By: Aaron Henderson, PhD

Posted: December 3, 2014
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Final Impressions of SFS Costa Rica (in Haiku)

Costa Rica

What did you like most about the SFS experience?
What is that? I ask/ Flora, fauna, and the rest/ Professors know all

You’ve been in the country for a full semester – tell us your impressions of it now.
Kind, friendly people/ development increasing/ must protect the land

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What is life at the field station really like? What are the best and the most challenging parts of living at a field station?
Best:
New little goat bahhhhhh/ Thirty-two friends every day/Breakfast is close by

Challenging:
No more sleeping in/A “weekend” is now one day/There are no secrets

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What ended up being your biggest challenge this semester both academically and culturally?
Academically:

I need some quiet/All rooms are full of people/I head to the woods

Culturally:
Please speak more slowly/Never went to soccer game/I don’t like plantains

What is the best memory you have from the semester? Give some highlights.
I have to pick one?/ Sunsets, hikes, sloths, beach and friends/ Gallo pinto yum

Give three adjectives that best describes how you are feeling right now.
Pura vida, mae.


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