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  • Locations: Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Calendar Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: BCA Study Abroad 
  • Restrictions: None
Fact Sheet:
Area of study: Accounting, Acting/Performance Art, Anthropology, Archaeology, Asian Studies, Biochemistry, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Chinese, Communications, Computer Science, Culture, Dance, Dietetics & Nutrition, Ecology, Economics, Education, Engineering, English, Finance, French, German, Health Science, History, Hospitality Management, Humanities, International Business, International Relations, International Studies, Language & Literature, Liberal Arts, Management, Maori Studies, Marketing, Math/Statistics, Mathematics & Statistics, Music, Neuroscience, Peace & Conflict Studies, Physics, Political Science, Politics, Pre-Health, Psychology, Religion/Theology, Sciences, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish, Sports Science, Theater/Drama, Tourism, Zoology Housing options: Student apartment/flat
Minimum GPA: 3.0 Class eligibility: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Number of credits: 12-16 Director of Programs: Stephen Burwood
Volunteer: Yes
Program Description:
Dunedin

About Dunedin
Surrounded by white sand beaches, forest-clad hills, and volcanic formations, Dunedin has a distinctly Scottish flavor and is often referred to as the "Edinburgh of the South" because of its Victorian and Edwardian architecture. If you love nature, you’ll find seals, albatross, and penguins living in the nature reserves at the city’s edge. Dunedin is a true University city. With a total population of 120,000, 20,000 are students, which means 1 in 6 people living in Dunedin is a student.

Academics
Founded in 1869, the University of Otago is New Zealand’s oldest and most prestigious university. Otago also enjoys an international reputation for the quality of its teaching and is a world leader in many academic fields. Students from around the world rate Otago’s reputation and the quality of its study environment as its strongest attractions.

Academic Departments and Schools at the University of Otago are divided into four academic divisions with three avaialable to students studying abroad. Many departments and schools teach subjects and papers specific to their area of expertise. Staff from many academic departments also teach in subjects and papers from other academic areas.

School of Business Departments
The School of Business teaches major subjects for the business major as well as many postgraduate diplomas and degrees. Otago's international EQUIS and AACSB accreditations ensure your business education is truly world-class and globally recognized.The Division of Commerce website is available at http://www.otago.ac.nz/business.

Division of Humanities Departments
The Division of Humanities at Otago is one of the most innovative and progressive in New Zealand. Humanities cover the major fields of the Arts and Social Sciences. The Division consists of 15 departments and includes professional programs in Law, Education, and Social Work. The Division of Humanities website is available at http://www.otago.ac.nz/humanities.

Division of Sciences Departments
The Division of Sciences is responsible for a full range of sciences including degree programs in Consumer and Applied Sciences, Physical Education, and Surveying. The Division is a leader in many areas of genetic research and computer and information technology. The Division of Sciences website is available at http://www.otago.ac.nz/sciences.

Student Life
Most BCA students live in the university flats.  Usually three or four international students live with one or two New Zealanders.  The flats range from houses right next to campus to some new townhouse-type facilities a bit farther away.  Each flat has individual bedrooms, shared bathroom(s) and a kitchen/common area. BCA provides a meal stipend that students use to purchase groceries.

Otago offers a rich cultural life, reflecting a diverse international student community and New Zealand’s own multicultural population. From its original Scottish foundations, the University now embraces its Pacific heritage. It is engaged in a mutually-beneficial partnership with Mäori, particularly with the local iwi (tribe), Ngäi Tahu. Just as it is
proactive in meeting the needs of the New Zealand people, the University of Otago welcomes the world. In 2013, the University hosted 2,600 international students from more than 90 countries enrolled in a wide range of courses at all levels of study.



Educational Excursions
Each semester, BCA offers an excursion and local activities for our students.  All costs are included in the program fee. Excursions are likely to change from year to year, but past students have enjoyed the following adventures:

Te Anau Wildlife Park (overnight trip)
Queenstown (overnight trip)