Reports from the Field

Environmental Research

“This was one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had! The farm was beautiful and truly felt like home even though I was only there for a short period of time (2 weeks). I wish I could have stayed longer. Maarten and Hanneke were so friendly and truly made everyone feel welcome. All the other students and myself became very close very quickly and I made great friends. The work itself was extremely rewarding and felt as though I really was making a difference in the world. One of my favorite projects being done was the reforestation project where I actively participated in re-growing a rainforest (planting trees).

This project will do and already is doing great things for environmental research. The project exceeded any expectations I had. Also, the food was delicious, cooked by a local from the village, and accommodations were very comfortable. I felt safe and at home at all times and everyone was very helpful in coordinating weekend activities. Tapa (our guide, truly the best) brought us to a beautiful waterfall one weekend. I would recommend this to anyone that is passionate about the planet and interested in meeting other people who have that same passion. It was very nice.”


Environmental Research Internship in Costa Rica


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Erika Shook