Ever since I got to college one of my dreams was to study abroad for a semester. The idea of living in a foreign country for five months sounded to good to be true. Choosing where to study was the next step and looking at the list of countries I had no idea how to decide where to go. Making the decision to come to New Zealand was somewhat random but also exactly what I wanted. It offered two things: the opportunity to go to a part of the world I never would have considered traveling to and the best place in the world to explore the outdoors (I am talking unlimited hiking, biking, camping, walking, surfing, paddle boarding, rafting, beaches, forests, oceans the list goes on). So here I am, my third year in college studying abroad at University of Otago in Dunedin New Zealand ready to learn about a new culture, meet new people and start a new chapter in my life.