Ireland trip is now taking applications
The summer 2020 trip to Ireland is all set! The Class A three (3) credit hybrid course that will satisfy LSSU’s cultural diversity General Education requirement. Explore cultural and healthcare issues in both the United States and Ireland. What problems do the two countries share, and what is unique to[…]Read more
Last Day in Paradise.. All Endings are New Beginnings
Grant and Joy here. Today was our last day before traveling back to the States. It was pretty laid back since we spent the morning on the scenic route from Kaikoura back to Christchurch. We stopped at a cafe about halfway through the drive for a snack and to stretch[…]Read more
Dolphins, Sea lions and Whales, Oh My!
Hi guys, Sarah and Savannah here, Today, we got the opportunity to go dolphin watching in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Kaikoura. In the beginning of the tour, the dolphins were slow and not really showing up, but as the morning went on we started seeing them everywhere[…]Read more
It is Death! It is Life!
Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 – Rotorua, North Island, NZ Arianna Bishop and Samantha Beaulieu Ah Kia Mau! Today was quite the list of adventures! We began our day in the heart of Rotorua, at the Lakes District Health Board, a hospital that deals with both Pakeha and Maori patients. There[…]Read more
And the Kitchen Sink Too
May 2019 Christchurch, NZ Jacob Panozzo and Millie Reed Today we got down and dirty with the Mother of All Cleanups. This river restoration took the form of a litter removal- yeah, we picked up trash today. There were plenty of laughs at finding an unopened beer, some underwear, and[…]Read more
Visiting Christchurch: A Shaken Community
Friday, May 10th, 2019 – Christchurch, NZ Alison and Paige here! Today our group had the opportunity to listen to a presentation by Megan Gibbs, an emergency response manager who experienced the destruction caused by the North Canterbury and Kaikura earthquakes of 2016. The 2016 Kaikoura earthquake was a magnitude[…]Read more
Crosswalks, Culture, and Cities, Oh My!
Thursday, May 9th, 2019 – Auckland Erin and Kaitlyn On today’s adventure, we got to explore the beauty of Auckland, a city on the West side of the North Island. We loved getting to walk around the city for a few hours; seeing the different buildings, cultures, and people. As[…]Read more
Hell’s Gate and Hobbits
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 – Rotorua Kia Ora! Megan and Emma here! “Life is an empty slate, waiting to be written down in conscious state. Don’t go by your fate, it may bring you in front of Hell’s Gate.” Our morning began within the depths of the sulfur pools steaming[…]Read more
Journey to Waitaia
Monday May 6, 2019 Millie and Alison here! After yesterday’s pre-dawn wake-up call to climb Mt. Maunganui for the sunrise, today we we able to sleep in a little. We started out trek this morning to Waitaia Lodge, a Maori owned rainforest and traditional land where the traditional knowledge of foods[…]Read more