Back from Belize, Changed…student reflections on the UCF GIS study abroad experience.

Back from Belize, Changed. “There ain’t no journey what don’t change you some,” David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas It’s the Monday morning after our UCF GIS Belize study abroad experience. Now we’re back in the United States and working hard on finalizing the Belize mapping projects. Our hearts are also heavy for the victims of this Read more about Back from Belize, Changed…student reflections on the UCF GIS study abroad experience.[…]

To Boldly Go….student reflections from by Rhena South, UCF Sociology MA Student

To Boldly Go… A Blog post by Rhena South, University of Central Florida Sociology M.A. Student “I have come to accept the feeling of not knowing where I am going. And I have trained myself to love it. Because it is only when we are suspended in mid-air with no landing in sight, that we Read more about To Boldly Go….student reflections from by Rhena South, UCF Sociology MA Student[…]

The Top 5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Study Abroad, as told by Mandi Barringer, Sociology PhD student, on our study abroad trip in Belize.

The Top 5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Study Abroad as told by Mandi Barringer, Sociology PhD student, from our study abroad trip in Belize. If you’re not ready to transform your life then you’re not ready to study abroad. The experience abroad challenges students to examine their own beliefs and values, forcing them to step Read more about The Top 5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Study Abroad, as told by Mandi Barringer, Sociology PhD student, on our study abroad trip in Belize.[…]

From Sea to Land: “Nothing of significance is ever accomplished in the world without passion.” – Carlos, tour guide

We’ve had a tremendous couple of days and have stayed busy with both work and team building activities.  Belize are two blogs from graduate students: Nick Altizer and Alexis Yohros. Reflecting on their beginning of the weekend….by Nick Altizer, UCF graduate student. Yesterday it happened. Time moved as swiftly as the coastal winds and before Read more about From Sea to Land: “Nothing of significance is ever accomplished in the world without passion.” – Carlos, tour guide[…]

Garbage warriors map debris with a purpose on Caye Caulker, a day four blog post by high school student Mathew Sandoval at Ocean Academy on Caye Caulker. 

On June 1st and 2nd , 2016 the University of Central Florida and Ocean Academy joined forces to map marine debris along the beautiful coast of Caye Caulker, Belize. The purpose of this was to help find the root of the problem by creating a well-rounded map in order to help facilitate the most effective Read more about Garbage warriors map debris with a purpose on Caye Caulker, a day four blog post by high school student Mathew Sandoval at Ocean Academy on Caye Caulker. […]

Debris mapping with Ocean Academy, day three update

Here’s an update on yesterday, day three, from first year undergraduate student, Taylor Hanus! — With an early start to the day, we began by heading over to the Ocean Academy to meet with students who were helping us collect data. It’s safe to say that everyone was excited for the first day of data Read more about Debris mapping with Ocean Academy, day three update[…]