You probably would not expect a giant yellow bear welcoming you into an airport, well... maybe you would, but definitely not one that is balancing a light on top of its head! This is not only the first monument I saw of Doha's airport, but it was also the needle of the compass. Note: whenever you are looking for something in the Doha airport (restrooms, elevators, gate, hotels, etc), they will give you directions in reference to the large yellow bear. At least it...
Courtney's CCF Trip
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Yesterday, I was in the clear: There were clear skies, and all the snow had melted. Today, I wake up to a canceled 10:40 flight. Luckily, the airline has scheduled me to take a flight out at 3:30 this afternoon free of charge. I will still arrive in Namibia at the same arrival time. Let's hope that this flight won't be canceled! Here is a trip tip: The $5 to $17 dollars of flight insurance is always worth it.
The countdown before departure has begun! I will be departing from the Detroit airport on Friday at 10AM! To celebrate this, my friends and family gathered for a Bon Voyage Party, and I created a powerpoint of collected image, facts, and information on Namibia, the Cheetah Conservation Fund, and of cheetahs generally. It was inspiring to see people learn something new and take interest in what I am interested in and aspire to be. I will attempt to publish that po...
Unlike many students who take a term or semester to study abroad, I will be interning abroad; the difference is that I will be working under an organization instead of taking classes at another university. The Cheetah Conservation Fund was founded in 1990 by Dr. Laurie Marker because of a steep decline in the cheetah population by half (an approximate loss of 7,000 cheetahs). Their loss would have negatively influenced species diversity, ecosystem services, and m...