Life in the Field


Conservation and Development Studies
Student Post

What's the Food Like in Cambodia?

by Jesse Gross

Rice. Honestly, I should probably just stop my post right there. Rice is so integral to what it means to be Cambodian, that rather than greeting each other with the traditional hello, people often ask, “Tao neak nyam bai te?”...
September 27, 2018
Turks & Caicos Islands
Marine Resource Studies
Faculty Post

Drinking Wine with Mermaids

by Franziska Elmer, Ph.D.

In the first weeks of the program, SFS students are busy getting accustomed to their new home: to field station life, the local culture, the local climate and also the local flora and fauna. The first few weeks of Tropical...
September 26, 2018
Himalayan Environment and Development Studies
Faculty Post

In the Footsteps of the Divine Madman

by Jesse Lewis, M.S.

Descending the 10,170 foot (3,100 m) pass of Dochu-la the towering trunks of Himalayan Hemlocks and spruce rise out of the cool misty air. Ferns, orchids and wispy strands of moss hang from the trees as we tunnel through dense...
July 18, 2018
Costa Rica
Sustainable Development Studies
Student Post

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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