University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Hi, my name is Meredith Warder, I am 21 and I am currently a junior at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota. I am a business major with an emphasis in human resources management and I am minoring in both psychology and leadership. I would say that I am a ‘glass half full’, people person who loves listening to and sharing stories. Some of my absolute favorite things include days with my family at our lake house, cuddling with my puppies, roller coasters, trying new kinds of food (or just eating in general… let’s be real), the A&E version of Pride and Prejudice, roaming around my native city of Chicago, almond lattes, Sunday night worship services at church, and spending a little too much time on Buzzfeed. Living in New Zealand for a semester is going to be a dream come true, and I cordially invite you to experience this amazing country with me!
Well, this is it. I cannot believe that this is my last Arcadia blog post. Time really does fly. It passes by in the blink of an eye; all happening in the time it takes to look back. Currently, I am back in my home State of Illinois and I am working… More
My oh my! How busy the days have been! All of my frequent travels with friends and family have commandeered my every moment, but it has been well worth it. School work has even begun to pick up speed! Who would have thought, having to do projects and… More
April in New Zealand: a time of chilled rain, changing leaves, and adventure abound. For the University of Canterbury, April also means no school. That’s right, from April 3rd to April 26th, my fellow UC members and I are free to do as we please without… More
When I look around, I see a country that is just waiting to be enjoyed, indulged in, and gobbled up. Every day, for one reason or another, I am reminded of how rich this island is. New Zealand is like a Pinterest-perfect dessert; full of decadent flavors… More
Although the title may lead you to believe that what is to follow will be a beautiful, poetic representation of my feelings toward the ordinary, I regret to inform you that this is not a poem in a formal sense. As the dictionary defines it, an ode is… More