Study Abroad in Dunedin - API at University of Otago
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Program Details

Highlights

  • Classes taught in English
  • Top business accreditations (AACSB, EQUIS)
  • One of the world’s best oceanography programs (#1 in 2011)
  • New Zealand’s oldest university
  • Unique Teacher Education Program

Requirements

  • 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Open to sophomores, juniors and seniors
  • Completed API application
  • University contact information form
  • Official transcript
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Entry requirements: valid passport with student visa

Dates & Fees

FALL SEMESTER 2017-2018
Jun 28, 2017 - Nov 12, 2017
$14,250 ($3,400-$3,900 per semester)*
ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-2018
Jun 28, 2017 - Jun 21, 2018
$27,850 ($3,400-$3,900 per semester)*
SPRING SEMESTER 2018
Feb 16, 2018 - Jun 21, 2018
$14,380 (plus $3,500-$3,850 for housing per semester)
FALL SEMESTER 2018
Jun 29, 2018 - Nov 11, 2018
$14,380 (plus $3,500-$3,850 for housing per semester)
ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-2019
Jun 29, 2018 - Late Jul, 2019
$28,180 (plus $3,500-$3,850 for housing per semester)

Deadlines

FALL SEMESTER 2017-2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Apr 1, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
April 30, 2017
ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Apr 1, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
April 30, 2017
SPRING SEMESTER 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Nov 1, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Nov 15, 2017
FALL SEMESTER 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Apr 1, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
April 30, 2018
ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-2019
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Apr 1, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
April 30, 2018

Academic Program

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

12-15 semester credits

API students in Dunedin will have the opportunity to study at New Zealand’s oldest university – the University of Otago. The University of Otago has been rated by international students as one of the top universities in New Zealand in terms of quality of learning, living, support, and student services. API students will study alongside “Kiwis” and other international students. There are also opportunities for fieldwork and research in the areas of marine and geological sciences. For more information on these options, contact the API office.

COURSE INFORMATION

Courses in New Zealand are commonly referred to as “papers.” Introductory papers are called 100-level papers; subsequent years or semesters are considered 200- and 300-level papers. 400-level papers are considered at the graduate level. Most papers are single-semester and are worth 18 points (credits). An average course load at the University of Otago includes 54-72 points per semester. Students will enroll in 3-4 papers per semester (depending on each paper’s point value) in order to maintain full-time enrollment at Otago and earn approximately 12-16 U.S. semester credits. Given that point values vary, the way in which credits completed abroad will transfer to a student’s home campus will be under the discretion of the student’s home institution and should be verified in advance.

TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM (SPRING ONLY)

Offered during the spring semester, this special program allows students to enroll in pre-teaching and teaching papers and participate in a 5-week teaching practicum. For more information, contact the API office.

EXTEND YOUR STAY

As the spring semester ends shortly before the summer program, students may elect to extend their stay in Dunedin by staying on after the spring term. Students who repeat programs are eligible for program discounts. Contact the API office for more information on these options.

TRANSCRIPTS

Students receive an official transcript from the University of Otago upon completion of their program.

What’s Included

PRE-DEPARTURE SERVICES
  • Advising
  • @api Online System
  • Orientation Materials and Resources
  • Access to International Phone Plans
  • API Alumni Network
  • Social Networking
  • Scholarships
ON-SITE SERVICES
  • Airport Reception
  • Resident Directors
  • On-Site Orientation
  • Housing (included, but billed separately from program cost)
  • Tuition
  • Medical & Life Insurance
  • Excursions (overnight and day)
  • Social & Cultural Activities
  • Welcome and Farewell Group Meals)
  • Volunteer Opportunities
RE-ENTRY SERVICES
  • Re-Entry Materials & Support
  • Post-Program Evaluation
  • Transcript
  • Alumni Network & Global Leadership Academy

Program Manager

Rebecca Cott is the Dunedin Program Coordinator and will work with you through your departure to New Zealand.

Resident Coordinator

Kelsey Paterson is the Dunedin Resident Coordinator, and will work with you during your stay in New Zealand.

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