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August 13, 2018

Untold Airport Stories Perks of flying back and forth oh so many times over the last two years: a collection of odd but amusing stories. Cons: too many to name. My flight back to Wellington right before the break ended was excruciatingly long. It took me three days and two nights to finally arrive in […]

July 30, 2018

Walking on Edge There I was, standing at the Auckland airport with 40kg of luggage, staring into the far distance. My head was pounding and my whole body was aching after the 12 hour flight. I was physically drained. It couldn’t compare with the emotional turmoil that was going on in my head though. I […]

June 5, 2018

Crazy Rich Kids — that’s most probably the assumption many people would make when it comes to international students. To most, international students come from well-off families who can afford just about anything. We’re seen as the spoilt brats who never knew what it was like to be broke and struggling to pay bills. This […]

June 6, 2017

How to cope with homesickness: a beginner’s guide (part two) 5) Get a taste of your own culture at times The goal of studying abroad is to immerse every bit of yourself in a new culture. However, exposure to your own culture every now and then can be a great way to deal with homesickness. […]

May 8, 2017

Thoughts on Homesickness Second times are usually dismissed as being less significant by most people. I was one of them until reality proved me wrong. I have had the worst week of my life leaving home for the second time, even though I did not anticipate feeling anything close to that when I boarded my […]