While Abroad
Jul26

While Abroad

The first emotions I experienced after arriving in Bali, Indonesia were excited, but also quite nervous. Arriving at midnight, taking a cab in an unfamiliar city, and concluding that I might die on the seemingly unregulated roads left me feeling terrified as well. When the sun rose the next day, I felt more at ease and happy to finally be at my destination. I met more of my fellow students and my host family, and explored the city of...

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Upon Return
Jul26

Upon Return

After 35 hours of traveling, I arrived in my home-town airport. There were so many different thoughts running through my head, such as excited and relieved to be back home and also overwhelmed by the change in scenery. It took about a week to get used to being back; the first few days were challenging because I went from constantly being surrounding by people, walking long distances in the heat, and living in a developing country to...

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Pre-departure
Jul24

Pre-departure

I chose to study abroad because I wanted to gain field experience in primatology, so the program I chose was the perfect fit. Several factors led to my decision to attend the Balinese Macaque Ethnoprimatology Field School, such as the right timing, the length of the program, the location’s high level of safety, my familiarity with the professors, and of course the fact that I will get to study macaques! In preparation for my trip, I...

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