Canoeing, jungle treks and Australia zoo. BY BECK, NZA3

G’day g’day, and how ya goin? Everyone in group C has had a very successful first week down under. Our adventures have brought us everything from Dutch card games, to fires, to wombats on leashes. We arrived on an overcast spring day on Stradbroke Island to the lovely Manta Lodge. This was a calmer day where everyone got acclimated with their new surroundings and friends… Read more

G’day from Downunder. A journal post by Emily NZA1

G’Day from Down Under! Welcome to our first blog post! We are officially done with Week 1 of the program! Here is a little window into what we’ve been up to these past couple of days. After a successful three days of orientation on Stradbrooke Island (aka Minjerribah), we packed our bags and started our journey along the East Coast of Australia. An unexpected wildfire… Read more

Instructor intro: Caitlin Neal

Meet Caitlin Hi New Zealand and Australia team! I hope you’re looking forward to your up and coming Semester Gap Year Program – I can’t believe we’ll all be embarking on this adventure so soon. I just wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself, so you all feel as though you know me a little bit before our program start date! As a child… Read more

Instructor Intro: Sarah Harvey

Meet Sarah Hi all! I’m really looking forward to meeting you all on your New Zealand Australia Fall Program! I just wanted to share a little bit about me, so you feel you know me a little better before we meet in September! My name is Sarah and I have a deep love for the outdoors. This love stems from my early years growing up… Read more

Instructor intro: Chris Briggs

Meet Chris Hi, I’m Chris., a tanned, 5 “11, crunchy-peanut-butter-devouring lad, currently living below the Bass Strait (Tasmania).  I originally grew up aboard a yacht and skipped pre-primary for the beautiful waters and island life of Hinchinbrook. My parents exposed and planted within me a deep love for the outdoors at an early age. After eventually heading back to mainland life in Western Australia; surfing,… Read more

Instructor intro: Sophia Allen

Meet Sophia Hello everyone! My name is Sophia, but you can call me Soph. I’m tremendously excited to journey with you this fall (or spring in the Southern Hemisphere)  in the Australia/New Zealand Program.  I love exploring our beautiful world and connecting with different cultures. I am originally from the lush Appalachian Mountains of the United States but I have lived in Southeast Asia, the… Read more

Instructor Intro: Nick Houghton

Meet Nick G’day and Kia ora everyone 🙂 Hello and welcome everyone to the 2019 Australia and New Zealand Fall Program, wooo! Very shortly you will all depart on an amazing program starting in a beautiful and sunny Brisbane and finish in a very nice and cool Christchurch in New Zealand! My name is Nicholas, but please feel free to call me Nick. I have… Read more

Instructor Intro: Alex Malcolm

Meet Alex Kia Ora Team, My name is Alex and I will be one of your instructors for your New Zealand Australia fall semester program Group 2. I am super excited to spend the up coming 10 weeks with y’all sharing some epic adventures. I’m originally from New Zealand but grew up in Vanuatu (ask me where that is when you meet me 😊). My… Read more

Instructor Intro: Devin Perno – NZ & Australia Spring Semester 2019

Hello everyone heading to New Zealand and Australia for the Spring Semester! My name is Devin and I will be one of your instructors for our upcoming learning adventure! I am super excited to start this program and share some wonderful experiences with you down under. I just wanted to take this moment to introduce myself so we can all start to get to know… Read more

Instructor Intro: Karlee Taylor – NZ & Australia Spring Semester 2019

Kia Ora everyone! Haere Mai (Welcome) to our NZA Group A Spring 2019! My name is Karlee and together with Devin, I will be one of your program instructors for your journey through Australia and New Zealand for the Pacific Discovery Semester Program. I’m writing on the road in the South Island of New Zealand where we’ll get into rock climbing together. The snow-topped peaks… Read more