World-class academics, a youthful city, and the picturesque landscapes that New Zealand is famous for! The semester on the South Island, New Zealand program offers you the chance to live and learn in the heart of this university city.
As a student at New Zealand’s oldest university, the University of Otago, you will become part of a distinguished educational experience in a vibrant, cosmopolitan city. You will enjoy dynamic faculty members and unique courses in the cultural capital of New Zealand’s South Island.
Live in the heart of Lord of the Rings country – Dunedin is an excellent gateway to Central Otago and Fiordland, where opportunities abound for hiking, water sports, adventure tourism, and admiring the spectacular landscapes.
World-class academics – The University of Otago is internationally recognized for advancements in higher education and boasts strong liberal arts, law, and science programs.
Clubs, societies, and student organizations – Learn the figurative ropes of wine appreciation or the literal ropes of rock climbing. With hundreds of clubs, you will find something that interests you or something new to try.
Courses include advertising, anthropology, business, communication, cultural studies, environmental sciences, humanities, international relations, multimedia, nutrition, and sports studies, among others.
For a complete list of course offerings, please click here.
3-4 courses (12-16 US credits)
Start Date: February 15
End Date: June 19
Start Date: Early July
End Date: Mid November
*Cost may change at any time due to the current exchange rate.
*This is NOT an extra fee, but is a non-refundable deposit applied towards your total program fee. You will be directed to pay this after completing the online application.
"New Zealand is a beautiful country. Perhaps the best part of my experience there was my travel through the south island. I got to see the Royal Albatross, Hectors' Dolphin, and the Yellow-Eyed Penguins and it filled me with complete joy. I never thought in my life time I would see a penguin in its natural habitat.”