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University of Otago

102 reviews
3.95 / 5 based on 102 reviews
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Jill
University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Literature, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Otago
3.0/5
Academic
Course recommendations
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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
none
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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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Jill
University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Literature, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Otago
4.0/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
That it is very cold in Dunedin. Bring lots of warm clothes.
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In my opinion:
Most people loved it.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
2
Culture
4
Costs
2
Activities
4
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
Otago is great if you're looking for a good time and enjoy the social life. It is also very beautiful and plenty of opportunities to get involved. If academics is the important thing to you, it may not be the place for you.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
4
Improved language skills
2
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
My advice would be to get involved at the school, whatever your interests, there is somwthing for you. There are tons of clubs and societies, and activities to participate in. Some international students can get into a habit of only associating with other international students, but you should make the effort to meet the Kiwis, even if it seems a bit difficult.
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Jill
University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Literature, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Otago
3.0/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits
The only main difference was traveling expenses. I spent this money because I was in a different country and wanted to explore and see it for all it offered.
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Housing, Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Telephone, Overall, Nightlife:
was the same price as at home.
Food:
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
Try to find other international students who are leaving when you are coming, they will always have cheap furniture, bedding, and other stuff that you need.
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Jill
University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Literature, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Otago
4.5/5
Languages
Language of instruction: English
Was learning English a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
I had no problems with language at my host university because it was the my native language
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Jill
University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Literature, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Otago
4.5/5
Housing
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why?
As an exchange student it is important to be fully immersed in the university environment, and this is the way to do it. Living on campus is great for getting involved in things and meeting new people!
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
Housing was great here. I lived in a housing area of other international students in a flat with four others. All the housing was near the university and was in good condition.
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Jill
University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Literature, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Otago
3.0/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Student life dominates the city
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Nightlife, Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Travel: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
Dunedin is truely a student town. There are so many great cafes along George St that can't be missed. For a good time at night head to Robby Burns for a quiet jazz night, or The Bowler for a few drinks and a dance. There is always some event going on in this town, from live bands to school-wide toga parties ... there is never a dull moment.
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