January in New Zealand

Escape the winter blues with summer in the Southern Hemisphere! World- class academics, a youthful city, and the picturesque landscapes of New Zealand await!

When you spend your winter abroad in New Zealand, you'll be a student at New Zealand’s oldest university, the University of Otago. Be part of a distinguished educational experience in a vibrant, cosmopolitan city. You will enjoy dynamic faculty members and unique courses in the cultural capital of New Zealand’s South Island. Start getting excited about:

New Zealand’s topography – Beautiful sand beaches, bush-clad hills, and tidal inlets are close to your apartment in Dunedin.   

World-class academics – It’s official. Our January in New Zealand takes place at  the University of Otago which is highly regarded for the quality of research produced by its students and internationally recognized for advancements in higher education. You will be able to take courses in business, economics, geography, art history, modern languages, Maori studies, and the sciences during your winter term study abroad in New Zealand.

A climate and location conducive to being outdoors – Dunedin is an excellent gateway to Central Otago and Fiordland, where opportunities abound for hiking, skiing, water sports, adventure tourism (including bungee jumping), and admiring the spectacular landscapes. Dunedin’s coastal location and climate are ideal for a wide range of sports and other recreational pursuits.

Summer concerts, festivals, and sports events – During the program, many exciting events are taking place in Dunedin. You will be able to attend the Dunedin Summer Festival, the New Zealand Masters Games, and numerous cricket matches.

The cosmopolitan city of Dunedin – Dunedin is the second-largest city on New Zealand’s South Island and the principal city of the Otago region. For historical, cultural, and geographic reasons, Dunedin is one of New Zealand’s 4 major urban centers. Numerous shopping districts, eateries, cafés, and night-owl venues mean you’ll always be entertained.