New Zealand and Australia: My 2017 Study – Travel Experiences
April 8, 6:30-8:00pm
$10 preregistered/prepaid. $15 at the door.
In 2017, Ivonne TjoeFat visited New Zealand, known by Maori people as Aotearoa, the land of the long white cloud. Highlights of her trip included Hobbiton (town of The Hobbits), Mount Cook National Park, and the International Antarctic Center in Christchurch. She will share the bio-diversity of the island, its culture and early spiritual influences of the Maori and British settlers.
She then traveled to Australia, known as the “Land Down Under,” visiting the multi-cultural cities of Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney and journeying the length of the Great Ocean Road. Australia is the oldest, flattest and driest inhabited continent. She will share her impressions of the quality of life and the integration of the indigenous Australians-Aborigines.
Ivonne TjoeFat is Professor Emerita in Psychology at Rochester Community Technical College (RCTC) and currently serves as Assistant Professor in Psychology at St. Mary’s University, since 2012. She was born in Suriname, South America, and earned undergraduate and graduate studies in the Netherlands. She came to the United States as a visiting professor. One of her passions in life is traveling. She has already visited 34 countries.