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Adventures to Ecuador: The Galápagos Islands!

The second portion of our trip included three of the Galapagos Islands: San Cristobal, Santa Cruz, and Isabella Islands! Here, we focused on evolutionary biology and ecology by learning about the adaptations many animals accrued, such as beak shape and size in Darwinian finches and prey specialization in invasive insect…
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Always a Student, Always a Teacher

For most people, the phrase ‘educator’ or ‘teacher’ can seem quite daunting. When we think of topics like ‘school’ and ‘learning’, we tend to think of the traditional student and teacher in a classroom, with the teacher often being someone we see as ‘educated’ or holding some form of advanced…
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Chocolate, Chocolate, and More Chocolate!

I obviously can’t go on a study abroad about chocolate and not talk about chocolate! The purpose of our trip was to learn about the science, history and culture of chocolate. We visited multiple different types of cacao farms, chocolate production factories, we lectured on every part of the process…
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A Fairytale Village

While studying abroad in France, I have gotten the opportunity to visit some of the most amazing places. Among these places, Colmar (the Alsace region), has to be one of my favorites. This region, famously known for its vineyards and beautiful houses, has an incredibly rich history, with many different…
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Living in a Camper Van for a Month?

As a part of my internship, through the International Agriculture Certificate Program, I am completing a month-long internship/work placement in France. Being a student working towards their French minor and having studied the language for over 6 years, I didn’t really feel much fear when embarking on this trip. I…
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A Greek Adventure

Studying abroad in France has given me the opportunity to visit all different sorts of places, including those outside of the country. While on break from my university, a couple other students and I flew to Thessaloniki and visited Nea Kallikrateia, where we tried local cuisine, got a view of…
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