Travel First: In which I Make The Most Of Being In The Northern Hemisphere

Author: Michaella//University of Auckland//New Zealand

Hello lovely readers! Long time no see! I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and an even better New Years. It’s crazy knowing that I’ve started 2018 in a country that isn’t New Zealand – it’s even crazier knowing that I’ve got three weeks until I have to fly home! Back to that little corner of the world to a country that some people don’t believe actually exists. However, before that happens I made sure that I got to have a good taste of the countries surrounding England, those countries being France, the Netherlands, and the Republic of Ireland.

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The International Society: How I’ve Gotten To Know The UK

Author: Michaella//University of Auckland//New Zealand

Hello lovely readers! I can’t believe that I have been in the UK for almost two whole months now! The time has flown by so quickly, I’m already beginning to feel a little sad about having to leave in January. However, this time has definitely not been wasted. When I first arrived in Manchester I was introduced to the International Society, a group dedicated to sharing and learning about cultures from all around the world. Through the International Society I have been been able to explore the UK, learn about different cultures, and make friends. So, for anyone reading this who is thinking of coming to Manchester in the future, or is an international student who is already here, join the club!! Not tempted? Well maybe you will be when I tell you about the trips I’ve gone on through the society (trips that occur every weekend, so you’re spoilt for choice friends!)

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Departure Gate 16: How This Kiwi Flew The Nest And Ended Up Halfway Around The World

Author: Michaella//University of Auckland//New Zealand

Hello lovely readers! My name is Michaella and I am a second year BA student studying English and Drama (usually at the University of Auckland in New Zealand, but for one semester I’ll be commencing my studies here at the University of Manchester!) A few short things about myself before I launch into this post is:
-I’m a dog person
-My favourite food is pretty much anything involving chicken
-If Shakespeare was still alive today I would probably die for him if need be (fave play isΒ Othello if any of you were wondering)
-And I chose to study in Manchester because A) It’s in the United Kingdom, and I’ve been dying to come here since I was 14, and B) My friends visited once and they said that out of all of Europe, Manchester was their favourite place (And I’m beginning to see why!)

So now that we’re acquainted, I’ll get started with my first blog post here covering my journey from New Zealand to Manchester, with all the highs and lows and in-betweens. Continue reading