…So what extraordinary things will you make happen here?
Jul10

…So what extraordinary things will you make happen here?

…So what extraordinary things will you make happen here? Looking through a tiny oval window on the plane I could only begin to imagine the extraordinary things but seeing the lush, green rolling mountains, I knew I was already in love. When I think of New Zealand I automatically think of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings and I can see now why they chose to film the movie here, it is breathtakingly beautiful. I was so fascinated...

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Getting Ready!
Jul09

Getting Ready!

Travel and exploring the unknown is possibly one of the most exciting things in life. I have always had a passion for traveling and exploring new cultures. So, when I saw the option to study abroad I was ecstatic! Now I could not only see new places and things but also learn about it. It was difficult to choose what places I wanted to go but narrowed it down to New Zealand, Greece, and England. After some contemplation, I decided to...

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My First Week Abroad
Jul05

My First Week Abroad

I have been in Australia for a week now, so I’m an expert on international travel, the study abroad experience, and mastering the nuances of a new culture. (This is a lie.) I intended to make this blog post much earlier, but it turns out preparing for a month-long stay on the other side of the world is fairly time-consuming. Fortunately, this gives me an opportunity to write about my first impressions of Australia, and hopefully...

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New Zealand: An Incredible Land
Jun23

New Zealand: An Incredible Land

This trip has flown by, but at the same time I can completely believe that it has been two weeks. I have had such a wonderful time here, seeing new things and meeting new people, and even learning more about myself. When we first arrived I was actually rather surprised – New Zealand isn’t terribly different from the U.S., as far as most things are concerned. But for some reason everything seemed just a bit more beautiful. On one of...

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New Zealand Day Zero: The Adventure Begins
Jun02

New Zealand Day Zero: The Adventure Begins

It’s hard to believe that it’s almost here! I’m actually getting on a plane and flying to New Zealand tomorrow. There are a lot of things that factored into my decision to go abroad, but one of the biggest ones for me was my desire to understand how to better understand people who have a background different than my own. I’ve never left the U.S., so I thought what better place to go than the opposite side of the world? I’ve had an...

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Summer Down Under

While it is summer in The States, it is winter in the Southern Hemisphere. That being said, Australia is COLD! The weather has not stopped the fun, and it has certainly not kept me and my peers from exploring the beautiful nature and wildlife that Oz has to offer. I am currently a third-year law student at the University School of Law, and I am studying abroad this summer to finish up my remaining credit requirements. The Australian...

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