Category Archives: International Experience

International Experience New Zealand Day 5: Let’s see what’s behind door number 2!

Imagine that you are in a circular room with 5 closed doors leading to 5 different worlds. No matter which door you choose, there is sure to be an amazing adventure ahead. Today we visited Hamilton Gardens in Hamilton, New … Continue reading

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International Experience New Zealand Day 4: Ayrlies and Auckland Botanic Garden

Ayrlies is known as the quintessential country garden. It has received the highest ranking possible from New Zealand and was recently featured in the Wall Street Journal. To say this garden is beautiful is only part of the story; it … Continue reading

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International Experience New Zealand Days 1–3: “This group is keen to hear about bureaucracy.”

My everlasting, heartfelt compassion and understanding goes out to all of our colleagues who made the trip to New Zealand for the 2013 BGCI conference. No matter where in the world you depart from, the flight is a beast, but … Continue reading

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Farewell Brazil

Photography by: Longwood Graduate Fellows Some how two weeks have already flown by and today is our last day in Brazil. Thankfully, we get the morning off to relax, pack, and prepare ourselves for the journey off. At 2:00pm our … Continue reading

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Iguaçu Falls

After our late arrival in Foz do Iguaçu last night, we indulge by sleeping in until 8am.  After a quick breakfast at the hotel buffet, we are in the van at 8:30 with our local guide, Vera.  Vera is from … Continue reading

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Curitiba

We started our day in luxury bus fitted for 60 people and headed to Curitiba Botanical Garden with our guide Fabio. He told us a lot of interesting stories about the history of Curitiba. The name of this city is from … Continue reading

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A day in Sao Paulo

Photography by: Longwood Graduate Fellows Day two with our guide was a little slow. We started out exploring the natural areas behind the Museum Paulista. They are full of native Brazilian trees and tropical plants along with lots of exercise … Continue reading

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Sao Paulo Botanical Garden

Photography by: Longwood Graduate Fellows We met our tour guide at 9am today and set out for Sao Paulo Botanical Garden to walk around for a couple hours. Lindsey had tried, tried, and tried once again to make contact with … Continue reading

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Rio and Sitio Roberto Burle Marx

Photography by: Longwood Graduate Fellows 9am sharp and we are out the door with our guide Gerardo. Our destination today is the Sitio Roberto Burle Marx, but first Gerardo is taking us on a whirlwind tour of the city of … Continue reading

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Rio Botanical Garden

Photography by: Longwood Graduate Fellows Welcomed by the ‘tropical water’, we landed in state capitol Rio de Jeneiro, the third stop of our entire journey. After breakfast at the hotel, the first year fellows headed to the Rio de Janeiro … Continue reading

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