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Dunedin is a city with character and history.
Known as a student city, it is home to the University of Otago, College of Education and Otago Polytechnic. The large student population means young people have plenty of things to see and do.
After you get off the bus in the morning, you can meet up with friends at one of the cafes before class. Walk together through the heart of the campus, saying hi to other students as you go. You’ll feel right at home as you make your way to the University of Otago Language Centre.
The University campus is a mix of modern and historic buildings. The history of Dunedin goes back to the early settlers who were mostly from Scotland. You can see beautiful historic buildings around the city like Olveston House and Larnach Castle, New Zealand’s only castle!
The historic railway buildings host Dunedin Fashion Week in April each year at. This is just one of the many events Dunedin hosts.
Local and International sporting events are held at the Forsyth Barr Stadium, located very close to your language school. Go to one of the rugby games and cheer on your local team!
Try something extra special with a Cadbury Chocolate Factory visit, where you’ll get to sample chocolates from this famous brand. They even have a Cadbury Chocolate Carnival in July.
If you love nature, a visit to the stunning and rugged Otago Peninsula is a must. You’ll see penguins, fur seals and The Royal Albatross Centre at Taiaroa Head. You’ll also have a chance to see kiwis, New Zealand’s national bird, at Orokonui Ecosanctuary.
Weekend activities include taking a trip to Tunnel Beach to explore the caves or travelling north to see the Moeraki Boulders. Queenstown is only a few hours away by car or bus – a stay in the South Island would not be complete without a visit to this exciting town.
Dunedin is a great place for students who want to study English in a classic New Zealand university town and easily explore the surrounding areas.