Alexa Harwood


Queen’s University, Canada


My name is Alexa and I am a 3rd year student studying a Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Science.

I am so excited to be heading to Queen’s University in Canada for a semester abroad. I have been lucky enough to live all over the world, specifically in England, Germany, and Turkey before moving to New Zealand in 2011, so am very excited to head overseas to Canada.

My hopes for the exchange are to meet many new people from all over the world and to completely immerse myself in the Canadian way of life. I am very excited for the opportunity to further my studies in a new environment, getting to learn from different mentors/teachers. Of course, I cannot wait to travel and experience new things, whether that is going on weekend trips, joining different clubs, or participating in cultural/sporting activities at the university.

Having looked forward to my exchange for over a year, I am looking forward to sharing it with UoA students to help give insight into the exchange experience and everything that comes with it!

  • So long Canada!

    It is so crazy to think that 4 months ago I moved my life over to Canada, with no idea about what was to come. I have very mixed emotions about leaving. Although I am excited to see my family again, I have made such amazing friendships and feel settled here, so to leave feels…Continue…

  • Life in Canada so far!

    It’s officially been 2 months since I flew across the world to Canada, and I could not be happier with how it’s all going! I’m currently in week 8 of my semester, with the workload starting to grow, so my weekdays have been spent at classes, or in the library studying for midterms! At Queen’s…Continue…

  • Go Gaels Go!!

    The week leading up to my exchange was a whirlwind! Althought very chaotic, as I left most of my packing to the last minute, as well as most of my goodbyes, I was both very excited and nervous for the adventure ahead! When I arrived in Kingston, it was everything I hoped it would be!…Continue…