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International office staff and location

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The International Office at the University of Otago is located in the Archway West building, 90 Union Place East.

Reception can be found on the ground floor.

Postal address

International Office
University of Otago
PO Box 56
Dunedin 9054
New Zealand

Courier address

International Office
Archway West
University of Otago
90 Union Place East
Dunedin 9016
New Zealand

Prospective student enquiries

Enquire now

Current students, students with offers, and all other enquiries

Tel +64 3 479 8344
Fax +64 3 479 8367

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Office sections

Office of the Director International

Email director.international@otago.ac.nz
Tel +64 3 479 7629

The Director International is responsible for the overall direction of International Office and for overseeing the implementation of the University's international development strategies and linkages with institutions world-wide.

Jason CushenJason Cushen

Director International

 

Vicki van RooyenVicki van Rooyen

Executive Assistant to the Director International

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International Partnerships

Email international.partnerships@otago.ac.nz
Tel +64 3 479 5651 
Usual hours of work: Mon–Fri, 9am to 1pm

The International Partnerships Coordinator provides University-wide support as the key contact for staff seeking advice on matters relating to international partnerships:
  • Matariki Network of Universities
  • New Zealand Centre at Peking University
  • Otago activity of the Auckland Confucius Institute
  • Other international partnerships

Chriss HamiltonChriss Hamilton

International Partnerships Coordinator
Room 105

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Inbound Programmes

Email philippa.keaney@otago.ac.nz
Tel +64 3 470 4612
Mob +64 21 211 4479
Usual hours of work: Mon–Wed, 10am to 4pm, Thursday 10am to 1.45pm

The Inbound Programmes Coordinator is the key contact for short, customised programmes for international groups. Customised programmes include:
  • International faculty-led programmes
  • Otago-taught short programmes for international groups
  • The annual Otago International School (June/July)
  • Philippa Keaney

    Inbound Programmes Coordinator
    Room 104

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    International Marketing and Recruitment

    Email international.marketing@otago.ac.nz
    Tel +64 3 479 8344

    The International Marketing and Recruitment team is responsible for coordinating the promotion of the University overseas by:

    • Attending seminars and exhibitions overseas for the purposes of student recruitment
    • Managing the production and distribution of International Student specific publications and materials
    • Managing the relationship with overseas agents and representatives
     

    Kate DavisKate Davis

    Team Leader - International Marketing
    Room B05

     

    Sarah EwingSarah Ewing

    Regional Marketing Manager - Europe and Emerging Markets
    Room B07

     

    Lauren HallLauren Hall

    Regional Marketing Manager - The Americas
    Room B07

     

    Victoria McEnieryVictoria McEniery

    Regional Marketing Manager - South-East Asia
    Room B07

     

    Dan PrainDan Prain

    Regional Marketing Manager - East Asia
    Room B07 

     

    Kylie PatersonKylie Paterson

    International Marketing Coordinator
    Room B05

     

    Nicky RichardsonNicky Richardson

    International Marketing Coordinator
    Room B05

     

    Shabnam SeyedmehdiShabnam Seyedmehdi

    International Marketing Coordinator
    Room B05

     

    Joyce ZhangJoyce Zhang

    China Representative

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    International Admissions

    Prospective student enquiries

    Enquire now

     

    Current students, students with offers, and Otago staff email international.admissions@otago.ac.nz

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    International Student Services and Mobility

    Our team enables internationally mobile students to integrate into university study and promotes short-term international study opportunities by:

    • Providing briefing and orientation programmes
    • Facilitating integration into the university and wider community
    • Providing a focal point for special communication and support
    • Linking Otago students with overseas universities
    • Enabling students from overseas universities to study at Otago
    • Strengthening relationships with international partner institutions

    For after-hours emergency international student support: contact the Proctor’s Office / Campus Watch on 479 5000

    Danielle Yamamoto KerrDanielle Yamamoto Kerr

    Manager International Student Services and Mobility
    Room 108

     

    International Student Support

    International Disabilities email international.disabilities@otago.ac.nz
    Student Support email international.support@otago.ac.nz
     

    Simone FreemanSimone Freeman

    Team Leader Student Support
    Room G08

     

    Sarah O'SullivanSarah O'Sullivan

    Student Adviser
    Room G05
    On leave until June 2019

     

    Louisa SamsonLouisa Samson

    Student Adviser
    Room G05

     

    Gepke SchoutenGepke Schouten

    Student Adviser
    Room G04

     

    Donna ScottDonna Scott

    Student Adviser
    Room G10

     

    Claire SlocombeClaire Slocombe

    Student Adviser 
    Room G05

     

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    Student Exchange

    Email exchange@otago.ac.nz

    Graeme FranceGraeme France

    Exchange Adviser - The Americas
    Room B01

     

    Iby ViragIby Virag

    Exchange Adviser - Europe and Scandinavia
    Room B01

     

    Celia CortelettiCelia Corteletti

    Exchange Adviser - UK, Ireland, Asia and Australia
    Room B01

     

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    Compliance Services

    Student Visa Email student.visa@otago.ac.nz
    Insurance Email international.insurance@otago.ac.nz
    US Financial Email us.financial.aid@otago.ac.nz

    Anna MacLachlanAnna McLachlan

    Team Leader - Compliance Services
    Room G01
    On leave until February 2020

     

    Kathy HalliwellKathy Halliwell

    Student Visa Coordinator
    Room G01

     

    Angelique MawsonAngelique Mawson

    Compliance Services Officer
    Room G02

     

    Fiona Sherriff bw

    Fiona Sherriff

    Compliance Services Officer
    Room G02

     

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