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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Semester / Year Abroad Click here for a definition of this term Program Structure: Integrated Program at Foreign University
Click here for a definition of this term What Financial Aid Applies?: All Current Aid, GI Bill Language of Instruction: English
Click here for a definition of this term Language Study Requirement: No Internship: No
Housing: Apartment Click here for a definition of this term Prereq. Language Study: None
Click here for a definition of this term Business Classes: Lower Division, Upper Division Click here for a definition of this term Recommended for Chapman Majors: Accounting, Applied Human Physiology, Art, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Biological Sciences, Business Administration, Chemistry, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Dance, Data Analytics, Economics, Education, English, Entrepreneurship, Environmental Science & Policy, Film Studies/ Film Production/ Creative Producing/ Screenwriting/ Screen Acting, Finance, Graphic Design, Health Sciences, History, International Business, Kinesiology, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Music, Peace Studies, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Software Engineering, Strategic & Corporate Communication, Theatre
Click here for a definition of this term Recommended for Chapman Minors: Anthropology, Creative and Cultural Industries, Disability Studies, Game Development Programming, Gay, Lesbian, & Bisexual Studies, Nutrition, STEM, Women's Studies
Program Description:

Academic Information

Chapman University maintains a record of the courses that previous study abroad students have taken, and the equivalent Chapman credit that was granted for each course. To view the course equivalencies for this program, click “Sample Pre-Approved Courses” at the top of each program brochure page. Please note that Sample Pre-Approved Courses are courses that have been previously requested by a Chapman student for credit. It is not a comprehensive list of all courses available at the institution.

You may view the entire course catalog for this program by following these instructions:

  • Go to the University of Otago course catalog
  • Universities in the Southern Hemisphere have different academic schedules with the first semester usually beginning in February and the second semester beginning in July. So for Chapman’s fall semester, please search for “Second Semester” courses and for Chapman’s spring semester, please search for “First Semester” courses.
  • When searching by “Paper Code”: Do not add a space between the letters and numbers of a paper code (i.e. "STAT110" not "STAT 110"). On the course list provided on the ISA Dunedin, New Zealand: University of Otago - Academic Year/Semester website, you’ll find the course code written underneath the course title. For example, MANT252 is written underneath “Developing Responsible Leadership”. If you type “MANT” into the paper code, you’ll find all Management courses.
  • When searching by “Keywords (e.g. Statistical Methods)”: Search through the A-Z subject list. If you don’t type the subject in exactly as shown on this list, you may not get results. For example, for business courses, scan through the whole list because they may be found under various subjects: Business Administration, International Business, Management, Marketing Management, etc.

Students are encouraged to request additional or revised equivalencies during the pre-departure process, which will be evaluated by the appropriate academic units on campus.

Credit and Grading Transfer

Credits are articulated based on U.S. credit equivalencies and credit hours earned.

Credits from the University of Otago will transfer as follows:

Credit at University of Otago Credit at Chapman University
18 points 4 credits

Students must enroll in the equivalent of 12-18 Chapman credits.
Grade at University of Otago Percentage Grade at Chapman University
A+, A, A- 80 - 100% A
B+, B, B- 65 - 79% B
C+, C, C- 50 - 64% C
D 40 - 49% F
E 0 - 39% F
W Withdrawal W

All courses must be taken for a letter grade. Classes taken as ‘Pass/Fail’ will not be accepted, with the exception of internships. Internships must be approved by the Center for Global Education.