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This photo depicts a sunset in Granada, Nicaragua with some of my best friends, after a day of studying the effect of tourism on local economies.
February 16, 2018

By Rosemary Nicholson (BioRenewable Systems—BioProducts option major) "Is sustainable development possible? How to bring sustainability home?"

Cutting out pieces from plastic bins and tires with other students to insure the valves on the biodigestor are air-tight.
February 8, 2018

By Haley Stauffer Major in BioRenewable Systems, Minors in International Agriculture and Spanish. "There are few things I cannot resist in my life and the country and people of Costa Rica is at the top of the list."

The crater of the Poás Volcano in central Costa Rica, approximately 9,000 feet above sea level.
June 6, 2016

After traveling to Costa Rica and seeing how others live, I realized changes I can make in my own life to have a better impact in this world.

Teaching fifth grade students about agriculture
October 17, 2014

While my third experience in Costa Rica didn’t offer nearly the same community as my previous trips, I was able to overcome adversity and challenges to develop personal skills and an overall beneficial experience.

June 17, 2013

In the eight days I was in Costa Rica I learned more about sustainability and the environment than I could have in a full semester class.

Calves at EARTH University
April 23, 2013

Overall this journey to Costa Rica was amazing and I don’t want to change a single thing about it. We saw so many incredible things, met so many people and really learned what it means to be a good traveler.

August 28, 2012

To sum up Costa Rica in one sentence I would have to say that the people are welcoming, the landscapes are breathtaking, and the culture, food, and activities are perfect! Make the trip!

November 3, 2011

After a year of planning, preparing, and navigating through the study abroad process, I left for Costa Rica for three and half months to study with the School for Field Studies (SFS).

November 3, 2011

I cannot believe ... all of the amazing things I had an opportunity to see.

November 3, 2011

The experiences that I have gone through, I will remember for the rest of my life. The learning experience and life experience was priceless.