Dunedin, South Island

University of Otago (via Arcadia or IFSA Butler)

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Academic Program

Instruction consists of lectures, seminars, and tutorials. On-site orientation and some fieldtrips included.

  • Reviewed by: Marion Preest, W.M. Keck Science Department
  • Fields of study: The Division of Humanities is recommended for Scripps students.
  • Eligibility: 9.0 cumulative GPA; 3-5 courses in major
  • Size of the student body: 19,500 with 6,000 in the Division of Humanities

Living Arrangements

Students live in locally rented houses or flats arranged by the program sponsor. Students prepare their own meals with a stipend provided by Scripps.

Term Dates

  • Fall: early July to mid-November (Semester 2 for course options)
  • Spring: mid-February to late June (Semester 1 for course options)


  • Visa Information: After acceptance, your program will provide you with specifics about the visa required. The embassy site will have information on visa requirements for planning purposes.
  • Budget Planning: For budget planning purposes, click here to view the current cost of living comparison between Dunedin and Los Angeles.
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