BCA Dunedin, New Zealand

BCA Dunedin, New Zealand

Dunedin is the only university town in New Zealand, and it provides you with plenty of opportunities to connect to local people and the environment! Through the fantastic student activities program at The University of Otago, you can join one of the more than 70 societies, like dance, hiking, music and sports clubs. Various offices on campus also organize optional trips around the South Island each semester, which is a great way to meet new people and observe the diversity of the NZ. In addition, there are many volunteer opportunities available to connect you with local organizations and community members.  

Your Resident Director in Dunedin will introduce you to the culturally and historically significant spots and provide you with opportunities to hike the breathtaking landscapes of the city and surrounding area. Through your activities together you will meet Kiwis (New Zealanders) and share experiences that you just cannot find in tourist travel book or a general tour. Together with the RD, you will go beyond Dunedin’s boundaries. Excursions vary by semester but in the past have included Flagstaff Mountain to view the local glowworms, a sheep farm and an overnight stay at a Māori marae.

The University of Otago is New Zealand’s oldest and most prestigious university and is regularly ranked among the top universities in the world. The University offers a rich cultural life, reflecting a diverse international student community and New Zealand’s own multicultural population. With internationally ranked departments in arts and humanities, life sciences and medicine, and social sciences and management, it’s the perfect place to take major-specific courses, pursue independent research opportunities, or apply for select internship opportunities. Plus, with the wide variety of disciplines available, you can also enroll in some courses to fulfill general education requirements. 

Subjects

  • Accounting
  • Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Art History
  • Arts
  • Asian Studies, Asian Literature & Languages
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology (General)
  • Botany
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Communications
  • Computer Science
  • Conservation And Preservation
  • Creative Writing
  • Media And Cultural Studies
  • Media And Communications
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Education
  • English
  • Finance
  • Food Science And Nutrition
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Global Studies
  • Health Sciences
  • History
  • Hospitality
  • Humanities
  • Information Technology
  • International Business
  • International Relations
  • Languages / Linguistics
  • Marine Biology
  • Mathematics
  • Media Relations
  • Music
  • Peace Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Sports Science
  • Statistics
  • Sustainable Development
  • Theater, Drama, Dance
  • Theology
  • Travel / Tourism
  • Zoology & Wildlife Sciences

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Enjoy churros and hot chocolate – a favorite snack in Valladolid – as you meet with your language exchange group, which includes study abroad students and local English-language learners of all ages. You’ll quickly share your country’s customs, traditions, slang words and sense of humor with each other. Spend time with your host family sharing meals, learning about their traditions and experiencing some of Valladolid’s celebrations, such as La Feria, a fall celebration dedicated to the patron saint of Valladolid, or the spring celebration of Semana Santa, one of the largest holy weeks in the world. You can also volunteer with organizations working in the community.

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Cultural Activities & Excursions
Live (and eat) like a local with the help of the BCA Brussels Resident Director, who takes you on a culinary tour of Belgium! Indulge in uniquely Belgian dishes such as mussels and frites, and of course waffles and chocolate, and learn about their cultural significance. Venture outside of Brussels with our RD as your guide as you explore other historically and culturally significant places in Belgium. Excursions outside of the city vary by semester, but in the past have included Ypres and the North Sea. 

Community Connections
Do your part and consider volunteering during your time in Brussels! Vesalius College works with Serve the City – an organization that assists community members in need through sports, music, arts, meals and friendship. Develop your expertise in European affairs by taking advantage of Brussels’ role as the “Capital of Europe” and attend lectures from important local and international leaders. You can also engage with the campus community by writing for the student newspaper, working for the student government and joining other clubs and athletic teams. Meanwhile, your host family will provide you with yet another prospective of Belgian life and culture.
 
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