So this is it! After about 6 months of preparation, it is finally time for me to leave for Auckland, New Zealand! Throughout the process it has seemed like something that has been so far off, so arriving on my date of departure is quite surreal. It feels like something you can never be fully prepared for. As is common, I’m sure, there are mixed emotions. Excitement, fear (the good kind), but also anxiety and doubt. I’m just ready to arrive and move into my apartment and learn about my classes (here on out, papers). Also common when international travel is concerned, I experienced a break up with my long time girlfriend. International travel always brings about strong emotions, and I’m sure others have experienced this in studying abroad. I’m ready to experience all New Zealand has to offer, and hopefully find all this effort has been worth it (as I’m sure it will be). I’ll be keeping you up to date with my progress. But for now, I’ll see you in New Zealand!
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<p><span style="color: rgb(29, 29, 29); font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(237, 237, 237);">My name is Clayton Kovich and I am a Junior at Purdue University in Indiana. I am studying Psychology with a focus on criminal behavior, hoping to aid in the growing industry of rehabilitation. I am from Michigan originally, but having moved many times growing up I have developed a fondness for travel, leading me to this adventure to New Zealand. I love poetry and music, and I look forward to the inspiration and insight this experience will provide me, and hope to use my talents to bring a piece of that experience home for others to enjoy as well.</span></p>