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University of Otago - Study Abroad

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Academics

    7

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    5

  • Program Administration

    5

  • Health and Safety

    N/A

  • Social Life

    N/A

Poorly organized, but good classes

There is little institutional organization, but once I was settled, I had a blast. There was good student support, too, which I didn't use, but heard great things about. I wish the international students were broadly mixed with locals. Classes were great.

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Academics

    2

  • Living Situation

    3

  • Cultural Immersion

    7

  • Program Administration

    5

  • Health and Safety

    N/A

  • Social Life

    N/A

New Zealand is Awesome

New Zealand is Awesome - this was not through Dartmouth but rather just attending summer school at University of Otago. Good for students who don't want to take prereqs - also your grades don't transfer into your GPA, just the credits do (I got a LIT and a CL). Classes are super easy, and New Zealand is beautiful. Otago dorms were gross but oh well.

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Academics

    8

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    8

  • Program Administration

    8

  • Health and Safety

    N/A

  • Social Life

    N/A

good classes and time to travel

Awesome. Classes were interesting and didn't take up a lot of time so we had the flexibility to travel a ton. Saw most of the Southern Islands and did a lot of different activities including hiking, skydiving, and the beach.

Overall Rating

7/ 10

  • Academics

    8

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    8

  • Program Administration

    8

  • Health and Safety

    N/A

  • Social Life

    N/A

Great people, ample time to travel, good...

Great people, ample time to travel, good school. BEAUTIFUL! Bought a car to travel with then sold it back at the end.

Overall Rating

7/ 10

  • Academics

    8

  • Living Situation

    5

  • Cultural Immersion

    3

  • Program Administration

    7

  • Health and Safety

    N/A

  • Social Life

    N/A

Didn't meet many Kiwis. Way too many Americans....

Didn't meet many Kiwis. Way too many Americans. Amazing environment though.

Overall Rating

5/ 10

  • Academics

    6

  • Living Situation

    3

  • Cultural Immersion

    2

  • Program Administration

    3

  • Health and Safety

    N/A

  • Social Life

    N/A

Beautiful country but limited program direction

New Zealand was a very beautiful country but it wasn't a good choice as far as cultural immersion because it was a direct enroll program with little guidance. I do recommend traveling in the country or to Australia if possible. The academics were for the most part less rigorous than at Macalester and it was similar to America in many ways that were unexpected. But very much appreciated as a homesick student abroad