Today was a bittersweet day as it was our last full day on this quaint island for our Bonaire Study Abroad program. My roommates and I started off the day with breakfast at Buddy Dive Resort. We took full advantage of the options given from their free breakfast since we knew this would be our … Continue reading Bonaire Study Abroad: Our last day on this quaint island!
Our day on this Bonaire Study Abroad experience started off with two dives in the morning, the sites we visited were “Tori’s Reef” and “Aquarius.” Tori’s Reef was an amazing dive, we saw a Loggerhead Sea Turtle swimming at about 80 feet, the Loggerhead is amazing to see underwater in their natural environment rather than … Continue reading The SPC Bonaire Study Abroad experience opened a whole new world for me!
So far the SPC Bonaire study abroad program has been so special to me, it has by far exceeded my expectations. I feel so lucky to be given this amazing opportunity. Not many people get to wake up and dive everyday and get to see such a healthy coral reef ecosystem filled with so much … Continue reading The SPC Bonaire study abroad program has exceeded my expectations!
Updates from a 2017 SPC Bonaire Study Abroad student: Bon Dia! I still cannot believe we have one more week on this beautiful island. Today’s adventure has been the most hilarious, inspiring, and fear-facing one yet! My roommates and I (Alondra, Jessica, and Molli) felt extremely mature and accomplished today when we walked a quarter mile … Continue reading SPC Bonaire Study Abroad Student Update!
Today is a special day here in Bonaire – Happy birthday professor Fernandes! I started off the day at 6:00 getting breakfast with the professor Fernandes and professor Miller and the rest of my classmates. After that we packed up the vans and went on a dive to a dive site called “Oil Slick” which … Continue reading Diving in Bonaire on our SPC Study Abroad Program!
Getting the opportunity to participate on the Bonaire Study Abroad program is such a blessing, but waking up in Bonaire on your twenty first birthday is the best it gets! I woke up this morning and enjoyed breakfast on the water with some of the best friends I’ve made. As the past few days have … Continue reading Bonaire Study Abroad Adventures continue… Best Birthday Ever!
Oh what a day, finished the last two dives for our Coral Reef Restoration certification in the morning and early afternoon. The staff at Buddy Dive and Coral Reef are some of the most genuinely happy and caring people you will encounter. But the rest of the island is just as friendly and caring about … Continue reading Coral Reef Restoration certification in Bonaire through SPC
Today was day one of our Bonaire Coral Restoration Project and it started with a morning dive at Windsock Beach. I did not get to dive. Unfortunately, I have a sinus infection which lead me to snorkel. Luckily, I still got to explore the reef and all the different organisms living in it. In the afternoon, … Continue reading Bonaire Coral Restoration Project
Today was our first dive day on our Bonaire Study Abroad program, which was so exciting! We saw a variety of beautiful fish, coral and we even had the chance to see a octopus. During our dives we got to explore the waters of Bonaire. An amazing spot we were able to dive was a … Continue reading Exploring the waters on our Bonaire Study Abroad program
My South Africa Study Abroad adventure began early morning at the Tampa International Airport. Conflicting emotions surged through my mind and body, pulling between excitement, anxiety, and wonder. I have never been outside the United States and here I was, heading halfway around the world to South Africa. As soon as my foot met the … Continue reading South Africa Study Abroad: The Truth, Reality, and Beauty