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Studying medicine in New Zealand

“Studying medicine in New Zealand”

New Zealand offers a choice of two top-quality medical schools and countless opportunities for experience and further study. New Zealand is a country in the South Pacific, of approximately 4.4 million people, renowned for its natural landscape and beauty. As a medical professional working in New Ze… read more


Interview with a civil engineer

“Interview with a civil engineer”

Engineering students in Christchurch (NZ) get hands on experience working with the Christchurch project to rebuild the city following the earthquake in 2011. We interviewed Alessandro Pallermo, a civil engineering lecturer at the University of Canterbury.  Tell us a bit about your positi… read more

Relevant Student Blogs

Shanna Law - “Reflections From America”

Three weeks ago, I left New Zealand and traveled home to America. I spent just over nine months in New Zealand, and a lot can change in that time. I was a bit apprehensive about going home - I anticipated that I would face reverse culture-shock and feel slightly out of place. While this proved to be… read more


Sri Themudu - “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 destination, forming a new group of friends can take time. In addition, we are toss in the language barriers and the different cultures.  Similarly, like everyone the a… read more


Dunedin: Wildlife Capital of New Zealand

Shanna Law - “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 the wildlife capital of New Zealand. Some of the rarer wildlife includes the Blue Penguin, which is the tiniest penguin in the world and the fur seal, which has m… read more


Research and Presenting at a Conference

Shanna Law - “Research and Presenting at a Conference”

  The largest benefit of studying abroad for a full academic year is that I had enough time to complete my own independent research project. I took a year-long class in the geology department called “Independent Field Studies,” and through this I found an environmental geology project to d… read more