Help me begin my life of travel with STUDY ABROAD! :)

Katherine Irwin Start Date: Jan 7, 2018 - End Date: May 6, 2018
  • New Zealand

My Travel Story

by: Katherine Irwin Start Date: Jan 7, 2018 - End Date: May 6, 2018
Hey guys!
     I am super excited to hopefully begin my life of travel, starting with a long-awaited dream of studying ABROAD with fellow classmates from MY COLLEGE!
     The trip I am seeking after is in New Zealand for 23 days! It is from May 12 to June 4, 2018. (That does not count the travel time. That is time spent all in New Zealand.) I would be taking the couse: "SSH 403 Cross-Cultural Studies in Global Health", which will satisfy my study abroad requirement for my major! This entails doing some reading before the trip and attending some lectures while we are there. But then! On the trip itself we will also be sight-seeing "snow-capped mountains, stunning landscapes and beaches, and native forests"!  I will get to explore two islands and six cities including: Auckland, Tauranga, Rotorua, Wellington (LOTR fans...), Blenheim, and Christchurch! I will get to submerge myself in Maori culture and farm living, kayak and swim with dolphins, and visit Hobbiton and Weta Workshop!
     My coursework emphasizes health and the environment from social, cultural, ecological, and sustainability views. Guys, I chose this study abroad trip over the others because of its focus on seeing beauty in nature and its base in health and environment.
     I am extremely excited about it! (I can barely type because I'm so jittery right now..XD) I was looking into this trip plus a Fiji addition last year this time, but then I found out I didn't qualify to receive any scholarships yet because I had not completed one full-time ASU semester at the time of application. However, this year I do qualify because I have finished one full-time ASU semester and more! My hope is that this year will be different! If I fail to make it happen this year, then I will just have to keep saving funds and planning, so hopefully by 2019 latest it will work out!  I am currently researching different scholarships I could possibly receive and ways to earn money, have been saving money I've earned, and am creating this page to ask you to help me further add up this financial goal to be able to make this a reality! Also, if you have any helpful tips or links to share related to this that is appreciated!

      Thank you in advance for contributing to this big dream of mine and helping me to satisfy a requirement I have to meet in order to complete my Global Health degree at Arizona State University! :)
  • New Zealand