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The Nevis Bungy

One of the most amazing and thrilling experiences I have had in New Zealand is when I did the Nevis Bungy. Queenstown is… More

Airi S. Dunedin, New Zealand


Airi S.


Dunedin, New Zealand


Aloha! My name is Airi Spenser and I am a third-year student at Occidental College in Los Angeles California, where I major in Biology; and one day hope to become an OB/GYN. In my free time I love tie-dying, hiking, stand-up paddle boarding, volunteering at hospitals, and of course eating… My world pretty much revolves around food—taking pictures of food, making food, etc.— as you’ll soon see! I am looking forward to taking advantage of the many opportunities New Zealand has to offer, and cannot wait to tell you all about the wonderful places and people I find. Fasten your seat belts everyone, for we are in for a fabulous ride!

The Nevis Bungy

Airi S. May 21, 2014

One of the most amazing and thrilling experiences I have had in New Zealand is when I did the Nevis Bungy. Queenstown is the adventure capital of the world, so it would only make sense that there’d be tons of thrill-seeking, daredevil activities. I knew… More

What To Bring and What Not To Bring

Airi S. May 13, 2014

Hey Everyone! One of the hardest parts about preparing to go abroad is figuring out what to bring and what not to bring. I definitely did NOT do a very good job with this, and I think that many of my friends will agree. There are a lot of things I wish… More

Hiking the Routeburn

Airi S. May 5, 2014

During my stay in Queenstown with the Arcadia Program, Jane took us to do this amazing hike called the Routeburn Track. It was honestly one of the most beautiful hikes I have ever done. Living in Hawaii, I definitely do get to hike some pretty awesome… More

Guide to Dunedin

Airi S. April 29, 2014

I’d like to dedicate one, or maybe a few posts to the simpler parts of my stay in New Zealand, like cooking, day-to-day activities, and living in flats. So, here’s your guide to life at the University of Otago in New Zealand! 1. The Flat Through the… More

The water is bluer here

Airi S. April 1, 2014

For our second Arcadia Program event, Jane and Dee took us to Queenstown! I was really excited, just because I have heard so many good things about it. It’s the adventure capital of the world! We woke up early in the morning of a gloomy, rainy day to… More

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