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Kenya
Wildlife and Water Studies
Staff Post

10 Reasons to Study Abroad in Kenya

by Lora Doughty


Kenya: A Wild Adventure!   Africa. Few places in the world evoke such pure excitement, with the prospect of seeing large mammals roaming free in their natural habitats - elephants lumbering through the bush, lions dozing in the sun, and...
August 20, 2019
Panama
Tropical Island Biodiversity Studies
Faculty Post

SFS Panama in TCI!

by Carolyn Kovacs, M.S.


Hola! This is a guest post, as I am normally the lecturer in Tropical Coastal Ecology for the SFS Center for Tropical Island Biodiversity Studies in Bocas del Toro, Panama. I was given the opportunity to visit the TCI campus...
July 30, 2019
Bhutan
Himalayan Environment and Development Studies
Student Post

In Search of Understanding

by Helen Dugmore


At 7,000 feet above sea level, the sun is intense. So intense that I can feel it slice through me with the perfect aim of a Bhutanese master archer, neatly cutting my body into nothing more than a cloud of...
July 30, 2019
Turks & Caicos Islands
Marine Resource Studies
Student Post

Being a First-Generation Latino Student in the Turks and Caicos

by Luis Abreu-Socorro


When you look at study abroad programs, do you look to stay culturally educated? Do your parents help you to apply and transition, or do you depend on yourself? My name is Luis Abreu-Socorro, I am a rising sophomore at...
July 30, 2019
Costa Rica
Sustainable Development Studies
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....
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Tanzania
Wildlife Management Studies
Marlowe Starling
Student Post

Saving the World Takes All of Us

by Marlowe Starling


To you, a future SFS student, Hujambo from Tanzania! Here in East Africa, we are studying baboon behavior, recording data on elephants in Tarangire National Park, and placing orders for custom-made clothing made of local kitenge at the tailor in...
June 30, 2019
		
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Turks & Caicos Islands
Marine Resource Studies
Shaianna (Anna) Trump
Student Post

Change Is on the Horizon

by Shaianna Trump


We are on the horizon of a generational change. Nearly everyone in college is a part of what is known as ‘Generation Z’. I like to call us the environmentally friendly generation. From vegans to climate activists, we have it...
June 30, 2019
Tanzania
Wildlife Management Studies
Student Post

A Dream Come True

by Jenni Foshey


Today was the absolute best day of my life. Since I was young, I dreamed about going to Africa to see animals on safari. This dream of mine came true today and I still cannot believe it. I started the...
June 30, 2019
Turks & Caicos Islands
Marine Resource Studies
Faculty Post

Diving into Research

by Franziska Elmer, Ph.D.


Research is at full swing at the Center for Marine Resource Studies in South Caicos. While most of our students are making their first experiences with research, our faculty is making a lot of progress on all fronts of research....
June 29, 2019
		
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Panama
Tropical Island Biodiversity Studies
Staff Post

Bread-Making on the Farm

by Holly Hummel


The Santos farm on San Cristobal is a beautiful, secluded place. I was first invited there this spring when arranging a class trip to learn how to make yani queques (sounds like Johnny cakes). The past few years we went...
June 29, 2019
		
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Kenya
Wildlife and Water Studies
Makenna Kull
Student Post

Final Impressions of Kenya

by Makenna Kull


At the beginning of the spring semester, we asked student Makenna Kull about her first impressions of Kenya. Now, as the semester comes to a close, she shared her thoughts with us again.   What did you like most about...
May 22, 2019
Bhutan
Himalayan Environment and Development Studies
Yuko Nakano
Student Post

Final Impressions of Bhutan: Hatch, Crack, Fly

by Yuko Nakano


  At the beginning of the spring semester, we asked student Yuko Nakano about her first impressions of Bhutan. Now, after a semester in country, we reconnected with Yuko.   What did you like most about the SFS experience? I...
May 8, 2019
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Turks & Caicos Islands
Marine Resource Studies
Lina Beron Echavarria
Student Post

Final Impressions of TCI

by Lina Berón Echavarría


  At the beginning of the spring semester, we asked student Lina Beron Echavarria about her first impressions of the Turks and Caicos Islands. Now, after a semester in country, we reconnected with Lina.   What did you like most...
May 8, 2019
Cambodia
Conservation and Development Studies
Jennifer Maiorana
Student Post

Final Impressions of Cambodia

by Jen Maiorana


  At the beginning of the spring semester, we asked student Jen Maiorana about her first impressions of Cambodia. Now, after a semester in country, we reconnected with Jen.   What did you like most about the SFS experience? Interviewing...
May 8, 2019
		
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Turks & Caicos Islands
Marine Resource Studies
Faculty Post

Be A Climate Pirate

by Franziska Elmer, Ph.D.


If you were part of the biggest event in human history, what role would you play?   In the next 12 years we will write history. Each one of us will contribute to the biggest event human history has ever...
May 8, 2019
		
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Panama
Tropical Island Biodiversity Studies
Liz Walker
Student Post

Final Impressions of Panama

by Liz Walker


  At the beginning of the spring semester, student Liz Walker shared her first impressions of Panama. Now, after a semester in country, we reconnected with Liz.   What did you like most about the SFS experience? My favorite experience...
May 7, 2019
		
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