Costa Rica – Ecological Engineering in the Tropics

MSU / UCR – December 15-29, 2012

What I didn’t expect to learn on study abroad

Everyone was expecting to learn about ecosystems, engineering, and Costa Rica, but what are some other things you were surprised to learn?

How to take notes anywhere!

Mariana and Dimitri take notes while on a tour of rice production fields.

Mariana and Dimitri take notes while on a tour of rice production fields.

Don't forget to use the parking brake!

Don’t forget to use the parking brake!

Packing 101

Packing 101

Take notes in Packing 101 orientation. When they give you a packing list and say to pack light as you will have to carry your bag anywhere and everywhere – they really mean it… Check out those wheel marks…

Be willing to get up and out during travel!

I didn't expect to have to get out of the bus to travel over bridges at EARTH.  Better safe than sorry!

I didn’t expect to have to get out of the bus to travel over bridges at EARTH. Better safe than sorry!

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