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Return Home

On the last day of this excursion I was more than excited to return home. All that Costa Rica had to offer was fully engrossed within me. From the vast blue oceans and rivers to the green forested and mountainous terrains to the plethora of wildlife species I was overwhelm…
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Pre-Departure

Starting college was a very difficult time for me. I am from a small town and have gone to the same school with the same people my whole life. You would think I should have been ecstatic to leave and start at UGA with everything it had to offer but…
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Academic Impact

The purpose of the Avian Biology study abroad program was to invite students to not only gain a new cultural experience in multi-diverse world but to place us into the heart of the country itself and indulge in the wildlife around us. Allowing us to see these marvelous creatures in…
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After the Return: Avian Biology

As much as I enjoyed my time abroad, by the end of a 20-day trip, returning to the United States was a welcomed change. Costa Rica was gorgeous with its impressive mountain ranges, untouched beaches, and abundance of avian species, but it was also significantly different that the life that…
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