Sydney

Out of all of the locations this program visits, the most popular and iconic site is probably Sydney, Australia. The Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbor Bridge, Manly Beach, Bondi Beach… All of these are pretty much household names that people travel thousands of miles to every year. While the arrival to Sydney meant the end…

Heron Island

Heading into Heron Island, I wasn’t totally sure what to expect. I anticipated the whole no internet/phone thing, even looked forward to it, and I knew to expect supple beach time and snorkeling access. However, I don’t think anyone really could have prepared me for the week I had. We started off the journey to…

The Blink of an Eye

And just like that, the first half of the program and thus our time in New Zealand is over! What an insane ride it has been these past six weeks, experiencing things I never thought would be possible and making more friends than I could have anticipated. The last two weeks in Wellington flew by…

The Ride of Your Life

There was a lot of anticipation leading up to this weekend’s trip. This past week, classes were cancelled on Thursday as our “skip day” in order to give us a four day weekend for some extra travel time. I had some trouble deciding what I wanted to do, how much exactly I was ready to…

Lake Taupo

This past weekend held the first program-led trip to Lake Taupo. Bright and early on Thursday morning, all 70 students and professors piled into two charter buses to make the trek. We quickly stopped in Taihapi to enjoy our sack lunches from the Weir House (aka carrot sandwiches.. Yeah, they were about as good as…

Week 3 in Wellington

While it may be hard to believe after my last few blog posts detailing all the crazy traveling I’ve been doing, the weekdays spent in Wellington are sometimes just as eventful as the weekends. I promise I do go to class and study… Sometimes. So instead of writing about some weekend adventures, I’m going to…