Our Journey Begins…

A snapshot of our thoughts and feelings of the beginning of our adventure ‘down under’… Julia: My strongest emotion so far on the trip has been comfort; I feel that everyone on the trip is accepting and non-judgmental. Everyone is super easy to talk to and I hope it will get even better and we can open up about more things. Super Epic!! Charlie: It… Read more

6 days in Australia by Jenny Pushner

One of my goals for these 10 weeks is to take a photo each day that describes either the day or a significant moment that happened during the day. So I figured the best way for me to share about my experience with you all was by sharing my first 6 photos from my time in Australia! Day 1:  This photo of Mikaela, Ethan, and… Read more

Instructor Intro: Jess Thomas

A warm welcome to the Pacific Discovery Fall Family! Hoping you’ve all had a brilliant year to date, and know that life is just going to keep getting better! I’m Jess and am very much looking forward to being one half of your program leader equation for the New Zealand Australia program, along with Ricki. I am absolutely sure we are going to have the… Read more

Instructor Intro: Ricki Hurst

Kia ora from Aotearoa! Hey team! I hope you are all having a sweet summer, hanging out with your friends and family and generally enjoying life. My name is Ricki, and along with Jess, we are about to embark on a journey of a lifetime in two of the most beautiful and adventurous countries in the world. A little bit about me: I grew up… Read more

Instructor Intro: Karlee Taylor

Hi everyone! I’m Karlee, I’ll be your Program Instructor along with Susy for our upcoming journey through Australia and New Zealand. I’m so looking forward to meeting you all! I thought I’d start by sharing a little bit of my story. I grew up in a patch of Australian bush called Humbug Scrub in South Australia. My passion for the ocean drew me closer to the… Read more

Instructor Intro: Susy Stokes

Kia ora team, I’m Susy one of your program instructors, along with Karlee. I’m currently chilling out in one of the many beautiful awe-inspiring spots we are going to spend time, adventure and come to love over our semester together – Cresent Head in Australia. I love it because it’s a small town with a incredible nature around it on land and sea, what more… Read more