Hi I'm Arlen and I am co-leading the New Zealand and Australia Spring 2020 Semester with Jack!
It was from a very early age that my love for the outdoors and Australia grew. My school holidays were usually a 2-week trip exploring NSW’s towns, National Parks and campgrounds....Minnie Waters, New England National Park, Crescent Head, Mullumbimby, Warrumbungle National Park, Katoomba and Blue Mountains, Perisher and the Snowy Mountains to name a few of my favourite places!
I love surfing and spending time in the ocean, if I am not surfing it is snorkelling, fishing, kayaking, treasure hunting (sea glass) or diving in the big blue. These things have allowed me to spend as much time in the ocean as possible. I find it to be relaxing, a way to forget and be in the present and a sense of cleansing; of leaving everything behind you and moving forward.
I am looking forward to being able to share and explore a part of my country that I think is an absolutely amazing part of the world. I am a bit biased, but I think it excels at demonstrating the diversity and all that Australia has to offer (rainforests to the beach, national parks to towns), incredibly beautiful, one of the best and think that I am so incredibly lucky to call it home. I am especially looking forward to surfing in Byron, Spending time in the Blue Mountains Canyoning, Landcare volunteer work down the South Coast, Mountain Biking in Rotorua, travelling the coast of the South Island of NZ and meeting all of you.
I thoroughly enjoy working with others and am relishing the opportunity to learn from you as well. I believe that due to everyone having a different upbringing they will have their own ideas, beliefs, or what the world calls common sense, to
share and this I can’t wait to hear all about.