Wildlife Conservation in South Africa & Costa Rica
DONE BY: Anonymous | High School '13 | Wesleyan U. '18
HOW OPPORTUNITY WAS FOUND: goabroad.com
https://www.goabroad.com/providers/african-impact/programs/african-big-5-wildlife-conservation-project-108826 and https://www.gooverseas.com/volunteer-abroad/costa-rica/global-vision-international/22203
LENGTH: 4 months (two months in each location)
LOCATION: South Africa and Costa Rica
PERSONAL GROWTH: ★★★★★
KIND OF PERSONAL GROWTH MOST EXPERIENCED:
I learned to be alone and be responsible for myself. I experienced what a true adventure felt like and gained a ton of independence and more perspective. The world suddenly seemed attainable to see.
DESCRIPTION OF WORK/ACTIVITIES DONE:
In both places I helped collect research. This was done by either driving in a safari car and filling out data sheets and later inputting them into a computer, or taking night walks on beaches to observe and mark sea turtle egg laying.
Just do it. Scare yourself.
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MOST MEANINGFUL LESSON TAKEN AWAY: