A Mid-Semester Progress Update

It’s hard to believe I’m saying this, but…. I’m officially halfway through the semester. A lot has happened since I arrived, so I figure now is as good a time as any to take stock of what I’ve learned, what I didn’t expect, and what I still want to do before I leave this remote […]

New Zealand’s Hidden Gem

*My obligatory 14-year-old diary entry about how excited I am to be abroad* Dunedin is often referred to as one of New Zealand’s hidden gems, and what a gem it is. Located on the southern end of the South Island, its climate is pretty similar to where I’m from in the states. Dunedin’s architecture is […]

Hello from the End of the World/Middle Earth/New Zealand!

I arrived on these little islands three weeks ago, and I’m already in awe of this place. I’ve travelled from one end of the islands to the other with my mom and our friend Diane (who handled driving on the left like a champ) trying to get a feel for the place I’ll call home, […]

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