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.
Hi everyone!! I have been in New Zealand for a little over a month now, and it already feels like home here in Christchurch! I decided to post photos of things to do around the city for those potentially studying here or planning a trip in the near future. Christchurch is one of the biggest cities in New Zealand and the biggest on the south island, meaning there is plenty to do and see while here. Below are a bunch of my favorite pictures and places you can easily get to from university.
These first two weeks have already flown by here in New Zealand. I have met some amazing people while seeing some of the most beautiful places!! School starts this coming week, so we have had plenty of time to venture around Christchurch and surrounding towns before classes begin. Within the first few days here, our IES Abroad group went to Springfield, NZ. It was a two-day trip in which we hiked, swam, planted trees, and went jetboating!
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.