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  • The End (of the trip) VT Ecuador 2018
    STUDENT REFLECTIONS FROM THE 2018 VT ECUADOR STUDY ABROAD TRIP The End Our trip is coming to a close. Our final stop was Papallacta, elevation: 10,600 feet. Many of us were thankful the highest elevation was the end, and even though hot springs waited for us just outside ou...
  • Scenery from Ecuador: Mountains and “The Death March”
    STUDENT REFLECTIONS FROM THE 2018 VT ECUADOR STUDY ABROAD TRIP Cloud Covered Perhaps the final hoorah of our trip was a day hike which had earned the name “The Death March”. Yes, I know this sounds like the complete opposite of a good time, but some of my best memories ...
  • A Day in the life: VT Ecuador study abroad at Shiripuno Amazon Lodge
    STUDENT REFLECTIONS FROM THE 2018 VT ECUADOR STUDY ABROAD TRIP   The Shiripuno Amazon Lodge is a privileged, remote location surrounded by miles of unbroken, pristine tropical rainforest and the Yasuni Biosphere Reserve in the Amazon Rainforest in Ecuador.   Besides occasional i...
  • Sensory. Overload. Sights and Sounds from Ecuador
    UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT REFLECTIONS FROM THE 2018 VT ECUADOR STUDY ABROAD TRIP Sounds from the low land rainforest, recorded by Taryn Smith http://www.globalchange.vt.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Low-Land-Rainforest-Sound.m4a Being in the jungle gives you a whole new apprec...
  • Cultural Perspectives: Stories from VT Ecuador Study Abroad
    STUDENT REFLECTIONS FROM THE 2018 VT ECUADOR STUDY ABROAD TRIP   Language Barriers Being in Ecuador made me realize how hard it can be for people to communicate when you don’t speak the same language. It makes you feel as though you are very far from the person speaking the other languag...
  • A place of contradiction: A student’s reflection from the VT Ecuador Study Abroad Trip
    STUDENT REFLECTIONS FROM THE 2018 VT ECUADOR STUDY ABROAD TRIP Written by Mark Feinberg, Undergraduate Student in the Water: Resources, Policy and Management Program within the College of Natural Resources Dried bundles of leaves of Ilex guayusa. (Photo: Anna Premo) This trip has been the best expe...
  • Practicing Patience: A student’s reflection from the VT Ecuador Study Abroad Trip
    Practicing Patience A reflection during the 2018 VT Ecuador Study Abroad Trip Written by Evania Sempeles, Undergraduate Student, VT Biological Sciences Adults repeat the mantra “patience is a virtue” to children in an attempt to control their disorderly behavior from an early a...
  • Update from VT Ecuador Study Abroad
    Greetings from the cloud forest!!  We completed the first leg of our adventure in the lowland Amazon rainforest.  Toucans, tarantulas, hoatzins, scarlet macaws, and caiman…just to name a handful of the species we observed in one of the most biodiverse places on earth. The Shiripuno Lodge m...
  • STUDY ABROAD ECUADOR! Spring 2018
    Dr. Ignacio Moore (BIOL) and Dr. William Hopkins (FWC) are offering “Tropical Ecology & Conservation BIOL 3954/FIW 3954 (6 credits)” in Spring and Summer I 2018. The course is open to all majors. The Spring course will be taught on campus. During Summer I, the class will travel to Ecuador...
  • Ignacio Moore and Bill Hopkins lead a study abroad trip to Ecuador
    From VT News Ten Virginia Tech undergraduate students better hold onto their hats this summer as they plunge down Amazonian river systems into the heart of Ecuador. At the helm of their canoes will be Global Change Center researchers Ignacio Moore and Bill Hopkins. As part of a university-wide effor...
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