New Zealand is an amazing country that I would recommend anyone to travel to. It's perfect if you like hiking or pretty much any outdoor activity. Only a 30 minute car ride away you have several hikes to chose between.Lincoln University is a small university where it is easy to make new friends. There are a lot exchange students and many organized activities in the beginning of the semester where you get to meet people from all over the world. Living at farm road is amazing! You have all your friends right next door, so I would really recommend staying at Farm Road when going on exchange here. The teachers really care about you and want to help you and most classes are not very big so you can really create a relationship with your teachers and other students. I have felt so welcomed by everyone I met!