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The University of Otago has a number of exchange agreements with over seventy institutions, in over thirty countries.

It is a great opportunity for Tourism undergraduates to broaden their understanding of different cultures and to gain an international perspective. You could get the chance to spend an internship at Disney World in Orlando, Florida; or take part in the Otago Business School Internship programme.

Student exchanges for Tourism students

The Department of Tourism encourages our students to participate in one of the more than forty specific business and tourism exchanges available through the University of Otago. If your marks average B or better, you may qualify to attend one of these institutions for one semester or for a year. You pay only your Otago fees and complete your qualification within the same timeframe as if you'd never been away!

Are you thinking about going overseas on a student exchange?

Information for Otago students about the Exchange programme.

Not sure where to do your student exchange?

Find out about Partner Universities for Commerce students.

Are you thinking about doing a student exchange at Otago?

Information for Incoming Exchange Students.

Need an overview about student exchange at Otago?

Find out more about the Otago Global Student Exchange service.

Student internships for Tourism students

Imagine spending either five or twelve months at Disney World, in Orlando, Florida on the Disney World Internship programme!

Disney visits the University of Otago twice a year to recruit interns. You can take advantage of this opportunity either during your degree, or within one year of graduating. Disney's Live, Learn and Earn programme gives you opportunities to gain work experience with one of the world's most renowned entertainment companies and also meet over seven and a half thousand like-minded students who are looking for a great experience and friendships for life.

Find out more about Disney International programmes at their website.

Otago Business School Internship programme

Between your second and third years of study you have the opportunity of being placed in a Tourism business. You will be giving yourself an advantage in your future career by taking the opportunity to gain practical experience in the industry which complements the theory you learn in your lectures.

Examples of companies include: Trail Journeys – Central Otago, the Rees Hotel – Queenstown, Hilton Hotel – Queenstown and Auckland. Take part in the Otago Business School Internship programme and set yourself apart from the crowd!

Find out more about the Otago Business School Internship programme.

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