Thailand Journal 2015-2016 by Lauren

Vacation is over and the real reason I've come to Thailand has begun. Tuesday morning my travel partner and I met up with my group in the hotel my class arrived at and we all enjoyed a quiet breakfast together. Because everyone was jetlagged and didn't know one another, very few discussions were had. Once everyone had finished, Dave Smith conducted us to the vans that would take us to our next destination. My partner and I said our goodbyes quickly and my group and I were off!

Thailand Journal 2015-2016 by Francie

The group rose early to get to the MSP airport to catch a 9 AM flight on Delta to Detroit, MI. Everyone made it without a hitch. In Detroit, the next flight was also Delta and it was the long haul to Tokyo. Everyone survived airline food and lots of movies and people started to get to know each other. In Tokyo, it was a quick turn around and then on to the 3rd and final flight to Bangkok. All went well in Bangkok except Donmanic was denied entry into Thailand because, as a Chinese passport holder, he could only enter for 2 weeks; his return ticket, however, was not for another 3 weeks.

Ka Yang - CFANS Study Abroad Program

Term: 
Winter 2016

When I applied to this program, I didn’t realize what an amazing opportunity it would be. I thought it would be a fun trip to Thailand to learn about tigers and birds, but this was more than that. This trip taught me how much work and dedication goes into researching these fascinating animals and has taught me a greater appreciation for wildlife conservation. The 4 am wake up calls for bird banding and the long hikes through bamboo forests for camera traps was always worth every rare animal sighting, every scenic overlook and every bond that had been created.  Eating lunch in different parts of the jungle and riding in a truck over rough and steep terrain is one experience that I will always miss.  Bird banding was a new, challenging and amazing experience since the only experience I have ever had with birds were chickens. These small birds were intimidating to handle, but incredibly beautiful to look at up close.

 

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Thailand Journal 2016-2017 by Lauren

Vacation is over and the real reason I've come to Thailand has begun. Tuesday morning my travel partner and I met up with my group in the hotel my class arrived at and we all enjoyed a quiet breakfast together. Because everyone was jetlagged and didn't know one another, very few discussions were had. Once everyone had finished, Dave Smith conducted us to the vans that would take us to our next destination. My partner and I said our goodbyes quickly and my group and I were off!

Elizabeth Huber - CFANS Study Abroad Program

Term: 
Spring Break 2016

I have always been interested in animals, especially mammals, and as I’ve spent more time in school, the biology of animals continues to interest me. This is why I felt that the Thailand Tiger Conservation and Vertebrate Field Methods study abroad opportunity was perfect for me.

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Joshua Anderson - CFANS Study Abroad Program

Term: 
Winter 2016

My experience in Thailand this past winter break was an eye-opening and amazing experience.

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Tessa Belo - CFANS Study Abroad Program

Term: 
Winter 2016

My experience in Thailand was extremely unique, one that I could not have had if I was traveling on my own to the country. 

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Jessica Taylor - CFANS Study Abroad Program

Term: 
Winter 2016

The study abroad program that I participated in was Thailand: Tiger Conservation and Vertebrate Field Methods.

Simply put, all of my experiences in this program were amazing.

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Emily Newman - CFANS Study Abroad Program

Term: 
Winter 2017

My trip through the CFANS Thailand Tiger Conservation & Vertebrate Fields Methods program was truly a once in a lifetime experience.

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