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Student stories

International student stories

Students from all over the world choose to study in Dunedin, not only for the world-class education but also for the wonderful experience of living here.

Hear from our international alumni on why Dunedin should be your first choice too.

Grace (Yu Zhuo)

Student case studies

Aashima Yadav

Aashima Yadav

Delhi, India

Before arriving in New Zealand, Aashima Yadav was feeling overworked in a highpressure marketing job in Delhi, India – a city of 19 million residents.

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Anh Duc (Tom) Do

Anh Duc (Tom) Do

Hanoi, Vietnam

From a young age, Tom Do developed a fascination with the seemingly-magical power of medicine….

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Well Chomchoei

Well Chomchoei

Bangkok, Thailand

Since Well Chomchoei arrived in Dunedin as a 14-year-old, she has embraced many amazing opportunities for learning and adventure.

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Student Videos

Grace (Yu Zhuo)

China

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Nagham Ailabouni

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Nagham Ailabouni, from Dubai, reflects on her journey as a student at the University of Otago in Dunedin, an experience she believes changed her life.

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Ellen Mamier

Germany

Ellen Mamier (Germany) shares her #studydunedin experience just before returning home after a year at St Hilda's Collegiate, Dunedin, New Zealand.

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Chinese students at Otago Girls High School in Dunedin

Chinese High School Students

China

Get a taste of what it's like to study at Otago Boys High School and Otago Girls High School in Dunedin, New Zealand.

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Dunedin Work Ready Programme

Dunedin Work Ready Programme

Get a taste of what it's like to study at Otago Boys High School and Otago Girls High School in Dunedin, New Zealand.

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Hatsuki from Japan - Studying in Dunedin, New Zealand

Hatsuki

Japan

Living away from home can be hard. Dunedin makes it easier with friendly, caring people who help to take special care of students. A true city for students, Dunedin has everything you need to learn, live and explore. You’ll be happy see Hatsuki’s great story and see her Dunedin home!

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Elly from China - Studying in Dunedin, New Zealand

Elly

China

Dunedin’s world-ranked institutions make us a landmark study destination and a global source of knowledge and expertise. You’ll be impressed by Elly’s experiences in our study friendly city.

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Matheus from Brazil - Studying in Dunedin, New Zealand

Matheus

Brazil

Dunedin is famous for our student culture, friendliness and incredible natural environment. Offering an exceptional education and extraordinary experiences to students from all over the world, you’ll want to hear more about our city from a student like Matheus – he’s from Brazil and we love his enthusiasm for Dunedin!

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Dunedin - Student City

Dunedin - Student City

Whether you are looking for the best schools, an exceptional higher education, want to sharpen your English or jump into an amazing year abroad, you’ll find in Dunedin people and institutions that encourage new thinking and new experiences. Want to know more? Watch this story and hear from our students.

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