My name is Chris MacDonald, and I am a junior studying business at the University of Vermont. I chose to study in New Zealand for an infinite amount of reasons. However, I think what sold me the most was the beautiful landscapes and the action sport presence in New Zealand. Why did I chose Wellington? Well, Wellington has a lot of adventuring opportunity surrounding it, but it also has a solid city life which is nice while studying. Some of the other schools seemed like there wasn’t a lot of societal activity around them. Something not everyone knows about me is that I compete at a national level for slopestyle skiing!