Emma Lodes


University of Otago, New Zealand

Orientation: A sweep through the North Island

Emma Lodes February 19, 2015

In four days, it's impossible to gain a real understanding of a country. But you can collect pebble-sized samples of experiences, and put some into your pocket to take out and build upon on down the road. That was the idea of Orientation with Arcadia… More

Arrival in Auckland!

Emma Lodes February 12, 2015

It's 7am, and the sun is just rising over Auckland. Nearly horizontal beams strike sharp, long shadows on the airport road and make golden halos around people's heads, who walk briskly with suitcases, greeting loved ones, waiting for a shuttle. I'm waiting… More

Two More Weeks Until Middle Earth!

Emma Lodes January 21, 2015

Two weeks from now, I’ll be in Lord of the Rings. Well, basically. Dunedin, New Zealand, where I’ll be studying for five months, is just a few hours away from the cerulean bays of Nelson, where Strider hid Frodo and the hobbits from Black Riders, and… More

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