Study abroad in Dunedin, known as New Zealand's college town, with a total population of 120,000 people, including 20,000 students. Dunedin is located on a beautiful harbor, renowned for its incredible wildlife, and only a few hours from Queenstown, considered by many as the adventure capital of the world - making this an ideal environment to study abroad for the outdoorsy student. Study abroad in Dunedin and find yourself sipping on great coffee in an eclectic city cafe, before heading off hiking or surfing only minutes from the city center. The combination of a student-centered town, with a great artsy vibe, combined with the accessibility to the incredible scenery and adventure activities of New Zealand's South Island, provides for an amazing study abroad semester or year in New Zealand.
Dunedin Program Highlights
Study abroad at the University of Otago, New Zealand's first university
Take advantage of our pre-semester trip to the beautiful islands of Fiji
Experience the Kiwi flatting experience, with accommodation in apartments and houses within minutes walk to campus
Take advantage of our mid-semester excursion options to New Zealand's adventure-packed South Island or the culture and beaches of Thailand
Live in Dunedin, New Zealand's unique college town, with the beauty and outdoor pursuits of the South Island at your fingertips
Feel the adrenaline rush during our Orientation Program where you are exposed not only to local culture but to New Zealand's love of extreme sports
"My experience studying at The University of Otago was a more enriching, thrilling, and overall life-changing experience than I ever could have imagined. This could not have been possible with the provided by TEAN, whose staff—both at home and abroad—was there every step of the way to facilitate the process. I embraced the affable, genuine Kiwi culture, while also growing as an individual as I learned to live on the opposite side of the world. I left New Zealand heartbroken to say goodbye, but also more fulfilled than ever by having my eyes opened to the adventure and excitement provided by a semester abroad."
KC Paltell, University of Virginia
If you have already researched this program (identifying appropriate courses, costs, application requirements, deadlines, etc.) and you are CERTAIN that you want to apply to it, you may start the UMass IPO portion of the application process by clicking the "Start IPO Application" button, above or below. Note that you must also apply directly to the program provider.
If you are NOT certain that you want to apply to this program, please come to the Education Abroad Advising Center for advising, located at 70 Butterfield Terrace, open Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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