Student Services and Communications Coordinator
Born in Canada, raised in the states, Elena now calls Dunedin home after moving with her family at age 9. Elena studied outdoor education in Dunedin before traveling and working through Asia, Canada, the USA and Australia. She is a passionate rock climber, mountain biker and skier, a part time artist, and mother to a precocious little boy. She loves coffee, cooking and good books.
Semester two is winding down to a close, with all of our wonderful students on exam leave now. Auckland students had their farewell dinner last week, wrapping up our annual semester photo competition. We had so many incredible entries this semester,… More
Last weekend, students were treated to a Kiwi Kai event where they were able to learn how to make the classic Kiwi treat, Pavlova. Not sure what that is or how to make it? Don't worry! Bill Pahutski, a film major from Northwestern University who is studying… More
Rugby is absolutely everywhere in New Zealand! Maybe you have heard talk of the All Blacks or the Haka? These are both part of this sport, that in New Zealand is seen as a way of life. It is unofficially our national sport and most kiwis absolutely love… More
The Queen Charlotte sound is one of the most breathtakingly beautiful places in New Zealand. Calm turquoise seas lap against small beaches, and tumbled hill-sides carry the ever-green native forests right down to the high tide mark. Only the native birds… More
It's first thing in the morning, still dark outside and Jane, Kate and I are bouncing with excitement at the arrivals gate of Auckland international airport. We are decked out with ArcadiaNZ t-shirts and big Arcadia signs, ready to wave down our students… More