…let the countdown begin

I leave for New Zealand in two weeks. I’m going to repeat that to help my personal denial wake up, I leave in TWO WEEKS!!!!!!!!! how am I preparing? did I actually start packing? what do I still need to get? culture shock, what!? Packing has begun (as of today), and I am trying to […]

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What I hope to accomplish abroad

Yesterday I sat down and expressed in my journal what my personal goals are for my adventure abroad to New Zealand. I didn’t realize until writing them down, how many there are (looks like i’ll be keeping myself busy!). Focus on what’s in front of you: I tend to look towards the future and forget […]

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Fortress Hohensalzburg – a photo diary || Salzburg, Austria

When visiting Austria this past summer, Salzburg was one of the main stops. Besides the attraction of “Sound of Music” tours and filming locations, the Hohensalzburg Castle was pretty hard to miss; It overtakes the Salzburg skyline. The fortress was built in the eleventh century, under the rule of the Archbishop at the time. The […]

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3 hours in Thun, Switzerland

It would not be “my type” of vacation without some reckless running around. This past summer, my family and I decided to get a Eurail pass for two weeks to start in Vienna, Austria and end in Paris, France. So naturally that entailed some spur of the moment stops, *cough* *cough* Thun, Switzerland. Being in […]

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why New Zealand?

A question I get often is why New Zealand? Why would you want to study abroad there? Why go so far away? I find myself drawn to the mountains: the elevation, the dramatic landscapes, etc. I vacationed to Alaska a lot growing up (I mean I’m still growing up.. but you catch my drift), and […]

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