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Excavations

Tonight (well, yesterday now), around 6:30 p.m., most of the turtle team for Keys beach and two volunteers from North Friars met at North Friars to excavate a nest that had hatched the night before. North Friars hatching rate is much, much higher than that of Keys and I had…
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Thoughts Upon Return

Upon returning, I was very glad that I chose to go on this study abroad program to China and very thankful to have had this possibly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. From the Great Wall of China to the Pearl Tower to the Leifeng Pagoda to the Terra Cotta Warriors, I saw so…
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Thoughts While in China

First of all, as a food scientist, I want to talk about the food. I tried so many different things in China. A lot of it was great, some of it was ok, and some of it I didn’t care for. I got to try so many exotic things, including…
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China: Pre-Departure Thoughts

I found out that that I was supposed to write a pre-trip blog post three days before leaving. Needless to say, I didn’t have time to write anything. So, I thought I would just share some of my pre-trip thoughts and emotions now.   I was so very excited to…
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Home Sweet Home

Now that I have returned home from 3 weeks in France, Spain, and Italy, I am honestly able to say that this trip has been one of the best decisions I have made! The group of people I was with were absolutely the best, we all got along and became…
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Mid Study Abroad in Toulouse, Fr

Despite the fact that this is not my first trip to Europe, France took awhile to get used to! Between the jet lag and the language barrier the first few days really pushed me outside of my comfort zone, especially when it came to the dreaded task of ordering food…
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Wait… are we camping?

So, when I first signed up for the Avian Biology Maymester in Costa Rica,  I thought that the Poultry Science Department was going to have us out in the middle of the jungle of Costa Rica. I was convinced that we would be spending the entire 3 weeks looking for…
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