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Housing Information

ISA Housing provides the opportunity for students to experience aspects of the New Zealand lifestyle that are inaccessible to the average visitor of New Zealand. All ISA Housing options are either within walking distance or conveniently located to public transit routes. Travel times to the various university buildings generally range between five and fifteen minutes depending on housing and class locations.

Semester/Year Program: Housing is provided on all ISA semester programs in the Pacific region, at an additional cost.
A Housing Commitment Fee of $1,000 must be paid by the Final Forms and Payment due date. This fee is nonrefundable after the payment due date and is applied to overall housing costs. The total housing cost will be billed once a housing assignment has been allocated, typically around the Final Forms and Payment deadline.

University Flats
ISA students studying at the University of Otago have the opportunity to live in co-ed flats maintained by the university.
Students are placed in flats with other international and local students. Students will not live in the same flat as other ISA students. Students will live in fully furnished single rooms in a four to six bedroom flat in one of the neighborhoods surrounding campus. Please note many flats will have a Kiwi host (local student), while some may only house international students. Meals and laundry service are not included. Wireless internet and linens are provided in each flat.

Summer Program: The cost of housing is included in the New Zealand Studies Summer Program price. ISA students studying at the University of Otago for the New Zealand Studies Summer Program have the opprotunity to live in student flats maintained by the university with other international students. These off-campus flats are self-catered, fully furnished and co-ed, with four to six single-occupancy bedrooms. Bed linens are provided, though towels are not, and laundry facilities are available on site. Internet access is provided.

A $500 refundable security deposit will be charged to students living in ISA arranged housing. ISA may retain some, or all, of this deposit in the case of damage to property, or if utility usage exceeds the allotted monthly amount.

Independent Housing
Students may opt to secure housing independently. Students who select this option will be responsible for their own housing during the program and will forgo any ISA assistance for housing matters.

The experience of living in another culture will be both educational and rewarding so long as you stay open-minded and reasonable at all times. There are differences in culture and lifestyle between life in New Zealand and the U.S. Remember: the key to a positive experience is flexibility.