Experience Otago!

Australia & New Zealand New Zealand Otago

A dynamic, welcoming city, Otago is the gateway to New Zealand's South Island, framed by mountains, harbor, and the Southern Ocean. Otago has it all: beaches, alpine peaks, fjords, glaciers, world-class vineyards, and sub-tropical rainforest. It's a wealthy city and one of the nation's fastest growing centers. 

Population: 236,000
Native language: English
Climate: Continental
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Where Will You Live

University of Otago

As the oldest university in New Zealand and one of the world’s finest institutions, the University of Otago is where you truly define yourself and choose your own direction in life on one of the world’s most-beautiful campuses.

With a deep respect for New Zealand’s cultural history, 95% of Otago graduates go directly into work or further study, and alumni since 1869 have followed the school motto—Dare to be Wise—and stepped out into the world to make a difference in the scientific, medical, political, literary, and—of course—rugby worlds. 

The university is in Dunedin, considered the gateway to the South Island, and framed by the mountains, harbor, and the Southern Ocean.

Learn more at University of Otago's official website

Student Health & Safety

We champion health, safety, and security. As part of IES Abroad, the largest study abroad organization in the United States, we have set the standard for health and safety in study abroad for decades. We plan for the ‘what if’, so you can get on with the experience of a lifetime.
International Health Insurance

International health insurance included in the cost of your program

24/7 Emergency Phone Support

Total coverage to support you while traveling and in your new city

Location-Specific Information

Health and safety information prepared based on your destination

Health In Your Language

Highly trained multilingual staff to connect you to healthcare providers

Secure Housing

Quality, safe, secure housing within close proximity to your classes

Dedicated Expertise

Protection by a Dean of Students Office advocating for your interests

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