A part of me will always be a kiwi
January 21, 2019
An unforgettable adventure
January 21, 2019

Name: Kristine Frøsig
Age: 23
Nationality: Danish
Degree: Bachelor in Social Education
Internship period: June 2016 – December 2016

I still remember that day in the end of May 2016 when my journey towards the other side of the world began in Copenhagen – Denmark. I had beforehand been sure of the fact that I wanted to travel alone, but I remember the last days before departure and going through the gates I wasn’t that sure anymore. Today I don’t regret it for a second and when I think about it, travelling alone to New Zealand was the best decision. It truly became my experience, my story and my very own development. And that word is key….. Development – both educationally and especially personally. My six months in New Zealand formed who I am now.

It was the time of my life where I got to; meet a bunch of new friends from different countries, experience jumping and free falling 134 meters, take in the amazing nature and landscapes (from which I have lots of pictures), enjoy some of the most amazing views in the world that still blows my mind when looking at them, receive warnings from the Auckland Noise control when a house party got a bit too fun, become more fluent in the English language, drive on the wrong side of the road in my very own car, support wonderful people who will always have a place in my heart, vacay on the Fiji Islands, become sure that I was on the right patheducationally, go whale and seal watching, visit Australia, play cards and hang out with housemates until late in the night because we lost track of time, been giving the change to develop the lives of the young men whom I supported, camp everywhere waking up to a beautiful view the next day, find out that winter in NZ is not bad at all, helicopter-hike a glacier…

I can go on and on and on… I don’t regret a thing. The only regrets I have are on behalf of everyone not doing an international internship – it should be mandatory! And if you have the least bit of insecurities just know that Mamma Mia will always have your back and she will forever be my New Zealand mum.