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Spring Break Down Under

Time December 6th, 2016 in 2016 Fall, New Zealand | No Comments by

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Piece of Home

Time November 16th, 2016 in 2016 Fall, New Zealand | No Comments by

I was lucky enough to have a piece of home with me to travel with for a couple weeks. My older brother and I went to Auckland where we did the famous SkyJump, visited the aquarium and also checked out Waheiki Island for some zip lining before heading back to Wellington. While in Wellington, we took the Seal Coast Safari to see the seal colony at Red Rocks, and hiked the iconic Mount Victoria. The next weekend we traveled to Queenstown where we bungee jumped and saw the beautiful Milford Sound. We took a cruise around the sound and saw many amazing waterfalls and animals, such as New Zealand fur seals and dusky dolphins. 


Becoming a Wellingtonian

Time September 19th, 2016 in 2016 Fall, New Zealand | No Comments by

Settling into my new home in Wellington could not have been an easier transition. The small city has a nice feeling of home, and my flatmates are all incredible. It was amazing to find spectacular views and wild life only a short walk or quick drive away from my house. I spent the first couple weeks exploring the city and hitting popular attractions such as Mount Victoria, Westpac Stadium, and Cuba street. 


More Than Packing

Time July 5th, 2016 in 2016 Fall, New Zealand | No Comments by

Getting ready for a trip normally consists of putting clothes in a bag, printing boarding passes, and making sure your passport is somewhere handy. While this is all essential for preparing to study abroad, there is there is a mental component as well. You have to be ready to say goodbye to your favorite home town spots, your loved ones, and be ready to take on a whole new culture. The days leading up to take-of normally include loads of goodbyes and mixed emotions as the sadness of leaving home is overcome by the excitement of the journey ahead. My last couple weeks at home were spent with my friends and family soaking in the the Maryland sun before heading off to winter in Wellington, New Zealand.