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By Rachel Valencia
Hi everyone! Rachel here, reporting from Cairns, Australia. After spending six incredible days in the Red Center, we traveled to tropical Queensland. The transition from a dry…
By Jamie Vischer
Hey Moms and Dads,
We just arrived in Cairn after a sweaty and bug-infested safari through the northern territory. We started off with a long bumpy car…
Getting ready to herd sheep on the Hart Family Farm.
I am Wes, and I’m in the midst of an epic journey.
Rachel taking time to reflect at Hart Family
Our man Nazil!
Fiji Time…taking a nap at sleeping giant.
Village volunteering in Vuandomo Village.
BULA!!!! (Hello in Fijian)
After leaving New Zealand we have made our way out of Aukland and into Nadi, Fiji. We posted up at a very nice hostel…
By Greg Hart, our contact abroad The hillside where we planted the trees for Carpe Diem last year. Most have survived the summer and are set for good growth over
By Jamie Vischer
We have had an unbelievable week exploring the coast of the North Island. We started in Raglan, a cool surfing town on the West Coast.…
I wanted to go a little more in-depth about student-directed travel. We drove from Wellington to a town north of Raglan and we stayed there for…
Wes working the grill at our spot just outside Raglan.
First evening walking the beach in Ki Whaingaroa at sunset.
The Crew outside of Te Papa.
Getting into mermaid mode before hopping in the Waka-Māori canoe (Abel Tasman).
Lunch break snooze while backpacking the Abel Tasman.
Exploring Ocean Waves-Motueka.
By Bella & Rachel
It’s been a rollercoaster ride since we landed in Christchurch New Zealand. We had our first few days of orientation while exploring the city.…
Greetings, Family and Friends of the Spring 2018 Hongi Crew:
The group has landed safely in Christchurch!
They are now exploring the city; setting intentions for the next 3 months;…
Dear Families and Friends of the Spring 2018 Hongi Crew:
We are happy to report that the Hongi group is safe and sound in L.A., and will now begin the…
By Overseas Educators Matt & Katie
Matt and Katie here at Carpe Diem headquarters!
For the past week we have been diligently preparing for our three-month journey to the South…
By Nico and Ricky
Dearest friends and family of Carpe Diem students, Nico and Ricky are here to deliver the final blog of the 2017 South Pacific Hongi Group trip.…
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Well, that went quick.
At the time of writing this, our students are well on their way to reuniting with their loved ones.
Sue and Jon are…
A big hello to everyone following the HONGI 2017 squad!
Elliot and Sophie here. We have been beyond busy in the Australian Outback this past week swimming in breathtaking water…