This web site archives the 2003
Hobart & Wm Smith Colleges / Union College
Queensland Australia Term Abroad
Please enjoy the record of a wonderful trip with a fantastic group of students. Visit the pictures, they're the most fun!
31 January 2004
Greetings all! There are twelve new pages posted on this site, including eleven pages of images and one page of Haiku.(!) Access them with the links above.
We have even more exciting news -- It's a girl! Laurel Miranda Arens Kendrick entered the world on 18 January 2004. Beautiful mother and beautiful daughter are well and keeping warm in this frigid winter. Laurel is featured on the very last picture page.
While the experiences we've had, friends we've made, and miles (kilometers) we've traveled will affect us throughout the rest of our lives, this website's active life is nearing its end. There may be occasional updates (especially if anyone ever writes an essay about the term), but its job is essentially done. Creating the site has been time-consuming, but also a pleasure. We (Nan and I) hope that it's been useful and fun for many people out there. If you enjoyed the site, or have suggestions or comments, a message to the Partnership for Global Education would be great. Write them at firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org. (Send a copy to us, too, if you'd like.)
Follow our trip from the beginning here or skip to the most recently posted images. Here's the New Zealand Index.
6 January Happy New Year! I've just posted two more pages from New Zealand -- images from our trip to White Island. But not to worry, there are still more to come. Follow our trip from the beginning here or skip to the most recently posted images. Here's the New Zealand Index.
11 December The semester is over(!) and most folks have returned stateside by now. We're experiencing a bit of withdrawal, but have enough to keep us busy. One job: finish posting pictures from our adventure. Here are a couple more pages to look at, plus the New Zealand index. There are more to come, but it's a start. Follow our trip from the beginning here or skip to the most recently posted images. Here's the New Zealand Index.
27 November Greetings all. We're in New Zealand and it's spectacular. We've excavated fossil leaves near Geraldine, hiked up the Tasman Glacier, seen penguins, and, yesterday, got drenched hiking up the Franz Joseph glacier. It's a beautiful sunny day today and we're heading to Arthur's pass. If time allows, we'll post more, but access and time are tight. Happy Thanksgiving to all our friends. No turkey for us, but we're all very thankful! Follow our trip from the beginning here or skip to the most recently posted images.
12 November Classes at UQ are done, finals and papers for Marine Biology, Ecology, and Culture are all taken and turned in. We enjoyed a well-deserved and festive evening celebrating the completion of our Brisbane component. We all felt good, but also a bit stunned at how fast it seemed to have gone. Most everyone is off now exploring places like Sydney, Cairns, and Melbourne. Others headed directly to New Zealand to explore a bit there.
In the meantime, you can explore the second half of our time at Lamington, a few images from the Rugby World Cup games some of us attended. Follow our trip from the beginning here or skip to the most recently posted images.