Ellen W.


Christchurch, New Zealand


I'll be posting some of my favorite stories from my adventures here in the amazing New Zealand. I arrived at the end of June and will be here until early November. I'm studying for the semester at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, on the South Island. Thanks for checking in!

A Land Journey

Ellen W. October 8, 2013

This panorama is from a marvelous weekend I spent with my "Land Journeys and Ethics" class in Craigieburn Forest Park a few weekends ago. Before we left for the trip, I kept referring to it as my "Redemption Weekend" or "Craigieburn Part II: Electric… More

Queenstown Adventure Weekend

Ellen W. September 10, 2013

One of the many things I'm loving about my study abroad experience is the wonderful Arcadia staff in-country and the awesome activities they have planned for us. I know this is an Arcadia blog, but I SWEAR they did not make me say this. That's all me… More

Learn Your Lessons Well

Ellen W. September 1, 2013

For my first post, I wanted to share one of my most interesting New Zealand adventures. Back in July, a crew of new friends and I went on our first true NZ tramp (hike) together. It was an absolutely beautiful hike in Craigieburn Forest Park - south… More

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