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  • Locations: Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Calendar Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Elon applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Class Eligibility:
1-Sophomore and Above
Minimum GPA:
3.0
Language Prerequisite:
None
Language(s) of Instruction:
All courses in English
Course Prerequisite(s):
None
Housing Options:
Apartment
Internship Option:
No
Volunteer/Service Opportunities:
Yes
Max Credits To Receive/Transfer:
20
Disciplines of Classes Available:
Accounting, Anthropology, Arabic, Art History, Asian Studies, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Chinese, Classical Studies, Communications, Computer Information Systems, Computing Science, Criminal Justice, Dance, Economics, Education, Elon Core Curriculum, English, Entrepreneurship, Environmental Studies, Exercise Science, Finance, French, Geography, German, Greek, Hebrew, History, Human Service Studies, Information Science, International Studies, International Studies: Asia, International Studies: Europe, Japanese, Latin, Latin American Studies, Leadership Studies, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Music, Music Theatre, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Physical Education & Health, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health Studies, Religious Studies, Science, Sociology, Spanish, Sport & Event Management, Statistics, Theatre Arts, Women's/Gender Studies
Program Capacity:
Unlimited
Program Advisor/Manager:
Maria Papapietro
ELR Unit: 2 units
Program Description:
AboutAcademicsDatesCostScholarships / GrantsHousingVisaApplicationsOrientationsInformation / Links

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About the Location

New Zealand comprises two major islands in the South Pacific with a population of 4.3 million people and 2.4 million visitors each year.  New Zealand's rich culture is influenced by its people, geography, and climate.  The culture of its indigenous Maori people, in particular, affects the language, the arts, business practices, and even the accents of all New Zealanders.
 


Academics

To see course listings for this semester program, click here.  Course registration instructions can be found on Arcadia's website.  

Things to remember about courses taken abroad:

  • Grades count toward an Elon GPA.
  • Study abroad courses may not be taken on an audit or pass/fail basis, regardless of the host institution's policy.

General Program Dates

Fall semester – June to November
Spring semester – February to June
Southern Hemisphere Year- February to November
Northern Hemisphere Year - July to June of the following year
 


Cost

Costs for study abroad vary program to program and will not be exactly the same as on-campus costs of attendance at Elon.

For cost information for this program, please see the budget sheets:


Scholarships/Travel Grants

 


Housing

The University of Otago manages many flats as a primary accommodation option for international and study abroad students and strives to place one University of Otago host student within each flat to give students valuable information about student life in Dunedin and New Zealand in general.

Flats are:

  • located close to campus and shopping
  • contain a furnished kitchen, common room, and single bedrooms

Applications

Students must complete the online Elon University study abroad application by the published deadline.  See the Deadline and Events Calendar for the most up-to-date deadline information.  Applications are generally accepted one semester in advance.

Initial approval is granted by Elon, and final acceptance is granted by Arcadia University.  Students will need to fill out another application upon approval from Elon.
 


Visa

A visa is a special page inserted into a passport to show that the holder has received permission from the foreign government to remain in their country for an extended period of time.  Students should take these time commitments into account when applying for this program.  The visa process will require surrendering passports for a period of up to eight weeks, during which students will not be able to travel outside of the United States.

Students will receive more information about the visa process during orientation.
 


Orientations

A successful semester abroad is dependent upon adequate preparation.  Students will participate in a series of mandatory orientations during the semester prior to studying abroad. 

These orientations will address issues of:

  • academic
  • cultural
  • logistical
  • financial
  • personal preparation
  • health and safety
Failure to participate in the required orientations will result in dismissal from the program.  Any financial losses incurred by this dismissal, including program fees and international airfare, are the student's full responsibility.

Click here for the semester programs pre-departure orientation schedule.
 


Additional Information and Links

Want to know more?  Like the Global Education Center on Facebook to chat with alumni and prospective students and receive study abroad updates.

Study Abroad Student Ambassadors (SASAs) are GEC student representatives who have participated in one or more study abroad programs, and have been trained to speak about their experiences. You can be in touch with current SASAs via email, or contact past study abroad participants who have attended your program. They are looking forward to hearing from you!

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Testimonial:
My semester in New Zealand completely transformed my college experience by changing me as a person. Academically, I gained insight into environmental issues and research that I may not have learned in the United States. As an Environmental Science major, having a global perception is critical to success in the field. Being abroad allowed me to see the world and its environmental issues, regulations, and future from New Zealand's viewpoint. Furthermore, the projects I did in New Zealand helped develop my future plans. It ignited an interest in water conservation that I may pursue as a career option. Consequently, I've been researching summer internships with TVA, and am planning to apply soon.
     — Sarah Gilley, Fall 2014
Read what others have said about this program.
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2016-2017 02/18/2016
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Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Below are the application deadlines for this program.

Open Period: Oct. 15 to 11:59 PM, Nov. 12. All applications completed in the Open Period will be reviewed by Dec. 1.

Rolling Period: Dec. 1 to 11:59 PM, Feb. 18. All applications completed in the Rolling Period will be reviewed within two weeks of submission.

Please view the Semester Deadlines page for payment and cancellation deadlines.

The start date and end date listed reflect the dates students are expected to arrive in and depart from the host location and reflect the best information available to the Global Education Center. Please do not purchase plane tickets based on these dates. Individual programs will provide updates after your acceptance to the program.

Fall 2016 02/18/2016
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Rolling Admission 06/30/2016 11/13/2016
NOTE: Below are the application deadlines for this program.

Open Period: Oct. 15 to 11:59 PM, Nov. 12. All applications completed in the Open Period will be reviewed by Dec. 1.

Rolling Period: Dec. 1 to 11:59 PM, Feb. 18. All applications completed in the Rolling Period will be reviewed within two weeks of submission.

Please view the Semester Deadlines page for payment and cancellation deadlines.

The start date and end date listed reflect the dates students are expected to arrive in and depart from the host location and reflect the best information available to the Global Education Center. Please do not purchase plane tickets based on these dates. Individual programs will provide updates after your acceptance to the program.

Spring 2017 09/15/2016
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Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Below are the application deadlines for this program.

Open Period: Apr. 5 to 11:59 PM on Apr. 28. All applications completed in the Open Period will be reviewed by May. 10. Students that apply for the GEC Access Scholarship during the Open Period will be notified in June.

Rolling Period: May. 10 to 11:59 PM on Sept. 15. All applications completed in the Rolling Period will be reviewed within two weeks of submission. Students that apply for the GEC Access Scholarship during the Rolling Period will be notified in October.

Please view the Semester Deadlines page for payment and cancellation deadlines.

The start date and end date listed reflect the dates students are expected to arrive in and depart from the host location and reflect the best information available to the Global Education Center. Please do not purchase plane tickets based on these dates. Individual programs will provide updates after your acceptance to the program.

Calendar Year 2017 09/15/2016
**
Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applications will be reviewed on a space-available basis and applicants will be notified of their application status within two weeks of submission.

Indicates that deadline has passed

This program is currently not accepting applications.