New Zealand was everything I expected it to be. It was beautiful, laid-back, and full of endless things to do. I chose to go to New Zealand for two reasons; as an anthropology major it was to gain insight into a country with a unique relationship with their indigenous population and as an adventure-seeker it [...]
I’ve learned that sometimes a wrong turn is a good thing.
I’ve always wanted to have a plan. I get places early,I get stressed when things don’t go according to plan and I don’t wing it. I know where I’m going and what I’m doing ahead of time. Or at least I used to [...]
This image encompasses many of the aspects of my international experience which I am most grateful for, such as the outstanding people I will never forget and the amazing friendships I forged, my numerous travels across the entire country of New Zealand and the beautiful scenery there and the wonderful memories from my spring break [...]
I lived in Dunedin last semester and fortunately, I happened to be there during the Rugby World Cup. What kind of luck is that? The All Blacks (NZ pro rugby team) played a game at this stadium during the beginning of my stay before the Cup started. Since kiwis are absolutely crazy about their rugby [...]
This photograph was taken a couple days after the February 22nd earthquake that devastated Christchurch, New Zealand. I was studying in Christchurch when the earthquake happened. In the aftermath, everyone seemed to be fleeing the city. Some people that I hardly knew rented a car and invited me to leave with them. We spent the [...]
My heart pounds as I take the plunge on the Nevis in New Zealand, over 134 meters above a little creek at the bottom of a canyon. This was one of the most exhilarating moments of my trip.
This photo was taken in August 2009 on the South Island of New Zealand. A group of international students and I headed west from Dunedin for a long weekend trip to hike and tour Fjordland National Park. At the end of one of our hikes, we ended up on the shore of this lake, Manapouri, [...]
When I heard that the Queen’s Birthday caused classes at the University of Otago to be canceled on Monday, 1 June, I knew I wanted to use the extended weekend and travel somewhere in New Zealand I’d never been before. I’d already visited Queenstown, the country’s mountain-rimmed adventure capitol on the shores of stunning [...]