Hayley McKenzie

Hayley McKenzie

Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Latin America, iWinterMX Global Business Programme


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My name is Hayley McKenzie; I was raised in the farming suburbs of South Auckland and recently moved out to live closer to uni. I am studying a conjoint Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business, majoring in Communications, Management, and Marketing. 

I chose to apply for iWinter MX to gain life experience and grow as a person. I have never travelled alone, experienced culture shock or really been out of my comfort zone. I wanted to take this opportunity to learn and experience things I wouldn’t normally do. 

I am most looking forward to meeting new people, being involved in a new culture and expanding my knowledge of business, particularly on an international scale which I haven’t learnt before. This benefits my studies in becoming more educated and a better global citizen for my community and any future business endeavours I wish to take. 

My aspirations for the future are to see the world and work for myself; I hope that this experience truly broadens my opportunities and aids me in achieving my aspirations with both experiences and connections.

  • balloons, hats & pyramids

    On Sunday, we embarked our journey to Queretaro bright and early. After a very hard goodbye to our buffet breakfast and unlimited coffee we were on our way. After about an hour, we reached the Aztec pyramids, I was overjoyed to be greeted by the sights of hot air balloons scattered across the sky. This…Continue…

  • Learning more than just business

    Our journey began bright and early at 5 am at Auckland airport, starting with a three-hour flight to Sydney, then a thirteen-hour flight to Los Angeles and finally, a three-hour flight to beautiful Mexico. With lost luggage and delays causing missed flights, we were certainly getting to know one another very well! After some long-haul…Continue…