I’m home now, and it’s weird. My brain is still 16 hours ahead, The Squad has separated, I haven’t learned anything about native New Zealand trees in three days, and life doesn’t make sense anymore. Okay, I’m being dramatic. But I’m rereading my old blog posts and writing this one because I need closure and … Continue reading This Too-Huge World
In the hopes of slowing down what I can only assume will be a whirlwind of a week, I want to take the chance to reflect on the past few adventures The Squad has shared. After our trip across the South Island to the West Coast (which I gushed about in my last post), we … Continue reading The Winding Down
I’ve found it hard to pinpoint the exact moment that my life changed on this trip, but somewhere between boarding the flight to Auckland and sitting down at my desk to write this, it happened. Maybe it was the first time we hiked to the top of the Port Hills to look out over Canterbury … Continue reading Frame-Shifts & Sharing
The Squad has already heard lectures from several New Zealand experts, including Dr. Colin Meurk and world-famous botanist Hugh Wilson, and in just one week we have learned a staggering amount about the natural history of New Zealand as well as the current measures being taken to protect the land. From tracking tui birds to … Continue reading Detours
It’s been three incredible days in New Zealand, and I am so in love. My nine colleagues and I have dubbed ourselves The Squad, and we have grown to be quite good friends since our arrival. We make a good mix, if I do say so myself. Since Tuesday, it has been an absolute whirlwind … Continue reading Kia Ora!
Erin Magliozzi is a University of Florida student studying abroad this summer in New Zealand. If you want to learn more about her program, click here: UF in New Zealand - Biodiversity and Conservation What is your year and field of study? I am a third-year Applied Biology Major with a planned minor in Anthropology. Have you traveled … Continue reading Erin: Summer in Christchurch