- 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
- 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
Dates & Fees
TOTAL CREDITS AVAILABLE PER TERM
SEMESTER 3 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.
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. Summer papers are worth 12 points (or approximately 6 ECTS /3 U.S. semester credits).
The paper offered during the 3-week summer term is “Landscape Development and Environmental Change in the South Island, New Zealand,” and transfers as 3 U.S. semester credits.
Students can expect to be in classes and on field trips most of the day (except for meal breaks) during the three-week intensive block. 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.
Weekends will generally be free, depending on the final field trip schedules. Students will be assigned readings in advance of their coursework to put them on a more level footing with their Kiwi counterparts.
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 (in Dunedin)
- Most Meals
- 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.