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Wellington to Vermont: a final post from Michaela.

This program made me more aware of how much I don’t know about the indigenous people who lived on the land that I now live on, and how important it is to learn about indigenous rights in the United States. Going abroad made me more independent and confident, and gave me life-long friends and memories. Read More »

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Study Abroad

Two weeks to go! – Michaela on leaving New Zealand

For the past month, I have been working at my internship site, Conscious Consumers, three days a week. At this internship I was lucky enough to help them with their launch in the UK. At this internship I was able to gain marketing, communication, and sales experience while seeing what it would like to work at a small organization with a sustainable mission. Read More »

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Study Abroad

Settling into Wellington: more from Michaela!

On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, I intern at an organization called Conscious Consumers, located on a bustling area of Wellington called Cuba Street. Conscious Consumers is an organization of about fifteen people with a mission to connect ethically conscious consumers with sustainable businesses, in order to bring positive change to the world. Read More »

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Study Abroad

The views from the Tongariro Alpine Crossing – Michaela’s story

We drove to Cambridge, where we visited the farm of Jeanette Fitzsimons, a former Member of Parliament and co-leader of the Green Party of New Zealand. Before venturing to our next location, Raglan, we stopped at Maungatautari Ecological Island, where we learned about conservation efforts in New Zealand. Throughout this trip, we learned about both Māori and Pakeha (European) perspectives on complex issues such as farming, conservation, and world views. Read More »

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HECUA New Zealand Program Director Charles Dawson at Winona State University

HECUA New Zealand Program Director Charles Dawson and Program Representative Robert Harris III will visit Winona State University today. If you’d like to schedule a meeting with Charles and Robert, or you’d like more information about HECUA’s program in New Zealand, please email info@hecua.org. Read More »

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HECUA New Zealand Program Director Charles Dawson at Augsburg University

HECUA New Zealand Program Director Charles Dawson and Program Representative Raegan Jaeger will visit Augsburg University today. If you’d like to schedule a meeting with Charles and Raegan, or you’d like more information about HECUA’s program in New Zealand, please email info@hecua.org.   Read More »

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New Zealand Program Director Charles Dawson at UMN & Augsburg University

HECUA New Zealand Program Director Charles Dawson and Director of Enrollment Lauren White will be at the University of Minnesota in the afternoon and Augsburg University in the morning today. If you’d like to schedule a meeting with Charles and Lauren, or you’d like more information about HECUA’s program in New Zealand, please email info@hecua.org. […] Read More »

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New Zealand Program Director Charles Dawson at Macalester College

New Zealand Program Director Charles Dawson and HECUA program representative Robert Harris III will be on campus at Macalester College today! Drop-in Advising/Alumni Gathering Location: Carnegie Room 305 Time: 11:30am-1pm If you’d like to set up an appointment outside of those hours, please email info@hecua.org. We’d be happy to work with your schedule. Read More »

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New Zealand Program Director Charles Dawson at College of St. Scholastica

Charles Dawson, Program Director of the HECUA New Zealand semester, and program representative Robert Harris III will be tabling at CSS today. Location: CSS Student Union Time: 8:30am-3:30pm If you have specific questions and would like to set up an appointment with Charles or Robert during the day, please email info@hecua.org. Otherwise, feel free to […] Read More »

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Study Abroad

Welcome to Wellington!

On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, I head to Bowen House for my internship with James Shaw, co-leader of the Green Party and newly confirmed Minister of Climate Change. Read More »

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