Spend the summer in New Zealand!
University of Otago International School
23 June - 14 July 2017
Dunedin, New Zealand
Study abroad at the University of Otago's International School and enjoy a slice of winter in your summer! This summer program is perfectly timed to coincide with American students' northern hemisphere summer. Students at the University of Otago International School will earn up to 8 academic credits within a 3-week intensive block of classes. Classes will begin on June 23 and conclude on July 14, 2017. Following this 3-week block of classes, students will complete an independent study that can be done anywhere (but must be wrapped up by August 31, 2017).
Choose from "papers" at the Otago International School
The University of Otago is New Zealand's oldest and most research-intensive university. Located on the south island and integrated into the center of Dunedin, University of Otago features a lovely campus with traditional architecture and is within proximity to breathtaking landscapes and coastlines. For those who love snow sports, the Otago region features some of the country's top skiing and snowboarding fields, as well as four major ski resorts. The University of Otago is considered New Zealand's most competitive and prestigious university with schools of Commerce, Sciences, Health Sciences, and Humanities. Students at the International School are invited to take up to 2 "papers" (the Kiwi term for "course") during their summer study abroad. Each paper is worth 12 Otago points or 4 U.S. semester credits and will include field trips and be followed by an independent study. Choose from:
- Entrepreneurship: the New Zealand Way
- Maori and Pacific Cultures in Aotearoa New Zealand
- Southern Landscapes: Landscape Development and Environmental Change in South Island, NZ
To participate in the program students must be of sophomore
status prior to the start of the program in June.
Students will be assigned and supplied with pre-reading that must be completed prior to beginning the Otago International School summer coursework.
ISU registration for the term is a full-time placeholder registration listed as INTED.
For ISU study abroad programs at partner institutions abroad, courses offered for credit are automatically transferred to ISU. Transfer courses are usually listed at ISU with a general ending such as 100, 200, 300, or 400. To determine how these transfer courses are applied to specific degree requirements in your major/minor, speak with your academic advisor. Should you need further assistance or approval from your college regarding any transfer credit issue, contact the college advisor listed here: Transfer Credit Contacts
International School students will be placed within a Dunedin student neighborhood where each student has an individual bedroom with shared living space. These accommodations are fully catered, so meals will be provided. (During field trips outside of Dunedin, accommodation and most meals will be provided.)
Please note that housing is arranged only for the 3-week block of classes. During the independent study following, students are welcome to remain in Dunedin, but they must find their own housing and meals.
The ISU Program Fee for Summer 2016 is $3900 for 1 course and $5800 for 2 courses.
The ISU Program Fee includes accommodation, most food, field trip/s, ISU's CISI insurance, and mandatory New Zealand health insurance. The ISU Program Fee does not include airfare, some food, and all other expenses.
The ISU Program Fee is charged to students' ISU bill. The ISU Program Fee is assessed in 2 fees indicated as "qualified" and "other." "Qualified" figures are automatically added to the 1098T tax form that appears on students AccessPlus accounts. "Other" includes all other fees.
See the Budget Sheet link above for more detail.