Traveling is an addiction. If the “travel bug” was a real illness, I would have been diagnosed in January of 2013. Last year, I studied abroad in Rome, Italy for the Spring semester. Needless to say, it changed my life. When I came back to the US, I had some serious post study abroad blues. What was my solution? Going abroad again, of course… This time, I have an internship in NEW ZEALAND.
I am beyond grateful that I have the opportunity to travel abroad TWICE during my undergraduate career at UW-Madison. My internship placement is on the North Island of New Zealand in a city called Whanganui.
Take a look at this beaut:
The famous Whanganui River
I will be a social welfare intern at Child, Youth, and Family, which is an agency that provides child protection social work services to families who are in need of support for providing proper care and protection for their children. Sounds awesome, right? At UW-Madison, I study psychology and criminal justice, so this internship is right up my alley. I can’t believe I have this amazing opportunity to help others on the opposite side of the world…literally.
My internship is obviously my first priority, but you better believe that my bucket list is growing pretty quickly. Skydiving? Bungee jumping? Count me in.
After finals end, I have approximately 2 weeks until I hop on a plane to live in another country for 11 weeks. Oh, and just in case you were wondering, the plane ride from California to New Zealand is 13 hours…
Stay tuned for some serious adventure.