Activities and Opportunities
The university campus (18,000 students) is centrally located in the city of Dundee. The city's main pedestrian zone with its many shops, cinemas, theaters, restaurants and bars, and the waterfront promenade are within a five-minute walk of the campus. The main campus is a pleasing blend of old and new buildings in an attractive setting of lawns and gardens overlooking the mile-wide Tay estuary. Teaching, recreational and residential buildings are side by side to form a friendly self-contained community. Students live in a single occupant room in University of Dundee residence halls either on campus or within easy walking distance to the campus. The residence halls are self-catered. Students have access to university student clubs, leisure and sports facilities and student support services. Ten computer clusters with several hundred computers are open to students for internet/email access. Sport facilities include a fitness center (single rowers for cardiovascular training), two large sport halls with basketball/volleyball/badminton courts, a pool and a gymnasium.
With an international student population of more than 20%, coming from more than 80 countries, the University of Dundee is very experienced in providing excellent services to study abroad students. Conveniently located within walking distance from the city center, the campus itself is fully integrated with all recreational, sports and social facilities on one site. CCIS students receive pre-departure guidance, orientation, and have access to the full range of university facilities and social activities, such as the Student Union, the University Chaplancy, and Student Advisory Service. There are 10 IT suites on campus with several hundred PC’s, and most of residence halls are connected to the University network.
The University guarantees accommodation to study abroad students. All accommodations are self-catered and are fitted with kitchen/dining/living rooms. They are either on campus or within a very short walking distance from the campus. Students live in a single occupant room with en-suite bathrooms.
"I would recommend study abroad (especially in Dundee) to anyone willing to open their mind and have an adventure. It was the best four months of my entire life so far, and I wish everyone could have the chance to experience what I did."
- Shannon Smith
"Studying abroad at Dundee was a great experience. It really is like what people say about it. You get to meet new people learn new things about different cultures. I really do recommend studying abroad. And when you do study abroad it is fun to hang out with other study abroad students, but don't just limit yourself to that. Join a club and become friends with people you meet in that club. I joined the women's rugby team while I was studying abroad at Dundee and I was able to travel more because they would take me to out of the city to games and events. The team went as fans to several international rugby games and I was able to go. If I hadn't met them then I never would have known that those games were going on nearby. It was a great experience and I still keep in touch with a few of my friends on the team."
- Rosie Hill
"Studying abroad is like opening your eyes for the first time. You look around and realize that it is no longer necessary to satisfy your thirst for adventure with a dream. That dream is all around you."
- Sarah Morris