New Zealand : Otago Polytechnic 国際高専で学ぶ5年間：3学年［ニュージーランドへ留学］
|5, 6May – June||
Study in New Zealand for one year
Study with students from around the world at Otago Polytechnic
In their 3rd year, all students will join students from around the world to study at Otago Polytechnic in Dunedin, New Zealand. They will stay at homes of local families and participate in various programs such as internships and projects.
Students attend intensive “Global Studies” lectures at Hakusanroku Campus to prepare for studying and living abroad.
|5, 6May – June||
For the first two months at Otago Polytechnic, the Functional English and Practical Engineering Fundamentals courses prepare students for regular classes.
Students take three applied engineering or science courses from a selection of offerings in the fields of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, information science and chemistry. The Technical English course supports students as they study alongside native speakers.
For Engineering Design III, students participate in a one-month internship or project, after which they prepare a report in English of their achievements during their year of studying abroad.
Otago Polytechnic is New Zealand’s oldest institution of higher education. Otago Polytechnic and our school have cooperated on educational programs under a formal agreement since 2002. As a polytechnic, the school provides practical knowledge and skills for graduates to function effectively in industry right after graduation, and it is highly evaluated by employers. Over ten thousand students are enrolled, about 230 of whom are foreign students from 27 different countries.
Improving English skills through home stay
All students stay at the home of a local family, thus improving their English skills through daily life. Students can enjoy leisure activities and Christmas and other holidays with their home-stay family.
Studying abroad for a year gave me strength to take on challenges.
Now, I’m thinking of launching a business.
I studied in New Zealand in my third year. At Otago Polytechnic, we studied engineering in English in addition to taking English classes. Many of the classes were project-based, and I did game development independently. Living away from my family helped me to become independent and ambitious. I also became aware of various good points and bad points of Japan by looking at it from the outside. The objective observation skills I acquired will surely help me to come up with ideas when I start working. I would like to launch a business in the future and expand it worldwide.