Housing & Meals

Surrounded by white sand beaches, forest-clad hills, and volcanic formations, Dunedin has a distinctly Scottish flavor and is often referred to as the “Edinburgh of the South” because of it’s Scottish heritage. If you love nature, you’ll find seals, albatross, and penguins living in the nature reserves at the city’s edge.

Housing and Meals

As a BCA student at the University of Otago you will live in University housing.  Your first three nights will be spent in dorm rooms at the University of Otago. You will then transfer to the university flats for the reminder of your time in Dunedin.  The flats range from houses right next to campus to some new townhouses a bit farther away.  Each flat has individual bedrooms, shared bathroom(s) and a kitchen/common area.

Full catering is provided by the University Flats and residential colleges. During field studies outside of Dunedin, accommodation and most meals will be provided.

During your time in Wellington you will stay in a hotel and group meals or meal stipend for other meals, will be provided.

Computer Access

Many students choose to take their laptop computers to Dunedin. Wireless Internet is available throughout the campus, including all libraries on campus. Computer areas are located around the Dunedin campus and several are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Please note that the Internet in Dunedin is slower than the broadband connection in the U.S., regardless of where you connect.


Dunedin is an easy city to navigate and the compact nature of the campus means you can easily walk everywhere you need to go. You can also take a bus, mini-bus or taxi from the campus to all parts of the city when your feet feel weary for a fee.