Studying abroad has been a big goal of mine for years. I’ve thought about studying in the rainforests of South America, in the savannahs of Africa or in the bustling cities of Europe, but Belize never crossed my mind. I always imagined saving wild animals or working with conservationists, but after previous experience within the Rutgers farm, I’ve decided that working with large animals is my calling. I can’t wait to gain hands-on experience and an understanding of veterinary practices, not only within the United States, but internationally as well.
I’m petrified to be going on a plane by myself, but I know this is all part of the experience. I can’t wait to meet all of the other students and instructors, as well as the animals we’ll be caring for! Hopefully this trip brings me not only a better understanding of my field, but great times with great people as well!