Study Abroad in Nicaragua

Matt Florez Start Date: Nov 9, 2017 - End Date: Feb 26, 2018
  • Cultural Exchange
  • Educational/Research Trip
  • Study/Degree Abroad
  • Managua, Managua Department, Nicaragua
  • Granada, Granada Department, Nicaragua
  • San Ramón, Matagalpa Department, Nicaragua
  • La Escalera, Matagalpa Department, Nicaragua
  • Selva Negra, Matagalpa Department, Nicaragua

My Travel Story

by: Matt Florez Start Date: Nov 9, 2017 - End Date: Feb 26, 2018
  • Cultural Exchange
  • Educational/Research Trip
  • Study/Degree Abroad
My trip to Nicaragua will be to learn about the tropical wildlife and participate in bird and bat mist netting as well as banding both birds and bats. I will also interact with local biologists which will impact my career as it will expose me to the conservation environment that is outside of the U.S. which will help me in my future career as a Wildlife Biologist. I will also get a chance to learn how ecotourism impacts conservation in and how it provides an economic incentive especially in devolping nations. One of my stops is at a shade grown coffee plantation where I will learn how agriculture and nature don't have to always clash.
  • Managua, Managua Department, Nicaragua
  • Granada, Granada Department, Nicaragua
  • San Ramón, Matagalpa Department, Nicaragua
  • La Escalera, Matagalpa Department, Nicaragua
  • Selva Negra, Matagalpa Department, Nicaragua

Updates

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  • Reflections On 2017

    Reflections on 2017
    This year I have been very fortunate, from being able to visit my family in Colorado, to being accepted and attending my first semester at NC State, to learning about and receiving support on my study abroad! I just want to thank everyone for the overwhelming support I've received this year and I'm looking forward to another wonderful year! Here's a pic of a Turquoise-browed Motmot the national bird of Nicaragua!
  • Great First Week!

    Great first week!
    It has been a wonderful first week and I've had so many generous people contribute that I thought this picture of baby bats on a leaf was a wonderful way of looking at the world! Sometimes things you might think are scary have a nice cute side!