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Oliva O'Neill
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Gosh, it’s already 2016! What a whirlwind 2015 was, so many experiences, new people, a new country and a new life. It has been a truly amazing experience and I have learned so much during this adventure. I have reached the halfway point of my program so I have a... Continue reading
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Getting a little nostalgic is unavoidable when you’re so far away from home. I miss the little things from home, dinner conversation with my parents, the jokes I have with my best friends, and spending time with my favourite people in the world. When I departed I thought I would... Continue reading
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Summertime in New Zealand is great! Well, it’s actually late spring but it’s close enough! Everyone is preparing for the holidays which seems so strange to me because I’m used to snowy, cold and rainy weather around Christmas. Instead it’s quite sunny and warm and everyone is talking about hitting... Continue reading
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I have been in New Zealand for almost three months now. Wow, that seems crazy! I feel like in some aspects it seems like just days I stepped off the plane and in others it seems like a lifetime. But, over this time of ups and downs I can definitely... Continue reading
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Busy, busy, busy! Those three words describe my life right now. As the school year winds down I have a million things to do between school, sport, friends and host family. We are reaching the last two weeks of school before summer break, in most classes we are preparing for... Continue reading
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Wow. Wow, wow, wow! I can’t believe I have been in New Zealand for almost two months. It has been an amazingly surreal experience but I am finally settling into daily life. Spring is definitely in the air, everyone is getting excited. I am finally getting glimpses of the sunshine... Continue reading
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Waking up in a foreign country is a strange feeling. The first day I woke up in New Zealand I felt as if I was starting a new life. All my clothes were put away, polaroids of my friends and family sitting on the shelf and my suitcase put in... Continue reading
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Sep 15, 2015