Your Tinder pool will finally increase past 69 people next semester, as students will be able to jump back and forth across the ditch on exchange.
Danielle Yamamoto Kerr told Critic that Otago and its Aussie partner universities will resume the exchanges in the second semester after several meetings to establish their “appetite” for exchange students. Oh, to be the first new face on the Otago campus in over a year.
Danielle, who manages International Student Services and Mobility, said that the universities have agreed on what measures need to be in place to make this opportunity safe and appropriate. The 10-or-so students from Otago who are keen on the exchange will have to abide by a few rules:
- This only happens if the bubble stays open
- If it closes, you need to have money to stay afloat overseas
- MIQ costs are on you
- Also insurance costs are on you
The opportunity is being offered to people who were already planning to study overseas in semester two 2021, at an Aussie uni or anywhere else that is now inaccessible. The Uni is open to applications for sem one 2022, if you’re keen to go to Aus, but nowhere else.
“Otago will consider introducing exchange to other countries in line with government advice about safe travel and University policy on University-endorsed travel” in the future. Good luck getting to India any time soon, though.