man walks with umbrella in tropical cloud forest

Tropical Biology: Montane Cloud Forests

What is a tropical montane cloud forest? Montane cloud forests are a relatively rare type of rainforest, occurring on high mountains in the tropics, generally between 2,000 and 3,500 meters….

student stands in rain forest

Tropical Biology: Ethnobotany

What is Ethnobotany? Ethnobotany is the study of plants and how native cultures use plants or trees for nutritional/medicinal needs, shelter, and other useful methods of living. There are thousands of…

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What It’s Like to be Back

Hello everyone, So after breaking down my four week schedule in Spain, I can confirm that it takes about a week and a half to readjust to regular life. I’ve…

Work Hard, Play Hard

I have played sports my whole life and I have always thought of my teams as my family. As the season progresses we always grew close, but GAA football and…

Spain Castle

Un horario de mi vida en España

Hola a todos: I cannot believe that it has already been almost four weeks that I have been living in Valladolid, Spain. To use a majorly over-quoted phrase: “I feel…

Corinne in Ireland for JCC internship

Galway Girl

This past weekend I embarked on an adventure in hopes of finding Ed Sheeran and being his Galway Girl, but instead I made memories I’ll never forget with people I’ll…

Cultural Assimilation – What It Is and Why It’s Fun

Hello all. I’ve been living in Valladolid, Spain for almost two weeks. I’ve taken the first week to assimilate myself into living in another country, which, if you’ve never traveled…

40 Shades of Green

Hello Everyone! I have been in Ireland for a week and a half now and I absolutely love it. While traveling to my new home in Wexford from Dublin I…

Looking Back

I can’t believe these four months of pure bliss are actually over. As I sit here in the Sydney International Airport awaiting my flight back to the states, I realize…

Lauren in Australia

The Final Days in Australia

Wait, only 9 days left here in Australia? How did that happen? Seems like only yesterday I was boarding my plane in Toronto and making my way to this beautiful…