Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Kia ora, friends! If you’re looking for a taste of adventure, you’ve come to the right place! A junior at Belmont University, I’m taking a break from my studies in multimedia production and journalism to become fluent in all things Kiwi related during my semester at Victoria University of Wellington. Join me as I attempt to embrace everything New Zealand has to offer! To see more of my journey, follow me on Instagram @jay.burnett.
Last December, I sat in the back of an unfamiliar lecture theater at Belmont University. Hundreds of students representing dozens of different majors filled the room, all sharing one commonality: our absence from Belmont’s campus for the upcoming semester… More
As of late, reality has been hitting me like a curve ball I wasn’t prepared for: soon I will be leaving New Zealand. On June 7, the Arcadianz in Wellington gathered together for our farewell dinner, the last time we would all be together. We ate delicious… More
For weeks, we planned. We scoured the internet for the not-to-miss attractions and top (affordable) restaurants. We found all the best, totally worth it day hikes. We budgeted, we booked, we researched. When the time finally came, we picked up our camper… More
As I stepped out into the New Zealand autumn sun, I immediately began to sweat underneath all the layers- a long sleeve shirt, zip up hoodie and heavy jacket on top, leggings and snow pants, and one pair of Merino socks and a second pair made of wool… More
My love affair with coffee didn’t take hold until I headed to college. Crossing state lines (or, in my case, multiple state lines) came with a culture change; growing up in Smalltown, Wisconsin, carrying a Starbucks cup was more of a fashion statement… More