|Just a scientific realist, kicking it at snooker|
The scholarship is for a year of research in anticipation of writing a Masters thesis. We jumped at the chance to have an adventure abroad, while also allowing me to pursue my academic dreams.
Where in New Zealand? We'll be moving to Dunedin which is the largest city in the Otago region of New Zealand's south island. The city itself is a very university-centric town, and the University of Otago is New Zealand's oldest. We've also already found a place to live, which is pretty exciting and also a relief. We'll be living in a beautiful house in the center of Dunedin that caters to international students.
|Our house in Dunedin|
When do you leave? We actually leave for Dunedin on August 21st, and arrive on August 23rd. It's going to be a heck of a long flight, but definitely worth it. Once we arrive we'll have a little while to get acclimated, as my program doesn't start to September 1st. So we'll be busy exploring the city and getting our bearings upon arrival. Jess also has a few leads on some job prospects, and will keep plugging away once we're on the ground.
This blog should be your one stop shop for information about our time in Dunedin. We'll be posting pictures and stories about all the adventures we're hoping to have. We've already started to plan some trips, and booked our tickets for an All Blacks match so hopefully we can be exciting enough to keep any readers interested! I'll also post about the type of philosophy work I'm doing from time to time, as I hope there are some people interested in reading about it (hey there Capstone friends and fellow Boulder campers!) But those posts will be clearly marked, as I know there are some of you who may not find that so interesting (hi Mom and Dad!) Hopefully this blog can serve as a way to keep closer to us while we're away, and to share in this exciting time in our lives. Thanks for reading, keep coming back, and we'll post again soon!
- Jim Darcy and Jess Mault