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Otago International School student services


The majority of University of Otago students live in houses within 15 minutes’ walk of campus. International School students will enjoy an authentic experience, with their Dunedin accommodation placements within local student neighbourhoods. Each person has their own bedroom, sharing common areas with other students. Full catering is provided one of our residential colleges, University College (UniCol). During field studies outside of Dunedin, accommodation and most meals will be provided. 

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Student Learning Centre

Otago’s Student Learning Centre provides a free and confidential academic support service to International School students. They will have access to individual assistance on any matter relating to their study.

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Disability Information and Support

The Disability Information and Support service provides learning support, advice, advocacy and information to students with permanent, recurring or temporary impairments. Students should check in advance to ensure that the University is able to meet their specific requirements. Please be aware that there may be costs associated with some support services.

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Information Technology Services (ITS)

All students are automatically given a username and email address on enrolment, giving them access to computers and web-based service systems. Computer areas are located around the Dunedin campus and several are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Wireless internet access is available at selected campus locations, including all libraries on campus.

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The University Library has several branches, all fully computerised with online search facilities. The Central Library is in the University’s Information Services Building, a world-class architecturally-designed facility. It is a vibrant hub of activity, as students are drawn to study, read or meet in its various comfortable spaces. International School students have access to the libraries during the on-campus period and online access to resources continues until final hand in (31 August 2018).

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Recreation Services

Sport, recreation and having fun are a big part of the Otago lifestyle. Recreation Services offers a range of recreational facilities, activities and services on campus.   The Unipol Recreation Centre is a new gymnasium within 15 minutes’ walk of the centre of campus. It houses weight training and cardio rooms, as well as gym space for basketball, table tennis and more. The facilities are free for International School students to use during their time on campus in Dunedin.

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Medical and travel insurance for International Students

Because international students must have comprehensive medical and travel insurance while studying in New Zealand, insurance for the three weeks of the International School is built into the International School fee. Furthermore, students will have access to Student Health Services for medical, nursing, counselling and psychiatric advice and treatment.

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