Off to New Zealand

Off to New Zealand

Jan 2
Ellen Reeder, Senior in ACES

Passport in hand, excitement in the air, and a suitcase that weighs exactly 50 pounds; that’s right, I’m studying abroad! New Zealand, here I come!

This will be my third trip abroad and I cannot wait! Although I loved being home for the holidays, there’s just something about being in one place for too long. I get restless and I need a challenge or a new adventure.

I found myself sharing these words with a high school student the other day when she asked what I loved most about being a student in the College of ACES. I told her that there’s always a new opportunity that comes along and challenges me or sends me down a path I never thought I’d find. Just when I think I have things planned out, another opportunity comes along and there I am adjusting to add one more thing to the mix so I don’t miss out.

This trip to New Zealand will be an fun adventure to say the least. After almost 24 hours of traveling, our group will arrive in New Zealand ready for two action-packed weeks of agriculture, tourism, and culture. I am so excited to learn about agriculture in another country. Previously I’ve visited China and the Dominican Republic so I expect that New Zealand will be like nothing I’ve seen before! I have my camera packed so be on the lookout for photos and updates coming soon!