I’m going on an adventure! Pt.1

Kia Ora! So it’s been a little while since my last post, but trying to find wifi while on a two week road trip is, as we learned, not quite easy. As I sit here in Mrs. O’s cafe thinking about the trip it becomes pretty clear that too much happened in these two weeks for only one post, so I’ve decided to break the trip down into two separate posts. That being said, ladies and gentleman, boys and girls, sit back, relax, and bear with me as I try and explain the best two weeks of my life with some of the best people I’ve meet. For most of us doing the study abroad program at Lincoln the only real exploring we had done so far had been centered around the South Island, simply because of convenience. When the reality of having a two week break...

And off we go!

Kia Ora! There has been so much going on this past week that I’m going to split it up into a few different posts. We have just started week three of classes, and the differences between school here and back home have been pretty interesting to me. I think the biggest difference that I’ve noticed is how relaxed and laid-back everyone, including the lecturers, are about classes and whether or not you actually attend. Now yes I know that not all professors in the states take attendance for classes or anything, but here no one does! The lectures have set up their classes so that all of the notes are online and if a student needed to not attend class one day then they wouldn’t be missing anything at all. That being said, it makes it really difficult...

So much to do and so little time!

So much to do and so little time!

( I did actually write this on the 9th, but couldn’t post until now because my laptop had been refusing to connect to the wifi here) July 9, 2014 Kia Ora, or hello! So it’s been a few days since my last entry (mainly because of wifi issues, but I’ll get to that later) and some of you may be wondering what the heck I’ve been up to…so here we go! I asked my wonderful faculty sponsor for this blog some things that she would be interested in hearing about, and boy do I have some great answers for you Sarah! Week one *cue dramatic music*: I think this is the first time since arriving that I have had a chance to stop, relax, and really think about everything that I have been up to these past 7 days, and man no wonder I’ve been so tired! Since UMW doesn’t have any...

Finally time to hit the road!

Finally time to hit the road!

Hey All! Alright so I’ve never had a blog before and am still not 100% sure how this works, but here we go! I’m currently sitting in the LAX airport waiting for my 10 HOUR layover to be over, and figured that now was as good a time as any to start writing. The past few days have been crazy hectic trying to get everything finished and ready for the trip. Between packing, filling out paperwork, saying goodbye to friends, and trying to reassure my parents that “I’ll be fine”, today couldn’t have come soon enough! I’ve been this weird mix between excited and nervous the past few days and wasn’t really sure how to react this morning when I waved bye to my parents and left good old Pittsburgh. My first flight to Denver...

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