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The Education Abroad Network (TEAN): University of Otago

Dunedin, New Zealand
Terms offered: 
Fall
Spring
Year (Fall-Spring)
Year (Spring-Fall)
Program Type: 
Credit Type: 
Minimum GPA: 
3.0
Non-UMD Students Eligible to Apply: 
No
EA Advisor: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
1.800.585.9658
 
DUNEDIN New Zealand

The Ultimate Study Abroad Experience

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
 
 
 
1.800.585.9658
 

To apply to this program, you must complete two main steps:

  1. Submit a UMD approval application - start by clicking “apply now” at the top of this page. This application allows UMD Education Abroad to approve your study abroad program selection so you may earn credit in a program outside of UMD.
    This application will require you to meet with your EA advisor, who will communicate important details related to participating in this program. If you do not complete this application by the stated deadline, you may not receive credit for your study abroad program and will lose your student status for the time you are not studying at UMD.
  2. Apply directly to the program provider. After receiving UMD approval, you should submit the program application directly to the program sponsor by their deadline. Your program sponsor will determine your official acceptance to a program. You must adhere to the provider's timeline, eligibility standards, and application requirements.

After being accepted to your program, your EA advisor will guide you through the course pre-approval process where you will determine which credits you will fulfill abroad.

UMD partners with TEAN to offer affiliate program options to UMD students in Australia, New Zealand, and Asia. You will maintain your UMD student status while abroad and you will work directly with TEAN program staff as a participant on their program. Your EA advisor will assist you with this process and can answer questions you may have about the application process.

Academics on a TEAN program
All courses on TEAN programs are considered for transfer credit. Field studies, internships, and other experiential courses require explicit approval by exception from your academic advisor or college advising office for credit transfer.

Costs & Billing for TEAN programs
The affiliate program costs apply to this program. UMD students studying on TEAN semester programs will get an $800 discount off of the published TEAN program fee.

As part of your program application to TEAN, you will pay a $500 program deposit and an $350 housing deposit to secure your spot. The remaining TEAN program fees, including housing, will be charged to your UMD student account. You will be able to use any financial aid you receive from UMD towards these charges.

Scholarships for this program are available through the UMD Education Abroad Fund and TEAN Scholarship Funds including the Diversity Scholarship and merit and need-based awards.

Students studying in New Zealand are also encouraged to apply for the New Zealand - Generation Study Abroad Excellence and Travel Award.

Term Year Application Deadline Admission Notification Program Start Program End
Year (Spring-Fall) 2018 10/15/2017 06/01/2017
Spring 2018 10/15/2017 06/01/2017 02/07/2018 06/21/2018
Dates reflect information that is available on the program sponsor website. Please confirm with program sponsor/host university before making your travel plans.
Fall 2018 03/15/2018 01/01/2018
Year (Fall-Spring) 2018 03/15/2018 01/01/2018