Located in a natural harbor on the southeastern coast of New Zealand, the city of Dunedin is a university town. Dunedin is the main city in the province of Otago and has a total population of 120,000 people. Otago peninsula is a visual treat, indented on the ocean side by high, surf-beaten bluffs and beaches with seals and sea birds. Inland, the city rises up to volcanic hills that stretch to one of New Zealand's mountain ranges.
The University of Otago is New Zealand's oldest university. Its business program has an international focus and offers a wide range of courses in accounting, business law, finance, economics, information science, and marketing, as well as a special tourism program. A great deal of emphasis is placed on the collaboration, communication and peer management processes of business management. Exchange students are able to select from a variety of courses at the undergraduate level.
Semester Two (US fall): July to November
Semester One (US spring) : February to June
When selecting a semester exchange program, students should take note of academic calendars that differ significantly from the University of Minnesota. Consider potential conflicts such as holidays, family events, graduation ceremonies, and summer jobs/internships early in the selection process.
Students are enrolled in 14 S/N Carlson School International Business (IBUS 5100) credits for a semester at Otago and take a total of three classes (known as "papers") to earn 54 Otago points and meet minimum requirements.
Courses vary each semester. Past topics have included:
Classes are a combination of lectures, tutorials, laboratories, assignments and readings and students are advised to take no more than 90 points (five classes) per semester. Exchange students typically take a combination of business and non-business courses. All classes are in English.
These estimates will vary based on student preference and exchange rates. All details subject to change based on economic and international factors. Most financial aid may be applied to study abroad programs.
|Program Fee (includes program administration and intl health insurance*)||$2,500|
|Transportation (to and from program site)||$2,000|
|Documentation** (passport, visa, immunizations)||$175|
|Books and Materials||$400|
|Room and/or Board||$4,000|
|Essential Daily Living Expenses||$2,000|
*Students should also maintain their U.S.-based health insurance plan while abroad.
**Subject to change. Please verify current documentation costs with the Consulate.
To be eligible for this education abroad program, you must be:
The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.
Application materials include the online application form, a resume, and essay. Submit a completed application by the February 28th priority deadline prior to the academic year in which you wish to participate. Programs that do not fill following the priority deadline will be reviewed on a rolling admissions basis.
Admission to all programs is based on review of your application by the study abroad selection committee, and selection notifications are sent out within one month of the priority deadline or receipt of application during rolling admission. Once selected, students are given the opportunity to confirm acceptance, at which point they are subject to Education Abroad policies
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