Shanna Law - “Living on the Remnants of an Ancient Volcano”


Shanna Law

Shanna has travelled from the USA to study for a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Geology at the University of Otago in New Zealand.  When she’s not studying she likes to hike, paint and read.

Another amazing beach I've been to is near a town called Aramoana. It has sand dunes that you can sled or roll down, and these dunes are built up against ancient lava flows! The group in the florescent vests is the introductory geology class from the University who are on a field trip. I've had the extreme fortune to be a paid teaching assistant for this class, so I've actually been paid to go to some of these gorgeous field excursions with them! Even though student visas allow students to work for pay only if they are studying for at least two semesters (like I am), any student studying abroad can be taken on free field trips simply by taking an introductory class in any of the natural sciences.


"Another amazing beach I've been to is near a town called Aramoana."