I'm currently a 4th year Geoscience/Atmospheric Science major attending the University of Utah but I want to get the hell out of here for one semester. NZ caught my interest because of the geological education offered, amazing geography, and the outdoor activities to do there.
I'm thinking of taking the 2nd semester (January - May semester), and from the little research I have done it seems that there will be no skiing offered these months, June being the earliest for snowfall. Definitely ok with this as I LOVE LOVE to surf and ride mountain bikes, but I am a little unsure what University to attend.
With that being said I'm thinking that my options for Unis are three (based on my major):
-University of Canterbury (from browsing the regionals apparently this isn't the best choice??)
-University of Queensland
-University of Otago
I'm sure you guys are tired of people clogging your regional NZ forum of threads like this, but please can you humor me? Which University would you say best fits my interests? Nightlife isn't a huge plus as I have partied quite a bit and am now looking for more of a serious education, some locals to shred some mtn bikes with and maybe catch some waves. I figure everyone loves to party but who likes to party with people they have nothing in common with??
Thanks guys, if I ever see a fellow NSer in NZ I'll be sure to buy them a round.