Brighton Beach – south of Dunedin, New Zealand

By living in Dunedin, New Zealand for the past three and a half weeks now, I’ve come to terms with how many beaches there are to explore. In my last post, I explored Tunnel Beach just north of my next destination: Brighton Beach. Brighton is a small village around 45 minutes of a drive south […]

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Tunnel Beach – South of Dunedin, New Zealand

What makes this walk great, is you don’t have to dedicate more than a few hours to take in the views. It’s even more perfect if either of these criteria fit you: you are short on time you aren’t a very experienced hiker The walk both down and up is steep, so take it at […]

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Getting adjusted // living in New Zealand

Hello world, Getting adjusted has been a bit more hectic than i anticipated. First off, jet lag hit me like a train my first week here: fever, nausea, the whole bit. DON’T WORRY I’M OKAY NOW! Lectures have started this week and I am finding it a lot easier to get more of a routine […]

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First full day exploring Dunedin, NZ

Dunedin is the second- largest city in the south island of New Zealand. Dunedin is more urban than I expected; you can walk practically anywhere within the lines of the city. This past weekend, I had a jam packed day full of exploring around both Dunedin, and its’ surrounding areas. St. Clair Beach First stop […]

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Auckland Airport // tips and tricks

International Arrival Departing my plane was normal; I went through customs once getting off, etc. BUT after, there was bio security which takes a lot more time than you’d think (even if you aren’t declaring anything). New Zealand is very keen on keeping the country of New Zealand free from unwanted diseases and pesticides, which […]

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…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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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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