Week of February 7, 2022

February 8, 2022

EMAIL SENT TO FALL 2022 Dickinson in New Zealand applicants


I hope your first couple of weeks on campus are going well. I am writing today to share an update regarding the Dickinson in New Zealand Program at the University of Otago that you are applying to for Fall 2022. 

The New Zealand Government announced last Thursday a plan to gradually open New Zealand’s borders over the coming months. By October 2022, normal visa processing will resume, enabling international students to enroll for study in New Zealand in 2023. Unfortunately, that means study abroad students will not be able to enter New Zealand to study at Otago for the Fall 2022 semester.  

If you wish to defer your application for the Otago program to the Spring 2023 semester, please let me know. Alternatively, you may choose to apply to a different study abroad program for the Fall 2022 semester. I am copying my colleague, Marissa Mitchell, on this email as we both advise for study abroad programs. We would be happy to set up a time with you to talk through alternative program options. You can use this link to set up an advising appointment.

I have also included your academic advisor to keep her informed. Let me know what you decide.


Andie D’Agostino
Assistant Director, Education Abroad
Center for Global Study and Engagement


Pronouns: She/Her/Hers