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Closing Time

As I sit in my favorite coffee shop reflecting on my time in New Zealand, I have so many thoughts racing through my mind… More

Chloe Seletz University of Otago, New Zealand

The End of the Beginning

Bryan Mitchell July 18, 2018

Reintegration: I do miss living in New Zealand, but I do not find returning to the U.S. terribly challenging; a reason for this could be that I categorize travel and non-travel life separately in my brain. Also, I met or overachieved on all of my goals… More

Recap: 100% Pure New Zealand

Bryan Mitchell July 11, 2018

Best Moments: The Island Hopper Before I got to New Zealand, I experienced a high of the entire trip: the island hopper. I look back and am thankful I did this at the beginning of the trip; accomplishing a lifelong dream at the very beginning set the… More

Riding the Wave of Life

Marisa Etzell July 7, 2018

Grief comes in waves. You never know when it will hit you. There’s no way to fully prepare for it and no way to avoid it. Sure, you can try and jump over the wave or you could even run back to shore. Yet what I have come to realize in my life thus far… More

Hasta Luego Granada

Melanie Vines July 3, 2018

As the classic cliché tells us, all good things must come to an end. It’s crazy to believe that this incredible, life-changing month is over and that I’m going home now. So little will have changed there, while I feel that I’ve changed so much. Living… More

Welcome Home?

Bryan Mitchell July 2, 2018

Flyin’ Hawaiian: I drag my two suitcases and backpack to Carlaw’s lobby and drop off my keys. This is it. I am on my way back to the United States tonight. I go to the Auckland Airport for my late Hawaiian Airlines departure to Honolulu, and then on… More

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