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Peru
Amazon Studies
Student Post

Final Impressions of Peru

by Sam Slevens


At the beginning of the fall semester, we asked student Sam Slevens about her first impressions of Peru. Now, as the semester comes to a close, she shared her thoughts with us again. The dreaded week has come… our time...
December 6, 2018
Costa Rica
Sustainable Development Studies
Student Post

Final Impressions of Costa Rica

by Daisy Montalvo


At the beginning of the fall semester, we asked student Daisy Montalvo about her first impressions of Costa Rica. Now, as the semester comes to a close, she shared her thoughts with us again.   What did you like most...
December 6, 2018
		
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Bhutan
Himalayan Environment and Development Studies
Student Post

Final Impressions of Bhutan

by Erin Baggs


At the beginning of the fall semester, we asked student Erin Baggs about her first impressions of Bhutan. Now, as the semester comes to a close, she shared her thoughts with us again.   What did you like most about...
December 6, 2018
		
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Costa Rica
Sustainable Development Studies
Staff Post

Field Research in Costa Rica

by Travis Walker


  So you may have wondered, “What is field research really like abroad on an SFS program?” You might have already had experience in field research at your home university, or maybe you have never delved into field research, and...
December 5, 2018
Panama
Tropical Island Biodiversity Studies
Staff Post

Directed Research in Bocas

by Jorie Heilman


The start of our Directed Research projects has come up quickly here in Panama. The students have practiced various field methods throughout the semester and now they get to put their skills into action. Our faculty selected three topics they...
November 26, 2018
		
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Turks & Caicos Islands
Marine Resource Studies
Staff Post

Keep Calm and Marine Science On!

by John DeBuysser


This week, students gained a hands-on appreciation for the "field" in The School for Field Studies as they completed two days of intensive Directed Research and the Tropical Marine Habitat Assessment. The research projects are taking shape nicely and students...
November 26, 2018
		
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Panama
Tropical Island Biodiversity Studies
Student Post

Connected to the Field

by Brian Sands


The biggest appeal of SFS, to me, is written right there in the name: field studies. The importance of field work as a way to improve the retention of information is substantial. One day I learn about a topic, maybe...
November 26, 2018
		
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Peru
Amazon Studies
Student Post

"Firsts" in Peru

by Molly Sayles


1. First time experiencing fabulous new fruits. We have been lucky enough to visit local chacras and sometimes the farmers hack into a fruit with a machete and let us try it!   We didn’t eat this little pineapple, but...
November 7, 2018
		
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Bhutan
Himalayan Environment and Development Studies
Student Post

Green Chilies and Red Rice

by Amanda Eason


I eat the same breakfast everyday: a large heaping of rice with a small dollop of chilies. The proportion is intentional and essential. Without the chilies the rice would be bland, boring, and too repetitive for me to enjoy each...
November 6, 2018
		
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