Blog 6

Anyone who knows anything about the University of Otago knows about the famous Hyde Street Party.  The day is very similar to the Rollins College Fox Day, except it is always on a Saturday and is planned weeks in advance.  In its history, the Hyde Street Keg Party (as it was originally named) was a…

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Blog 5

The highlight of these two weeks has been my trip to Queenstown, followed by a ferry tour around a beautiful place on the west coast called Milford Sound.  A ‘sound’ is a narrow sea or ocean channel between two bodies of land.  First we spent a night out at the bars in Queenstown trying to…

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Blog 4

The past two weeks have been full of beach trips and a little sight-seeing around the town of Dunedin.  The closest beaches are St. Claire and St. Kilda which are known for surfing, but the coolest beach we’ve been to is Tunnel Beach.  The entrance to this beach is, as the name implies, a tunnel…

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Blog 3

The first week of classes was a huge culture shock for me coming from a small liberal arts college of less than 2,000 students when my first lecture had over 300 people in a room bigger than the Busch Auditorium at Rollins.  I knew immediately that I would have a little trouble getting used to…

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Blog 2

As I arrived in the Queenstown airport and found the leaders of the TEAN program that were there to take a bus load of us to our hostel just outside the center of town.  Once we arrived I met up with my friend from Rollins who arrived a few days before me.  I got acquainted…

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Blog 1

I believe that everyone sees the world a little differently.  Your outlook in life is derived from all the experiences that you have had throughout your years.  Coming from a very free-range and accepting childhood, my outlook on the world is wildly different from someone who was brought up in a sheltered and closed minded…

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