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  • Locations: Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Center for International Studies 
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Advisor:
Candice Snowden
Who Can Apply?:
UMA only - non-UMA students consult your study abroad office
Fields of Study:
All majors welcome, Animal Sciences, Anthropology, Archaeology, Architecture and Design, Art History, Asian Languages, Asian Studies, Asian/Pacific/American Studies, Biochemistry, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Classical Civilization, Classics, Communication, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Culture, Dance, Earth Systems, Ecology, Economics, Education, English, Environmental Conservation, Environmental Design, Environmental Sciences, Exercise Science, Fashion Design, Film Studies, Finance & Operations Management, Food & Culture, Food Science, French & Francophone Studies, Geography, Geology, German Studies, Greek, History, Hospitality & Tourism Management, Information Technology, International Business, International Relations, Irish, Japanese Languages & Literature, Latin, Legal Studies, Linguistics, Management, Marine Studies, Marketing, Mathematics, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Music, Nursing, Nutrition, Operations & Information Management, Peace and World Security Studies, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, Public Policy and Administration, Regional Planning, Religion, Social Thought and Political Economy, Sociology, Spanish, Sport Management, Sustainability Studies, Theater, Wildlife & Fisheries Conservation
Host Institution:
University of Otago
Language(s) of Instruction:
English
Program Provider:
CIS
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Housing:
Residence Hall
In Classes With:
Host Country & International Students
Minimum Class Standing:
2nd Sem Sophomore
Minimum GPA:
2.8
Classification of Credits Available:
Full-time
Program Description:
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Program Information:

Study in Dunedin at the world-class University of Otago—New Zealand’s oldest university. Nestled along the southeast coast of the South Island, Dunedin will serve as your gateway to New Zealand’s many natural wonders. Explore the towering peaks of the Southern Alps, trek through jungles of dense bush, and catch some rays on the beautiful, white sand beaches. The Semester in New Zealand – South Island program invites you to become part of a distinguished educational experience in a vibrant, cosmopolitan city. With numerous shopping districts, eateries, cafés, and night-owl venues, you’ll always be entranced and entertained.

Here are some things to expect while on this unique program:
  • Travel options to beaches, coastline, mountains, and wilderness right outside your door
  • Additional excursion to Sydney, Australia for all New Zealand semester students
  • A bustling, cosmopolitan city of Dunedin
  • "Lord of the Rings" country
  • Service-learning and volunteer opportunities
Location:
Dunedin is a small, lively, coastal city that lives up to New Zealand's reputation for natural beauty and adventure. Just over 120,000 folks call this city home, which is located towards the southern tip of New Zealand's South Island. Considered the Edinburgh of New Zealand, Dunedin has an impressive selection of restaurants, bars, nightlife, museums, shopping, and natural attractions. The city's preserved Victorian architecture feels like stepping back in time.

Consider Dunedin ground zero for hiking, skiing, water sports, and adventure tourism (including bungee jumping). For the adrenaline junkies, journey up to Queenstown, which is considered the adventure capital of the world. For a more mellow experience, explore the majestic Milford Sound in Fiordland National Park. Film buffs might want to tour the many filming locations of The Lord of The Rings or The Chronicles of Narnia. Dunedin is a UNESCO-designated City of Literature. Another fun fact: the city is home to Baldwin Street, which holds the Guinness Book of World Records as the steepest street in the world.

New Zealanders, also known as "Kiwis," are very proud of their sports teams, especially rugby. In Dunedin, join the locals cheering on their favorite rival teams, including the All Blacks or Highlanders. And, you don't have to just sit on the sidelines. You can play intramural rugby at the University of Otago for the complete New Zealand experience.

 
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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 IPO portion of the application process by clicking the "Start IPO Application" button, above or below. If you are NOT certain that you want to apply to this program, please meet with an Education Abroad Peer Advisor:
 

Education Abroad Advising Center
70 Butterfield Terrace 
Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Learning Commons 
Du Bois Library
Monday-Thursday, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.



Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year UMass/IPO Application Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2018-2019 05/01/2018 ** Varies TBA TBA
NOTE: Please check the partner program website for ACTUAL APPLICATION DEADLINES. The posted deadline above is the date when UMass materials, signature documents, and questionnaires need to be handed in or completed. If the program start and end dates read "TBA," consult the program's website or your IPO advisor.
Fall 2018 05/01/2018 ** Varies 06/30/2018 11/14/2018
Spring 2019 10/01/2018 10/01/2018 02/16/2019 06/23/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.