Ambassadors for 2017, Semester 2

Jean Moulin University – France

Salut everyone, I’m Harriet! I am in my third and (hopefully) final year of a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in French and FTVMS, and am heading off to spend my last semester at Jean Moulin University in Lyon, France. I have always been passionate about (read: obsessed with) French culture and language, so finally having the chance to live there is an absolute dream come true for me. Lyon, from what I can tell from my avid google searches, is a stunning city on the banks of two rivers, and is often labelled the capital of gastronomy, so I can tell I’m in for a treat! I can’t wait to share my experience in Lyon and adventures elsewhere with all of you!



Fukuoka Women’s University – Japan

Hiya I’m Rena! I am currently a second year majoring in English and Film, Television and Media Studies as well as taking a Diploma of Language programme in Japanese. This September, I will be studying at Fukuoka Women’s University and staying at the International Friendship House Nadeshiko. I am so excited to explore this city’s rich culture and I can’t wait to share my experiences with you all!



McGill University – Canada

Hey everyone! My name is Shirley and I am so incredibly excited to share my exchange and travel memories with you to hopefully inspire those who want an experience like this. As a third year BE Honours student doing Civil and Environmental Engineering, writing and photography is completely different to my academic skills but has always given me the motivation to capture any amazing moment which comes by. It gives me a creative outlet to share those stories not just with others, but for me to later look back and reminisce to. If you’re interested in more, take a look on my personal blog ( and keep checking back here for more updates on my adventures at McGill University in Montreal, Canada for Fall 2017.



Seoul National University – Korea

Hey, I’m Marie. I’m currently in my third year of a conjoint Bachelor of Engineering/Commerce, and for Semester Two of this year I’m heading abroad to study at Seoul National University in South Korea! I love to travel, so join me on this next adventure as I experience this insane, 24 hour culture. I’m so excited to experience a semester abroad, and I’m looking forward to sharing it with you all!



University of Oviedo – Spain

Hi there! I am Bianca, I am in the middle of my second year of a conjoint Arts and Science degree. I am off to Northern Spain, home to Cider houses, fresh seafood and an incredible coastline. Follow me as I get to grips with a new country, culture and language!



University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – USA

Hiya! My name is Matt, and I’m currently a third-year BA/BCom student at the University of Auckland. This semester, I will be heading off to the USA to study at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I am very excited to start this new chapter in my life as I will be finding out what it is like to experience a true American college lifestyle. I can’t wait to share my experiences with you guys and I hope you will enjoy every bit of my journey.



University College Dublin – Ireland

Hi, I’m Tim! Hailing from the mighty south in Dunedin I moved to Wellington for high school and then the University of Auckland to study a conjoint BA/BE in Civil Engineering and French. Being half way through my 5 year degree I thought there was no better time to run away to University College Dublin for the second half of 2017! My interests include playing in a Pipe Band, participating in Model United Nations, and getting lost off the beaten track. I hope to share with you some of my adventures across Ireland and Europe, and we might just find a pot of gold along the way!



Nanyang Technological University – Singapore

John is living the life of an exchange student in Singapore at Nanyang Technological University. John decided to go on an exchange because he strives to go on new adventures and face exciting challenges. That is also one of the reasons why he chose Singapore. It’s a fast-moving, multi-cultural and exciting island located at the warm equator. Usually, you will find him exploring new subjects, music, towns or mountains either by himself or with his friends. Knowing John, he likes to be in control of his finances. That is why he is studying Commerce, majoring in Accounting, Commercial Law and Taxation. If John could only have one tool for the rest of his life, it would be his camera. The camera is an extension of his eyes, enabling him to show others the exciting and wonderful moments that otherwise will be gone forever.

John updated


Queen’s University – Canada

Hey there, Lin here! I’m a fourth year BA/BCom conjoint undergraduate majoring in Psychology, Asian Studies, International Business and Management. I’ve been putting off going on exchange for so long and am finally going to Queens University in Canada. I’ll be doing mostly International Business papers whilst on an exchange. Join me as I satisfy my foodie cravings with Tim Hortons, poutine, ice wine and so much more! I’ll also be updating my personal IG: linsayshi (feel free to stalk) and feel free to let me know if there’s anything, in particular, you want to hear about!
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Looking forward to travelling with you (in a cyber way?)



University of Virginia – USA

Hi everyone! I’m Daryn and I will be studying Economics abroad at the University of Virginia’s College of Arts and Sciences for the 2017 Fall Semester. I am in my fifth year of a Civil Engineering and Commerce conjoint degree. Join me as I explore the UVA grounds (America’s first and only college World Heritage Site) and the university town of Charlottesville, named the United States’ happiest city!

Auckland Abroad Daryn