I’m so grateful I came to New Zealand and especially to Auckland! It’s the heart that pumps energy and zest into modern Kiwi life. I’ve learned a lot about the native Maori culture from my studies here, as well as the environmental policies that New Zealand implements which should be an example to the rest of the world.
All the faculty and staff in the Study Abroad office are friendly and welcoming, with plenty of opportunities to meet other internationals and locals alike. I highly recommend doing the Waipapa Noho Marae Experience the first weekend! It’s where I made all of my friends from all over the world and helped acclimate me to the cultural climate of NZ before classes started.
Looking forward to finishing off my semester here and coming back for more!