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Who said it was all about birds?

When I was getting ready to come to Costa Rica, I knew that there were 3 things I absolutely intended to see. #1 was a Quetzal– a colorful bird that is resembled largely in the Mayan Culture. #2 was none other than the sloth. #3 was a Tapir– a large mammal that seems…
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Post Trip!!

Costa Rica was amazing. I never knew I could see so many bird species in one place. Although I am tired from my trip, I am enjoying showing off all of the pictures I took to my friends and family. I have a picture of a sloth that I saw…
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During the trip!!!

Because we had limited internet and computer access, I was unable to post while I was actually in Costa Rica but this entry comes from the journal I took on the trip.  As we landed in San Jose, I could not help but notice how the street lights looked from…
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First Live Leatherback Hatchling!

Over a week ago, high school students from Washington, D.C. began spending a few hours each night on patrol with us on the beach. Last night was their last night. At first, I was a bit worried about the whole ordeal. You never know how over ten high school students…
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I’m in China…what’s next!

I have been in China for five weeks and I would say that it has been an experience. Usually when people travel to a different country they experience what you would call a culture shock…in my opinion I have not experienced that. Yes, there are many things here that are different…
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Before I left

I decided to spend my spring semester in Beauvais, France during the fall semester.  I never really stopped to think about what it would be like to be gone for three months while everyone at home carried on with their lives.  The people you talk to before always say “Studying…
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After the Return

So I am now back in the United States after spending three weeks in Costa Rica on the Avian Biology study abroad there. Ever since I have gotten back I have been extraordinarily tired from my journey. Despite this I have travelled back to Athens to continue taking more classes….
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Post-Trip

Home sweet home. After 21 days in Costa Rica, I’m back in Georgia. Looking back on the trip, it flew by; I can’t believe it’s already over! The highlight of the trip for me was being able to see so much of the country in such a short amount of…
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