- 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
API students participate in several excursions per session designed to help familiarize them with areas of their host city, country, and surrounding region. The following is a listing of all excursions for API Dunedin programs. All excursions and cultural events are subject to change.
HOST CITY (DUNEDIN)
API New Zealand students will begin their program with a 2.5-day arrival orientation in their host city of Dunedin. This orientation will provide the opportunity to get to know fellow participants, API and university procedures, and rules, to explore your new host city and to allow for a smoother transition into New Zealand life. Students will spend two nights together in a hotel before moving into their semester housing on day three.
Students will take a tour down to the deep south, working their way up the coast seeing Curio Bay, the Cathedral Caves, Purakaunui Falls, McLeans Falls, a petrified forest, and Nugget Point Lighthouse.
Midway through the semester API students will fly to Rotorua on the north island for a three-night adventure. This excursion will include opportunities to learn about the Maori culture. In addition to seeing Maori arts and dance exhibitions, students will have the chance to experience some of the area’s natural wonders through zip-line and luge escapades, guided hikes and eco-tours of local jungle, geysers and thermal mud pools.
ADDITIONAL CULTURAL EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES
Semester students will participate in several organized daytrips near the Dunedin area. Possible outings may include:
- Highlanders rugby game – Students will attend a game of rugby under the roof of the only covered stadium in NZ, watch the Otago Highlanders take on one of their competitors!
- Speights Brewery Tour – Speights Brewery produces beer, which is also known as the “Pride of the South” and “The drink of the “Southern Man.” Here students will see how the brewery has developed over the years and take a trip down memory lane back to when it all started.
- Lovers Leap and The Chasm Hike – The group will take a drive around the Peninsula, going off-road over to Sandymount, where the start of the Lovers Leap and The Chasm walking tracks start. Starting at the carpark, students will walk around a hill, seeing stunning views of the rolling Dunedin coastline, looking back at Dunedin, seeing at least 10 different beaches. Just a little further around students will come across Lover’s Leap, a place where a young couple once jumped to their final fate after being told they couldn’t be together. Walking back around via the Chasm students will get to see back up the Harbour towards Dunedin.
- Orokonui Ecosanctuary forest tour – The Orokonui Ecosanctuary is a nature reserve 20 minutes outside of Dunedin where students will see some of the amazing conservation work that has been done to preserve some of New Zealand’s native bush and native animals. After a tour of the sanctuary, students will participate in some volunteer work, planting trees, clearing the tracks, weeding etc. An afternoon tea snack will be provided for the hard efforts!