Life in the Field

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Sustainable Development Studies
Student Post

Looking Back on SFS Costa Rica

by Sammie Trvalik


At the end of each semester, we ask a few students to reflect back on their SFS experience. Here's what Sammie Trvalik had to say about SFS Costa Rica:  ...
December 19, 2019
Costa Rica
Sustainable Development Studies
Staff Post

Directed Research in Costa Rica

by Ryan Buchanan


Here at SFS Costa Rica, during the final 4 weeks of fall and spring semesters, students dedicate their time to Directed Research (DR) projects. This semester, students completed the 7...
December 18, 2019
Costa Rica
Sustainable Development Studies
Student Post

Friction, Balance, and Reflection

by Hannah Paolucci


During the sun-lit hours of breakfast and lunch, we are treated with la vista: the (grand) view from our tables in the kitchen. The amount of space that our eyes...
December 18, 2019
		
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What's in a Routine?

by Lindsey Papa


I had a teacher in high school who never let us sit in the same place in class each day. He did this because he believed that we'd approach the...
November 6, 2019
		
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Faculty Post

Cacao's Role in Regenerative Tourism

by Mary Little, LL.M.


Our day began by hiking to the cacao plantation through hot cattle pastures scarred by erosion. The students’ relief was palpable at being embraced by the shady agroforestry system, home...
July 30, 2019
		
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Sounds from a Cloud Forest

by J. Edgardo Arévalo Hernandez, Ph.D.


Sounds from a Cloud Forest: The Research on Bird Songs and Anthropogenic Interference   Protected areas in Costa Rica comprise a variety of tropical habitats and make about one quarter...
May 7, 2019
Costa Rica
Sustainable Development Studies
Staff Post

Crowdfunding for Faculty Research

by Sophia Graybill


SFS' 2019 Faculty Research Crowdfunding campaign is underway! The campaign launched yesterday morning with the goal of raising money for two of our faculty members to purchase new research equipment....
April 24, 2019
		
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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...
December 6, 2018
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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,...
December 5, 2018
		
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Space for My Identity in Costa Rica

by Alyssa Britton


Lightning flashed far away, too distant to hear, illuminating the night sky a rich purple for a fleeting moment. The bridge I stood on swayed with the rhythm of my...
July 18, 2018
		
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