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Arriving

I was very excited to begin my study abroad. I did not feel very nervous, because I had no idea what to expect since it was my first time traveling internationally. It was a little intimidating when I first arrived in Italy to order food since I knew only about…
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The Hike

During my Avian Biology trip in Costa Rica my class would hike every day to enjoy nature and find elusive birds however, one hike in particular stood out from the rest. The purpose of this hike was to reach the lodge at the Karen Mogensen Nature Reserve. This hike occurred…
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The Search for the Nest

During my time in Costa Rica I saw many different bird species however, one species, in particular, stood out to me – the Ornate Hawk Eagle. This bird did not only stand out because of its beauty but, because of the journey that had to be made to see it….
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How Studying Abroad Impacted Me

Traveling to Costa Rica has definitely taught me a multitude of things. I learned the names of over a hundred bird species. I learned about the history and culture of Costa Rica. I also learned that I am absolutely not cut out for intense hiking. On this trip, I especially…
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