After New Zealand

Hello! It has been almost a month since I left New Zealand. I have had time to reflect on my experiences and have discovered its impact on me and my habits. For example, I am way better at cooking meals for myself now and eat more fresh produce. But I also feel my outlook on…

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My final goodbye

I am currently sitting on the airplane going from Houston to Newark. What a ride it has been and I am so upset having to leave, but excited about my incredible experience abroad. I have been traveling for over 26 hours and I am exhausted. Yesterday morning, I caught a shuttle to the Dunedin Airport…

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Back Stateside

Although it felt surreal to officially be done with my semester abroad (especially finishing in early November), it finally came time to head back to the US and reunite with family and friends. In reflection upon my first blog post, I regret to say that my position has changed in a not-so-great way. I had…

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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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My Final Trip

Here at Otago, there is an entire month designated to finals. Luckily, Erin and I both did not have finals until the end of October which allowed a lot of time for adventuring around and soaking up the last bit of New Zealand that we have left. We planned a trip up to the North…

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Dunedin to Wellington (and an important message)

I am currently sitting in the airport with all my luggage, leaving Dunedin officially and heading to Wellington for a week to shadow at a medical imaging office. Last week I was in Sydney visiting a friend who lives there and I absolutely loved the city. Sydney may have been my favorite place that I have…

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Farewell New Zealand

Kia ora! I can’t believe this is the last time I will be posting from New Zealand! I have loved my time here so much, even with life’s typical ups and downs, and am so excited to be back home with my family friends. I guess just good vibes all around. I got pretty involved…

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Time Flies

Time Flies October 30, 2018 It’s crazy how fast much of my remaining time here in New Zealand has flown by. After that first blog post, I quickly fell into a routine that involved focus on schoolwork from Sunday night through Thursday evening, and trips across the South Island Thursday nights through Sunday afternoons most…

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Reflecting on my First Month in New Zealand

  Note that this post was written a while ago, and I’m unfortunately only just August 1st, 2018 Experiences from my First Month abroad. It’s truly amazing how time flies! I really can’t believe that I’ve already been here in New Zealand for a month. It has most definitely been a whirlwind, from my first…

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Signal Hill

Lately, my friends and I have been going on late night adventures to a place called Signal Hill. On a clear night at Signal Hill, you can see every star in the sky, hear every frog in New Zealand, and see every beautiful city light. Here are some photos from last night’s adventure:   IMG_3781

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