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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...
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Cambodia
Conservation and Development Studies
Student Post

Life on the Water: Inspirations on Human Resilience in Cambodia's Aquatic Ecosystems

by Yuxi Xia


Not knowing how to swim until the age of fourteen, I grew up with a fear of water. To my surprise, the field trips we have had to different aquatic ecosystems throughout Cambodia have been the most memorable, not because...
November 6, 2018
		
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Peru
Amazon Studies
Student Post

Bears, Bromeliads, Bosque de Nubes

by Lindsay Finnell


Hey friends and folks! We’ve just returned from two weeks in the Cusco region to the full brunt of tropical heat. Cusco is located in the Sacred Valley of the Peruvian Andes at around 12,000 ft, and we were blessed...
October 26, 2018
		
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Bhutan
Himalayan Environment and Development Studies
Student Post

My Identity Abroad

by Waverly Lau


I am Chinese American and am proud of it. I was born and raised in NYC, but both my parents were born in Hong Kong, China. Since I grew up in such a diverse community in New York, I hadn’t...
October 26, 2018
		
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Turks & Caicos Islands
Marine Resource Studies
Faculty Post

Have the Reef Lions Returned?

by Paul Simonin, Ph.D.


In the Principles of Marine Resource Management course, which I lead here at the Center for Marine Resource Studies (CMRS) in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), we have been busy learning about fisheries stock assessment and sustainability this first...
October 9, 2018
		
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Cambodia
Conservation and Development Studies
Student Post

Exploring My Identity in Cambodia

by Sophie Boardman


I was adopted from Cambodia when I was just under a year old and have lived in a small town in Maine for most of my life. Growing up I have always had a conflicting internal conversation with myself questioning...
October 9, 2018
		
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Bhutan
Himalayan Environment and Development Studies
Faculty Post

Among the Wildflowers

by Jesse Lewis, M.S.


Innumerable switchbacks guide our way steadily up towards the 14,000 foot Chele-la, one of the highest road passes in Bhutan linking the Paro and Haa Valleys. Having reached mid way the temperature has dropped and the vegetation changed. Where before...
October 9, 2018
		
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Tanzania
Wildlife Management Studies
Student Post

Tanzania: Stunning, Connected

by Ashlyn Heniff


Now that we’ve spent over a month in Tanzania, this is the first time many of us have traveled somewhere and truly felt like more than just tourists. Everything we learn both in and outside of the classroom is interconnected...
October 9, 2018
		
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Australia
Rainforest Studies
Student Post

A Design Student in the Rainforest

by Izabela Clarke


A Design Student in the Rainforest: Gaining a Broader Understanding of Material Development and Research   During the summer program at the SFS Center for Rainforest Studies in Australia, students prepare a research proposal as a culmination of the course,...
October 9, 2018
		
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Panama
Tropical Island Biodiversity Studies
Faculty Post

Tourism and Indigenous Communities in Panama

by Leon Mach, Ph.D.


Can an entire Indigenous community benefit from tourism visitation? The UN estimates that Tourism is now one of the world’s largest industries and employs one out of every ten workers worldwide. In my EPSV class this semester, we have discussed...
September 27, 2018
		
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