It’s hard to believe that I am in New Zealand!! The past couple days have been spent meeting new people and getting use to campus.
Lincoln University had a shuttle that picked me up at the airport which was extremely helpful. When I first arrived on campus on Tuesday I was greeted by two kiwis (New Zealanders). The first thing I noticed was that they were barefoot, which I found humorous. Nonetheless, they were a great help to show me to my dorm and answer all my questions.
|Home Sweet Home for the next couple of months|
I am living in Centennial Hall. My hall is semi catered, meaning that the school feeds us dinner and we prepare our other meals. There are six girls in my pod (floor). We are all international students. Four of us are Americans and two are from other pacific islands. We share a bathroom and a kitchen. I have my own room, which is rather spacious and nice.
|The beautiful library at Lincoln University|
Friday morning international students piled in buses for a university organized trip to the nearby city of Christchurch. A lot of the city is shut down from the devastating earthquake that occurred last February. It was sad to see the extent of the damage and the long lasting effects it has caused. In addition, our bus took us to New Brighton, Sumner and Lyttelton.
|House falling off cliff from earthquake damages|
|New Brighton pier|
I am so thankful to be in the land of the kiwis. Stay tuned for many more adventures to come!