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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?
Program Testimonials
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?
Program Testimonials
Spending a week in a country as foreign and obscure as Fiji was an extremely humbling experience, it taught me the value of being in an impoverished country and seeing how people from different cultures live.
— Alexander Sztejnberg, Summer 2016
What were the most significant take-aways from your experience?
Program Testimonials
I loved getting to experience the Fijian village and being able to snorkel right on the shore of our beach
— Makenna Gray, Summer 2017
What were the most significant take-aways from your experience?
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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?
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Gave me priceless perspective on the world and an entirely new appreciation for little things in life like clean drinking water and hygiene
— Caroline Hurst, Summer 2017
What were the most significant take-aways from your experience?
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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?
Program Testimonials
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?
Program Testimonials
The experienced impacted the things that I will consider in the future as I travel such as ensuring the preservation of the area's culture as well as its natural environment.
— Emily Gronlund, Summer 2017
How did the experience impact you and your future educational/career/personal goals?
Program Testimonials
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