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Didn't meet many Kiwis. Way too many Americans....
Didn't meet many Kiwis. Way too many Americans. Amazing environment though.
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University of Otago Great people, ample time to travel, good...
Reviewed by Cully on .
Great people, ample time to travel, good school. BEAUTIFUL! Bought a car to travel with then sold it back at the end.
University of Otago good classes and time to travel
Reviewed by Kyle on .
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.
University of Otago New Zealand is Awesome
Reviewed by Dana on .
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.
University of Otago Poorly organized, but good classes
Reviewed by Ian on .
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.
University of Otago Beautiful country but limited program direction
Reviewed by Patricia W. on .
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