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University of Otago

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GlobaLinks Learning Abroad, formerly known as AustraLearn, offers study abroad and degree programs at the University of Otago. The University of Otago is New Zealand’s oldest university, established 1869. It is New Zealand’s top-ranked university for research quality, and has research and student exchange agreements with over 90 institutions worldwide. Ranked in the Top 150 universities in the world by the 2010 QS Ranking of World Universities, Otago is one of those rare universities in the world where the main activity of its host city, Dunedin, is education. The campus is just a few blocks from the city center, and almost all students live within walking distance of the campus and key facilities. Otago is renowned for its vibrant campus lifestyle.

The University takes its name from the province, Otago, of which Dunedin is its principal city. Dunedin (population 120,000) offers students the best of both worlds. It has all the facilities, entertainment and variety of larger cities, but is small enough to be friendly, intimate, and uncrowded. Dunedin is also an excellent gateway to Central Otago and Fiordland where opportunities abound for hiking, skiing, water sports, adventure tourism (including bungy-jumping), or admiring the spectacular land.