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An Eye-Opening Experience Abroad

Post contributed by Ethan Heard, Sophomore at Auburn University Over the past month and a half, I have been all over the world. My journey started when I landed in Dunedin, New Zealand, and it ended in Nadi, Fiji. Now I know what you are wondering how that could be…
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January 8, 2019
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Be Good Like the Coconut Tree

Post contributed by Laura Vinzant, Senior in Global Studies The Resourceful Nature of Fijians There are countless things I learned during my four-week journey on the small, North Fijian island of Vorovoro from winding fish lines on bottles to cooking every-day meals. I saw, first-hand, what the gender roles looked…
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October 31, 2018
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Finding a Voice: Hearing the Unheard

Contributed by Mary Jo Berkstresser, Senior, Natural Resource Management As a senior in natural resources management, people keep asking me, “Mary Jo, why this trip? How does living in New Zealand or Fiji help you in the long run?” Well nosy neighbor, this trip is called Sustainability in Action so that…
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September 21, 2018
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My Brother Jona

Post contributed by Dominic Linehan, Freshman in Natural Resources Management I woke up early, around 6 in the morning. My host brother, Jona, was already awake and waiting for me. This was the first time that I saw him in daylight. The night before, he had gone to the mainland…
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September 5, 2018
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Education as Sustainable Ecotourism

Post contributed by Mackenzie Skiff, senior, Global Studies Auburn University’s College of Human Sciences’ Study Abroad to Fiji is a great example of how ecotourism and community development can be reformed in a sustainable way. This past summer I, along with 12 other Auburn students, studied abroad on the island…
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November 1, 2017
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The Poultry Process

Post contributed by Jacob Helf, Student, Interdisciplinary Studies with emphases in Physics, Hunger Studies, and Sustainability Studies Jacob proudly displays some of his handy-work. It was day two of Cegu Farms. I had accepted my role as the kitchen boy after having decided to create a cookbook for the Fijians…
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January 5, 2017
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Cuba: The Great Sustainability Experiment

Post contributed by Kaitlin Robb, Office of Sustainability Intern When I decided to study abroad, I wanted to go somewhere unique. I’ve always dreamt of visiting Greece or Italy, mostly because of the food, but I knew I had one chance to study abroad and needed to choose wisely. When…
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October 4, 2016