With all the opportunities to study abroad throughout the world you might ask yourself, “Why choose Auckland?” The answer is simple: Auckland has pretty much everything going for it.
This large metropolis, nicknamed the “Super City,” is a fast-paced environment full of amazing shopping, outdoor entertainment, restaurants and business opportunities. It also has one of the most varied populations in the world and will grant you the opportunity to interact with people from all over the world and develop an innate ability to operate on a global scale after you graduate.
Plus, did we mention it’s in New Zealand? You know, one of the most stunningly beautiful places on Earth? What’s not to love about that? There are plenty of universities to choose from with programs ranging from business to liberal arts to oceanography and more. It’s surrounded by volcanic cones and islands, great for exploration and offshore adventures.
Best of all, you’ll be front and center in the middle of Maori culture, one of the most unique groups of people in the history of the world. If you’ve never considered spending a semester in Auckland you should definitely put it on your radar as a place you might want to go. Check with your university and see what programs they partner with in the city today.
Bleisure — it’s a term we’re all familiar with these days. After all, millennials drive the rising trend, combining business and leisure trips regularly. Take a few days to decompress in a new destination after a hectic schedule of meetings and business.
Major cities across Europe are finding ways to deal with overtourism, an issue plaguing places like Paris, Barcelona, Dubrovnik and Venice. Each city is creating its own strategy to deal with the overwhelming number of tourists that flood the streets, endangering the centuries of history and getting on the nerves of locals and residents.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.