I came to study at UOA through another study abroad program back home in the States, and I'm so glad I came. I've studied abroad in the past, but New Zealand is so different than what I've experienced before! Auckland is simultaneously a bustling city and a lush, verdant center. I may not understand the bus system quite yet, but that won't stop me from exploring everything I can! Options for weekend trips are abundant and of course you can join one of the great clubs on campus. Auckland is a vibrant and incredibly diverse place, too, so you are guaranteed to find something you truly appreciate or connect to. I'm so grateful for this opportunity and I cannot wait for other's to take advantage of it. By the end, I'd say that we're all honorary kiwis!