New Zealand

Why I Chose to Pursue My Dreams at Otago

1st July 2015 was the day I realised “Oh my I am a PhD Candidate” and it was also when I realised I have...

Otago Orientation Week

Otago Orientation Programme for NZ Aid Scholars Before I describe my campus orientation experience, I would like to thank New Zealand Aid committee in considering...

Reflections from America

  Three weeks ago, I left New Zealand and travelled home to America. Having spent just over nine months in New Zealand, I was a...

OMSA (Otago Malaysian Students’ Association) Support for Malaysian – Otago Students

Moving abroad as a student and leaving home for the first time can be tough. Furthermore, if you don't know anyone at your new...

Dunedin: Wildlife Capital of New Zealand

The peninsula that Dunedin is built upon is not just an ancient volcano - it is home to numerous unique animal species, making it...

Research and Presenting at a Conference

Studying abroad for a full academic year grants you enough time to complete your own independent research project. I took a year-long class in the...

Living on the Remnants of an Ancient Volcano

The peninsula that Dunedin is built upon is comprised of rocks created by an ancient volcano. This geologic history, along with the temperamental climate of...

The Journey of an International Student to Otago

New Zealand is becoming a popular choice for international students seeking a high-quality education away from home. It has a great reputation as a...

Train Rides and a Chocolate Factory in my Back Yard

Dunedin is a diverse and wonderful city. I had never lived in a city before I came to New Zealand, so I was both...

My First Blog from New Zealand

Kia Ora! That means hello, and is something you’ll hear frequently in New Zealand. I found that out even before I left America to study...

Ready, Set, Work!

Every two years the University of Otago takes part in the International Student Barometer. This is a survey that takes place in New Zealand...

What Does Dunedin Have to Offer to Aspiring Entrepreneurs?

On my last day at work, I said goodbye to my job and colleagues to pursue my dream journey to New Zealand. My Director wondered...

A Beautiful Exploration

A long time before I decided to make a move to New Zealand, I always thought of travelling throughout the South Island. Fortunately, I...

What My Scholarship Means to Me

Kia Ora, A little about me.  My name is Sri Themudu and I am pursuing a master's degree in Entrepreneurship at the University of Otago,...

Wanted: Leaders of Tomorrow!

Are you motivated to make a difference at home? Do you have strong academic or work skills? Do you have leadership ability or potential?...