The Latest from New Zealand

Nov 11 6:56pm
Auckland

A Final Few Weeks in Auckland

by Isabelle

Finals have started at the University of Auckland! I’ve found that here, it is a much more intense period than it is in the US. All finals here are about 50% of the course, some being up to 75% – which I find to be an insane amount of pressure on a two-hour exam. That means while many students might have taken days off to travel during the semester or slacked off a little, things get serious around exam time. 

Oct 25 5:57pm
Christchurch

The Great (Walk) Goodbye

by Lexi

A final adventure (read: train wreck) with some of my favourite people

Oct 23 1:21pm

Budgeting While Abroad: Our Correspondents Share Their Tips

by IES Abroad

You already know that study abroad is an awesome, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. (Why else would you be on this site?) You’re on board, and you've figured out everything you actually need to get there—go you! There’s just one little thing—How do I pay for stuff while I'm abroad?

Oct 17 1:59am
Christchurch

Raro to Auckland to Wellington, Oh My: Part Two

by Lexi

The one where Lexi travels down the entire North Island while living in a van with a bunch of cool people

Oct 13 6:49pm
Auckland

New Zealand is Sweet As

by Isabelle

When I first came to New Zealand, I thought that since everyone spoke English, I would have no problem talking and understanding people (after all, I speak English too!). But within my first week, I had someone tell me “yeah, yeah nah, she’ll be right, mate,” (which at the time confused the heck out of me) and since then, I’ve tried, failed, and (somewhat) succeeded to understand the New Zealand accent and vernacular.