A Trip of a Lifetime: Mid-Semester Break in New Zealand​

Delaney Watkins is a student at the University of Mississippi and is an ISA Featured Blogger. She is studying abroad with ISA in Sydney, Australia.

After two full months in the vibrant city of Sydney, Australia, it was time to trade the buzzing city for the scenic outdoors and head to New Zealand for 10 days. Exploring the South Island truly felt like an out of body experience because the terrain is so enchanting. While looking out the car window I could see a glacier, mountains, rolling green hills, a rainforest, and a farm all in the same glance. New Zealand is unlike any place on Earth and it should be at the top of everyone’s bucket list because of these views:


Over the span of 10 days, there was a lot of time spent in the car but with views like these nobody was complaining.


This is the most photographed tree in the world which resides in Lake Wanaka. Glad I got the chance to contribute to its fame!


A different view of Lake Wanaka during the warm sorbet sunset.


A true Kiwi display of a sheepdog herding the sheep for their valuable wool.


There is no other experience like taking a helicopter up to a glacier.


We had to pull the car over to grasp this scenic highway route.


The gondola overlooking the adventuresome town of Queenstown.


Possibly the most beautiful quaint picnic spot.


Milford Sound home of the sunbathing seals, roaring waterfalls, fresh glistening water, and gentle cruising ships.


Even the trees here are magnificent and look like they’re straight out of a fairytale.


This lake filled with crystal blue glacier water truly took my breath away.


Picturesque mountains reflecting across the calm lake.



Your Discovery. Our People… The World Awaits.

2 thoughts

  1. Hello if you have any information regarding studies in NZ for a 16 year old South African in NZ Please. Free studies if doable

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