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Last updated February, 2021

The University

The University of Colorado Boulder (CU) is the flagship university for the state of Colorado, and one of the most spectacular college campuses in the country. With a student population of over 30,000, CU has nine colleges and schools offering over 150 academic programmes.

The City of Boulder is nestled against the eastern foothills of the Rocky Mountains at an elevation of 1,655 m, and it's located 30 minutes northeast of Denver, Colorado's state capitol. Boulder has a population of approximately 100,000 (which includes CU-Boulder's 30,000 students), and it's a center for outdoor activities with miles of bicycle and hiking trails, and easy access to mountain climbing and skiing. With a dry climate, Boulder enjoys over 300 sunny days each year.

Exchange information

  • Undergraduate level exchange.
  • Academic Year: August - May (Fall semester: August - December; Spring semester: January - May)
  • Minimum course load: 12 credits, maximum course load: 18 credits per semester.
  • Course progression system: 1000-level and  2000-level: introductory; 3000-level and 4000-level: advanced.
  • Most classes are 3 credits at CU Boulder.
  • Programmes restricted to exchange students: on Music, Law, or Education classes.

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Further Information

For further information about Otago Global Student Exchange, please contact an Exchange Adviser.

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