“New Zealand gave me the time I needed to focus on my grief, but also I think balance to keep me healthy with it. For me, being abroad was healing. I let in some new friends to help bear the burden, I learned an instrument to comfort me in times of solitude. I opened myself up to a beautiful, exciting and inviting world, and I kept my friend with me as well as I could.”
Amy Sheahan is a student at Kenyon College and studied abroad with IFSA-Butler at Victoria University of Wellington in Wellington, New Zealand in 2015.