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University of Otago

102 reviews
3.95 / 5 based on 102 reviews
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Florence
Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Marketing and Sales Management, Graduate, University Agreement
University of Otago
4.5/5
Academic
Course recommendations
If you are a fourth year student choose the post graduate course, which are very interesting
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My academic experiences
Quality of courses
Variety of courses
Access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with international students
Interaction with local students
Personal comments
If you are an international student do interact / work together with local students for another experience and to find out about research methods
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My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
Exams throughout the course
Essays and/or projects at the end of course
Essays and/or projects throughout the course
Overall
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Alexandra
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Management Science, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Otago
4.0/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
It's winter in July! But that was not too bad, we had a mild winter and the sun makes everything better.
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In my opinion:
Everybody loved it, you will too!
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
2
Culture
4
Costs
2
Activities
3
Campus life
4
Party / people
4
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
Be prepared to do lots of work during the semester, there are many assignments during the semester, in addition to the exam at the end.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
3
Improved language skills
3
Met people from other countries
3
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
Do as much traveling as possible. Keep weekends free, so you can travel, it's really worth it. And be prepared to spend at least 1 or 2 month after your studies in NZ, so that you can really see something of the country. Dunedin is a great city to study at, people there are a bit crazy, but very friendly and relaxed. It really is a student city (in holidys the city is empty).
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Joel
Haute Ecole ICHEC -St Louis- ISFSC, Brussels, Belgium
Management Science, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Otago
3.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Family
Personal savings
Government assistance
An ERASMUS grant
A private grant
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits
I was travelling around every weekend (including skiing, bungee jumping, diving, caving etc.). Besides this the liquor is more expensive
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Overall, Nightlife, Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Telephone, Food:
was the same price as at home.
Housing:
was less expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
Plan enough money for heaps of advanture activities
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Joel
Haute Ecole ICHEC -St Louis- ISFSC, Brussels, Belgium
Management Science, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Otago
3.5/5
Languages
Language of instruction: English
Was learning English a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my English
How much did you improve your English?
My level before: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
My level after: At ease in most situations
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
At the beginning it was quite hard to understand the kiwi expressions and pronounciation, but after a while you get used to it
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Nora
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Otago
3.5/5
Housing
Type of housing: A room exchange
Arranged by: Independently - My choice
If returning, I would choose: A room exchange
Why?
I would choose to live in an international university flat to get in touch with more locals.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
Uniflats are substandard and way too cold in the winter. Fortunately, my room (NOT a uniflat!) was warm.
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Alexandra
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Management Science, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Otago
4.5/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Student life dominates the city
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Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Nightlife, Travel: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
night spot: ReFuel @ Campus, Bath Street (after midnight). Speight's Brewery. Cadburry Chocolate Carnival. Eureka Restaurant/Bar for a beer. Heaps of Asian Food Places.
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