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2/15/16 Auckland, New Zealand Blog Post 1

Hello! My name is Emily, and in less than 24 hours I’ll be on my way to sunny New Zealand!

I am currently a junior at Providence College (RI) studying English and minoring in Studio Art (though I’ll likely be switching to an Art History minor). I live in Madison, CT, which is a small beach town on the Long Island Sound. Tomorrow I leave for Auckland, NZ where I will be studying at the University of Auckland.

I feel ready for tomorrow. I’m not looking forward to waking up at 4 am and driving 2 hours to Newark, but the plane rides shouldn’t be too bad. It’s about 6 hours to SanFran and then another 14 to NZ. Interestingly enough, the plane takes off from SFO at 5pm on Tuesday and arrives in Auckland at 6 am on THURSDAY! IFSA-Butler arranged a travel group that I’ll be flying with, so I am looking forward to meeting some of the other students that will be studying abroad in Auckland.

This blog will be dedicated strictly to my photography. I will primarily be using my Canon t3i DSLR camera. I have the traditional 18-55mm lens, along with a zoom lens and an attachable fisheye lens for this camera. I will also be using my GoPro quite frequently. I am not a fan of using my iphone5 to take pictures, but i’ll probably end up posting those pictures every now and then.

If you are interested in reading my blog posts in full, you can check out my wordpress site:



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