different people do different things in different places, but we are all the same, really. What a phenomenal revelation! - Wellesley College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with University of Otago: Dunedin - Direct Enrollment & Exchange
It was definitely worthwhile. I gained a lot of independence and confidence. I got a lot better at meeting new people and making friends with people who are from a different culture than me. Finally, I also loved traveling - I'm definitely inspired to adventure more in my backyard and want to go abroad again somewhere else. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Past Review Cool As
It was awesome meeting and traveling with local and study abroad students. The New Zealand landscape is beautiful, and I am so fortunate that I had time to explore. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
New Zealand is very pretty. Traveling is expensive. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned a hell of a lot more about myself. I learned how to take care of myself in a foreign country, how to cook my own food, how to handle a trip, etc. I came back a very different person, for the better I think, even if I didn't particularly enjoy my semester - Middlebury College View Entire Review
A great experience. I am more worldly. I know more about a different culture than my own. . - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I got to experience some incredible hiking and places in New Zealand, as well as learn how to navigate a strange and at times confusing academic system. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
- The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
I learned sometimes you have to stop and smell the roses - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Past Review Huge
The biggest thing I gained was social confidence and a sense of self worth that I don't think I would have been able to find trapped in my small community at home - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Past Review Incredible
Living on your own, and a lot about the country I was in - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself and about living in an apartment and cooking for myself. Since I directly enrolled to the university, it took a little more effort on my part to make friends and put myself out there. It was definitely a worthwhile experience for me. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Past Review Kiwi Adventures
I learned how to be more confident and free. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Past Review Nz Is Amazing
gained experience hiking, camping, planning trips, finding my way around a new place, figuring things out without help from my parents. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Gained living under a roof with friends. Better understood how to learn productively. And how to make time for the important things. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Past Review Awesome!
Definitely worthwhile. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review

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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 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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