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Student Post

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 class differently each day depending on the people we were...
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 to poison-dart frogs, toucans, and a wild variety of insects....
July 30, 2019
		
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Faculty Post

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 of the country. Given this condition, one might expect that...
May 7, 2019
Costa Rica
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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. Dr. Edgardo Arévalo (Professor of Tropical Ecology, Costa Rica) and...
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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
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
		
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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 professors’ and classmates’ steps, the rush of the Sarapiqui River...
July 18, 2018
		
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Staff Post

Cloudy, with a Chance of Inspiration

by Andrew Meyer


We sit just beyond the entrance of the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, nestled into the west side of the Tilarán mountain range. Edgardo Arévalo, resident professor of tropical ecology and remarkable ornithologist, is beginning a lecture on cloud forest ecology...
March 27, 2018
		
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