Are you ready for the adventure of a lifetime? Pack your bags and study abroad in Christchurch!
Tucked in between the mountains and the Pacific Ocean, Christchurch is known for its beautiful gardens (its nickname is the Garden City), rich European culture, and high quality of living. Need to clear your head? Travel to the Southern Alps for a challenging hike that will make you feel like you’re on top of the clouds.
When you study abroad in Christchurch outdoor activities, exploring the University of Canterbury campus, and enjoying the laid-back city lifestyle will all be routine.
For fifteen days I have been back in the U.S., and for a handful of these days I have been pondering what I wanted to write about in my final blog post. To be completely honest, I have been at a loss when I begin to think about what I want to share with everyone about my experience. How do I put 5 months of experiences, thoughts, people and places into a single post, and do so eloquently?
Sometimes people have a hard time finding the difference between being alone and feeling loneliness. Being an introverted person, being alone often has not made me feel lonely, but makes me feel rejuvenated, happy, and calm. Because of my tendency to crave solitude, I knew when coming to New Zealand, I wanted to take advantage of my love for aloneness, and travel solo at least once.
As the leaves turn the shades of fire and sunlight in the Northern Hemisphere, the trees surrounding me here in the Southern Hemisphere have went from bare and brown, to green and lush in a matter of weeks. Over the past four and a half months, I have sat in this exact location, writing blogs, doing school work, calling loved ones, getting to know new friends, and staring out the window watching the progression of the trees outside.