Category Archives: Study abroad

Water Management in Rural India

Before leaving the University of Iowa, I decided to end my undergrad career with a final course in India.  This blog entry recounts my journey with full detail about my experiences in India, a country of contrasts.  Around 3:30 a.m. … Continue reading

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Certificate in Sustainability Growing in Popularity

Enrollment in the Certificate in Sustainability is up to 98 this week, making it the second most popular certificate program at the University of Iowa. Can’t say I’m surprised. Sustainability is a term popping up around campus, in the community … Continue reading

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The Sustainability in Self-Reliance

For most college students, a month-long winter break implies relaxation and recuperation, a time to indulge in the comforts of home, family, and too much holiday food. While I myself share in the appreciation of these sentiments, my winter break … Continue reading

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Antarctica Trip Highlights

My interest in Antarctica started when I was 11 years old. While presenting to my 5th grade class on pH levels, a scientist from the U.S. Geological Survey mentioned his recent trip to a research base in the Antarctic.  As … Continue reading

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Sustainable development in Kerala

Sustainable development was a central theme of the class Eco-sensitive Low-cost Housing in which twenty-four students from all over the United States and parts of Canada participated in this winter break. The class focused on efforts from a non-profit organization … Continue reading

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Providing Low Cost Eco Sensitive Housing

Trivandrum!! I have only been in the coastal city of Trivandrum for a week now, but because of the intensive course, Eco-sensitive Low-cost Housing, I feel like I have been here for a month. The class takes place in the … Continue reading

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