Tag: study abroad

  • I Hate Airports.

    I Hate Airports.

    June 7, 2013 So here I am, waiting in LAX by my gate for another 5 hours. I’ve been here since one. I absolutely hate waiting in airports for hours like this. I just want to be home at this point. Our long international flight went pretty well and I was able to get a […]

  • Saying Goodbye to New Zealand

    Saying Goodbye to New Zealand

    June 7, 2013 Today was our last day in New Zealand. That is crazy. It seems like just yesterday that I got here, not 3.5 weeks ago! We finished our classwork today. I felt like our final was like an IB exam because there was a short multiple choice section and then short answer, and […]

  • Almost Done in Dunedin

    Almost Done in Dunedin

    June 5, 2013   Today, like I said was another travel day. It was very uneventful, I am warning you now. We rode on the bus for 4 hours and then during lunch we practiced our group project. Then we had our exam review and group presentations.   These were the highlights of my day: […]

  • Caves, Glowworms, and Mirror Lakes

    Caves, Glowworms, and Mirror Lakes

    June 4, 2013 Today we had a different adventure than our planned Milford Sound cruise due to the road being closed. We went on a cruise across Lake Te Anau, and then went into the Aurora Cave System to see the glowworms! There is the “Tunnel Burn” river that goes through the caves and carves […]

  • Ziptrek Adventure

    Ziptrek Adventure

    June 2, 2013 Today was a very wet and cold day. It also had its fun moments and its not-so-fun moments. We woke up early after exploring the nightlife in NZ last night and went to the ziplining place. The owner of the company discussed how his company was an ecotourism company. They minimize their […]

  • Rainy Routeburn

    Rainy Routeburn

    May 31, 2013 Yesterday was an exciting and very wet day! Our itinerary had us hiking the Routeburn Track for pretty much the whole day. The Routeburn is one of the 9 Great Tracks (or trails) in NZ. It’s 32km (about 20 miles) long… I’m not sure how many miles that is though. The guide […]

  • Our Journey to Queenstown

    Our Journey to Queenstown

    May 30, 2013 Today was another long day of travel with many stops along the way. We woke up at 5:30am. I know that I can easily wake up at just about any time of the morning, but it definitely doesn’t get easier! We were on the road by about 6am. Since it was still […]

  • Hiking Fox Glacier and Lake Matheson

    Hiking Fox Glacier and Lake Matheson

    May 29, 2013 Guess what! Today I hiked a glacier. Fox Glacier, to be specific. I also did a sunrise hike at Lake Matheson, which is a reflective lake. Let me start from the beginning of the day because our day was very jam-packed! We woke up at 6:30am and piled on the layers to […]

  • What Was the Mushroom’s Pickup Line at the Bar?… I’m a Fun Guy!

    What Was the Mushroom’s Pickup Line at the Bar?… I’m a Fun Guy!

    May 26, 2013 Well, today marks the halfway mark of our trip. We are 12 days in. I can’t decide if I have felt like the days have gone by really quickly or slowly. For the most part, our days are quick and by the end of the day I’m exhausted. We traveled from Motueka […]

  • “Oh yeah, this is a six credit class”

    “Oh yeah, this is a six credit class”

    May 24, 2013 Today was a day of lecture and travel. We went to the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT) for a couple lectures on risk management and leadership within adventure tourism. Then we traveled to Motueka and had a couple more lectures. Sometimes, I forget that I’m studying abroad because we’re doing all […]