New Zealand Semester Grad & Gap Year Student Excels at Oberlin College

Posted by Brooke Ortel on April 10, 2019 8:23:09 AM MDT

Photo by Vivian Merrill. 

After her gap year, Semester in New Zealand grad Clare Tiedemann headed off to Oberlin College—where she recently broke the school record in the indoor 60-meter hurdles at the North Coast Athletic Conference Championships. She says her dream job is working as a NOLS instructor.

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Reflections on an Intense New Zealand Sailing Course

Posted by Brooke Ortel on March 27, 2018 9:08:16 AM MDT

In a recent Washington Post article, writer David Brown shares his experiences as a 65-year-old student on a challenging 14-day New Zealand sailing course. Impressed by the awe-inspiring Marlborough Sounds and the excellent instruction he received, Brown also reflects on how the range of ages and life experiences of his fellow students enhanced the course.

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New Zealand Outdoors Drawcard for International Students

Posted by Aleson Rietow on January 14, 2016 11:35:47 AM MST

A dry year has turned the Roding River, that winds through the valley, into a quiet hush but it's still a good entree to the New Zealand landscape for a group of global students.

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