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NEW ZEALAND 2016

COSTA RICA 2015

Students study current issues facing agriculture in New Zealand, a spectacular country full of beautiful scenery, friendly people and innovative farmers.  New Zealand is one of the most agriculturally diverse and efficient countries in the world.  Students will also enjoy the natural beauty of the Canterbury Plains, beaches, Southern Alps, glaciers, hot springs, mountain lakes, and temperate rain forest.  Based at Lincoln University on the South Island of New Zealand, just outside of the city of Christchurch on the Canterbury Plains, students meet farmers, entrepreneurs and agricultural professionals. They also learn about the history and settlement of New Zealand) through excursions to historic stations, farms, the Canterbury Museum and the Arts Centre.

“They really want the grass to produce well so that the animals produce well. They talked about when they cut it and when they grow it, where they grow it, and how they divide up the pasture.”

Jenna Wilson

Student

Today I Met a Boy Who Shows Pigs

Today I Met a Boy Who Shows Pigs

At home Aidan has quite the assortment of animals he cares for. He was one fish, called “Mr. Fish,” and two cats named Gator and Squinchy, who is the “chief of farm police” around his farm.

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Today I Met Rosie

Today I met Rosie, the Recreation receptionist of Lincoln University. Upon entering the Recreation Centre I was greeted by a friendly face peeking from behind the check in desk asking if I needed help. She was completely surprised when I told her I actually was just stopping by to meet a new face around campus.

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While people often say they experienced culture shock when visiting another country, a group of University of Delaware students who studied abroad in Costa Rica this Winter Session say the shock occurred when they got home.

“Everyone in Costa Rica was so friendly and … so happy. It’s a different culture going to the U.S., where people are reserved and keep to themselves. The culture shock was more coming home than arriving at Costa Rica.”

Nate Harlan

Student

Monteverde Adventures

We were able to see a variety of hummingbirds, the resplendent quetzal, and coatis. This hike gave us the opportunity to see a lot of the endemic species to the area.

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Costa Rican conservation

While people often say they experienced culture shock when visiting another country, a group of University of Delaware students who studied abroad in Costa Rica this Winter Session say the shock occurred when they got home.

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