Name: Jasmine BaumannProgram: Bachelor of Commerce, International Business
Semester Abroad: Unitec Institute of Technology (Winter 2015)
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Jasmine Baumann is a student in Humber’s Bachelor of Commerce – International Business program. She is spending the Winter 2015 semester studying abroad at Humber’s partner school in New Zealand: Unitec Institute of Technology. While Toronto lies under a blanket of snow, it’s currently summertime in the South Pacific! Before the start of classes, Jasmine took advantage of the warm weather and spent two weeks touring her new home country.
Image 1:Two days after arriving in New Zealand I was given the option to take a surf lesson in Raglan. Surfing has always been something I’ve wanted to try so I decided to hop on that board and give it a try. Surprisingly I was fairly successfully and caught numerous waves:)
Image 2: The Stray bus tour stops at some pretty unique places! We had the chance to stay with a Maori family (aboriginal people of New Zealand) and learn some of their traditional ways of living. One of these awesome experiences was cooking Maori fried bread for our large Hangi feast.
Image 7: We took an awesome cruise through the Milford Sounds region where we saw stunning scenery and even had the chance to spot some seals and dolphins swimming around!
Image 8: I became very close with a Finnish girl and a German guy while on the Stray bus tour. This is a picture of us posing in front of the beautiful blue glacial lake near Mt. Cook.
Image 10: Near the end of my month of backpacking I found my favourite place - Kaikoura. A beautiful coastal beach town on the East coast of the South Island. It had a very laid back atompsohere with a lot of marine life to see and trails to explore.