International Flavor

It’s the start of a new semester and time for me to start learning about my next big adventure! I was accepted into the International Business Immersion Program (IBIP) for 2017, which is going to New Zealand! I will spend the semester learning about the agriculture, economy, and culture of New Zealand before traveling there for two weeks at the end of the semester.

Our first assignment to learn about Kiwi (people from NZ) culture was to make and eat a recipe that is native to NZ. My group decided to make New Zealand Birdseed Bars because, “You can’t go wrong with butter, honey, and sugar.”

Our group agreed that Kayla would go shopping at Walmart to get the ingredients. We didn’t know what sultanas were, but discovered that they are golden raisins. 


Our group met at 4-H House to make our Kiwi treat.

We mixed the dry ingredients and put them in the oven to roast.


Then we melted the butter, honey, and sugar together.


While we were waiting, we chatted about our majors and career goals.

When the dry ingredients were roasted and the butter mixture was melted, we slowly mixed them together.


Then we pressed the mixture into a pan and put it in the refrigerator to cool.


“It seriously looks like bird seed!”

The finished product was very tasty! We decided that it tastes a little bit like popcorn because the ingredients were roasted and there’s plenty of butter! Overall, we like our Kiwi treat and are looking forward to learning more about New Zealand as the semester progresses!



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