Learning new things
Aug01

Learning new things

A study abroad program that’s only three weeks long seems very short. It doesn’t seem like you would get a lot out of it. However, my experience in Belize learning about reef systems and conservation management truly taught me a lot. I also learned a lot about myself. Field experiences truly helped me see how what I learn in the classroom can apply in real life. My goal was to learn about regional and environmental planning. In my...

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Going without expectations
Aug01

Going without expectations

Study abroad is a great opportunity to learn something different. Studying abroad has been a big part of my university experience. I have gone twice already, both times to China. My focus has always been on language-learning. This time, I’m doing something different. I will be participating in a field experience in Belize and learning about conservation through the first-hand experience. I am very excited but also nervous. My goal...

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Class on the Beach
Aug01

Class on the Beach

I have always loved learning, but being in school can somethings make that hard. I’m a senior and reflecting on all those years in school, classwork, homework, assigned readings can all seem like busywork. They take seem to make learning a chore. It’s really hard to see why you’re doing all this work. So, having this field experience for my last class undergraduate class ever has been a breath of fresh air. This trip is about the...

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