- 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
- 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
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.
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.
Students receive an official transcript from the University of Otago upon completion of their program.
- @api Online System
- Orientation Materials and Resources
- Access to International Phone Plans
- API Alumni Network
- Social Networking
- Airport Reception
- Resident Directors
- On-Site Orientation
- Housing (included, but billed separately from program cost)
- Medical & Life Insurance
- Social & Cultural Activities
- Welcome and Farewell Group Meals)
- Volunteer Opportunities
- Re-Entry Materials & Support
- Post-Program Evaluation
- Alumni Network & Global Leadership Academy
Rebecca Cott is the Dunedin Program Coordinator and will work with you through your departure to New Zealand.
Kelsey Paterson is the Dunedin Resident Coordinator, and will work with you during your stay in New Zealand.