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UGA - Warnell - Discover Abroad: Fiji: Ecotourism and Sustainability : Testimonials (Nadi)

The following program testimonial responses have been selected for publication by Education Abroad
Final Reflection Questions
What were the most significant take-aways from your experience?
I really enjoyed the home stay because I learned a lot of Fijian culture first hand
— Caroline Beldon, Summer 2016
What were the most significant take-aways from your experience?
I learned that there is a difference between authenticity of culture and tourists' perception and expectations of that culture. Additionally, I learned that there are many sustainable practices that can be put in place to ensure that ecotourist resorts are actually living up to their name.
— Emily Gronlund, Summer 2017
What were the most significant take-aways from your experience?
The Fiji program gave me insight into how little we really NEED and how much we waste in our daily lives. We always have so much food in our pantries, air conditioning on, and a hot shower waiting for us; All of which were no where to be found in Fiji.
— Cara Steinocher, Summer 2017
How did the experience impact you and your future educational/career/personal goals?
It made me appreciate what I have in my life, and it made me more conscious as a global citizen.
— Alexander Sztejnberg, Summer 2016
How did the experience impact you and your future educational/career/personal goals?
I definitely feel more humble and appreciative of everything in my life. I also love thinking "what is my honestly family doing right now in Soso village?" And it makes me appreciate my current life even more.
— Caroline Hurst, Summer 2017