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CISabroad Summer in New Zealand
Dunedin, New Zealand (Outgoing Program)
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Exchange summer for a little winter in coastal Dunedin, New Zealand. Study at the University of Otago on the Summer in New Zealand program and take advantage of amazing excursions to nearby museums and towns. Tucked away along the southeast coast of the South Island, Dunedin is the stepping stone to New Zealand’s many majestic landscapes. Trek one of New Zealand’s Great Walks that dot the South Island, hit the powder for some of the world’s best skiing, or test your nerves in the adventure capital of the world—Queenstown. You’ll meet friendly Kiwis as you fuel up in eclectic restaurants and warm pubs, and you’ll learn the meaning of the country’s favorite saying: “Sweet as.”
Here are some things to expect while on this unique program:
- Excursions to majestic Mt. Cook, adventure-capital Queenstown, or nearby coastal environments of the Otago peninsula
- "Lord of the Rings" country on the sparsely populated South Island
- Bustling college city, where one in five residents are students
- Hiking, skiing, water sports, and adventure tourism
- Easy access to beautiful sand beaches, mountains, and rugged coastline
Dunedin is a small, lively, coastal city that lives up to New Zealand's reputation for natural beauty and adventure. Just over 120,000 folks call this city home, which is located towards the southern tip of New Zealand's South Island. Considered the Edinburgh of New Zealand, Dunedin has an impressive selection of restaurants, bars, nightlife, museums, shopping, and natural attractions. The city's preserved Victorian architecture feels like stepping back in time.
Consider Dunedin ground zero for hiking, skiing, water sports, and adventure tourism (including bungee jumping). For the adrenaline junkies, journey up to Queenstown, which is considered the adventure capital of the world. For a more mellow experience, explore the majestic Milford Sound in Fiordland National Park. Film buffs might want to tour the many filming locations of The Lord of The Rings or The Chronicles of Narnia. Dunedin is a UNESCO-designated City of Literature. Another fun fact: the city is home to Baldwin Street, which holds the Guinness Book of World Records as the steepest street in the world.
New Zealanders, also known as "Kiwis," are very proud of their sports teams, especially rugby. In Dunedin, join the locals cheering on their favorite rival teams, including the All Blacks or Highlanders. And, you don't have to just sit on the sidelines. You can play intramural rugby at the University of Otago for the complete New Zealand experience.
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