University of Otago

Whitman students may enroll directly at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand, as visiting students, through an agreement with Whitman College. The University has 19,000 students and offers a broad range of courses and is particularly appealing to students of biology, geology and environmental studies because of the unusual geologic features of the South Island and the rare flora and fauna of the area. The city of Dunedin is a "university town" of about 120,000 inhabitants and the University is conveniently located near downtown bookstores, shops, and cafes.

Fields of study:

Natural and Environmental Sciences, Humanities (including film studies), Social Sciences

Eligibility:

Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0

Semesters Offered:

Fall, Spring, Academic Year

Calendar:

July-November (Semester 2); February-June (Semester 1)

Credits:

15-19 credits per semester (60 Otago points)

Credit Conversion:

 24 Otago points =  6 Whitman credits
 21 Otago points =  5 Whitman credits
 18 Otago points =  5 Whitman credits
 15 Otago points =  4 Whitman credits
 12 Otago points =  3 Whitman credits
   9 Otago points =  2 Whitman credits
   6 Otago points =  1 Whitman credit

Housing:

In university apartments/small houses with New Zealand students or other international students

Meals:

Students prepare or buy their own meals

Internships:

None

Program Link:

University of Otago