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  • Locations: Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Program Terms: November-February
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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
November-February 2017 19/11/2017 ** Rolling Admission 06/01/2018 16/02/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Deakin Faculty: Faculty of Science, Engineering & Built Environments Program Type: Short Term Partner Program - Study Abroad
New Colombo Plan Funded: No Language of Instruction: English
Credit Weighting: 1 Credit Point Credit Type: Undergraduate
Housing Options: On Campus OS Help Available: Yes
Scholarships Available: No
Program Description:

January in Dunedin

During your this program you will be a student at the University of Otago – one of the country’s oldest universities in the cultural capital of New Zealand’s South Island, Dunedin. The University of Otago is highly regarded for the quality of research produced by its students and recognised internationally for advancements in higher education.

Location profile:
Dunedin is the second-largest city in the South Island of New Zealand, and the principal city of the Otago region. The Dunedin urban area lies on the central-eastern coast of Otago, surrounding the head of Otago Harbour. The harbour and hills around Dunedin represent the remnants of an extinct volcano. The city suburbs extend out into the surrounding valleys and hills, onto the isthmus of the Otago Peninsula, and along the shores of the Otago Harbour and the Pacific Ocean.
The city's most important activity in economic terms centres around tertiary education – Dunedin is home to the University of Otago, New Zealand's first university (established 1869), and the Otago Polytechnic. Students account for a large proportion of the population; 21.6 percent of the city's population was aged between 15 and 24 at the 2006 census.


Academic information:
This program offers a number of different units, Please note Deakin students are only able to undertake one of the units listed below as they have been approved by our academics.
Field Studies and New Zealand Geology
This program has been assessed as a level 1 or level 2 elective (LES students only), 1 Deakin credit.
Approved by SEBE

Practical work in field observation, geological field mapping, field interpretation; basic geometry of structures; principles of lithostratigraphy and biostratigraphy; New Zealand geology and geological map interpretation. Note: You must have unimpaired fitness to participate in the essential field trips.
For more information in regards to the course structure and exams, please visit this link.
Nutrition and Health: Concepts and Controversies
This program has been assessed as a level 1 or level 2 elective (LES students only), 1 Deakin credit.
Approved by SEBE

This paper provides a basic introduction to nutrition as it relates to health. Current and controversial issues will be discussed to help reinforce basic nutrition principles including the absorption, digestion and metabolism of nutrients. Topics to be included range from defining a healthy diet, artificial sweeteners, pros and cons of vegetarianism, dieting and weight loss, supplements, and food intolerances and allergies. The different nutritional needs and practices of individuals at different stages of the life cycle will be identified, such as “eating for two”, breastfeeding, childhood feeding and nutritional problems, eating disorders during adolescence and maintaining healthy eating patterns during adulthood. Tutorial sessions will be held throughout the paper at which time practical activities will be. For more information in regards to the course structure and exams, please visit this link.

You can chose between self-catered, off-campus university residential apartment-style accommodation or fully catered, on-campus university dormitory-style accommodation. Visit this link for more information regarding accommodation.

Cost:  $3,999 - $5,399. Program costs include pre-departure guide and session, airport pick up, University of Otago orientation, tuition fees, meals (for students staying in on-campus, residential-style accommodation), accommodation, on-site support, CISaustralia support services before, during and after the program, assistance with travel arrangements
University of Otago official transcript. This is a Study Abroad program meaning no tuition is paid to Deakin University. All payment deadlines need to be met unrelated to OS help loan approvals.

Program Dates: 6th January to 16th February 2018

For more information please visit the partner website

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Short Term Partner Programs will earn you 30 points towards the Global Citizenship Program.