Final month of adventure

  What a month! Getting back from my semester break had a hard start. The first week I had three of my papers due so I was very busy and had no time to relax. I was glad that I had the break in Fiji for sure. However, after that week the rest of the…

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Last thoughts: I will miss you, New Zealand

The last month before coming home was bittersweet. Since there was a month long final exam period and my exams were spread out I was not able to go travel for long periods. Instead I was able to do day trips or weekend trips. This was the month I had to prioritize my academics most…

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Spring Break in the South Pacific

My spring break was one that I will never forget. I never thought that I would have the opportunity to go to Fiji and specially this young. My group of friends and I decided to look at Fiji, Bali, and Cook Islands. They each had their own pros and cons but the deciding factor for…

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Beginning of my semester aborad

  The beginning of school at Otago University has been very different than what I’m used to. To begin, I am taking three classes out of my major (anthropology, history, Maori studies) and a one food marketing class. These topics and all the reading that involves them are interesting. These classes have been expanding on…

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Pre Departure Thoughts

While preparing for New Zealand I find myself trying to research what I will actually need for cold weather. Being that I finished growing up in the Florida I have not had to deal with layers, wool socks, thermo-rain jackets etc. I am so nervous/excited to embark in this new adventure/chapter of my life and…

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