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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:

When you study abroad in New Zealand on our Semester on the South Island, New Zealand program, you'll be a student at New Zealand’s oldest university, the University of Otago. 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. 


Here are some things to expect while on this unique program:
  • Incredible topography – Beautiful sand beaches, bush-clad hills, and tidal inlets are close to your apartment.
     
  • Live in the heart of Lord of the Rings country – Dunedin is an adventurer's paradise where opportunities abound for hiking, skiing, water sports, bungee jumping, and admiring the spectacular landscapes. Dunedin’s coastal location and climate are ideal for a wide range of sports and other recreational activities.
     
  • Top-notch academics – The University of Otago is highly regarded for the quality of research produced by its students. Internationally recognized for advancements in higher education, the university boasts strong liberal arts, law, and science programs.
     
Location:
Dunedin is located towards the southern tip of the South Island of New Zealand and is the principal city of the province of Otago. With a population of 120,000, Dunedin offers students the best of both worlds in terms of city life. It has all the facilities, entertainment, and variety of larger cities but is small enough to be friendly, intimate, and uncrowded. Fun fact: Dunedin is home to Baldwin Street, which, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, is the steepest street in the world.

Highlights:
There are many reasons to study on our Semester on the South Island program, but here are a few of the key highlights that make this program unique.

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Add on the CISabroad January in New Zealand course and get an additional 4 credits & begin your Semester on the South Island one month earlier!
•   Study in the heart of the Lord of the Rings country - how cool! 
•   Volunteer and Service-Learning opportunities
•   AACSB accredited Business School
•   Large, diverse student body with thousands of international students
 
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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 UMass IPO portion of the application process by clicking the "Start IPO Application" button, above or below. You must also apply separately 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. Phone: 413-545-5247.



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 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.
Spring 2019 10/01/2018 10/01/2018 TBA TBA

** 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.