Before coming abroad, I didn’t really know what to expect from New Zealand, what the university would be like, I didn’t know where I would live, I didn’t know how the classes would be, and I didn’t even know what to bring in my luggage. This can be scary! Are you planning on studying abroad but have absolutely no idea how this is going to be like? That's okay! We all go through that. And it doesn't really matter how many blogs you read, your experience will be different because, just like they say, your experience is what you make of it (remember that!) But reading blogs, and magazines, and listening to your parents and friends can help you getting prepared for what's to come, and this is what I decided to do on this blog post.
After 5 months here, I have decided to create a small guide for future NZ study abroad students. If you have the same worries I had before traveling abroad to New Zealand (especially if you are coming in the fall semester…), take a look at some of my (very carefully selected) recommendations:
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<p>Kia Ora! My name is Renato Dornelas, and I am an international student from Brazil at Skidmore College, studying abroad at the University of Auckland, in New Zealand. At Skidmore I am an International Affairs major and a Media & Film minor. Some of my interests and passions are cinema and hollywood, social media, photography and Thai food. Follow my blog if you like adventures, exciting videos, and first-hand information from a unique study abroad program!</p>