The smell struck us as we stepped off of the bus, welcoming us to Terra Viva (“Living Earth”), a small, sustainable farm located at Monteverde, Costa Rica.
Happy New Year! As we transition into 2017 and prepare for a busy spring semester, we pause here to acknowledge the recent accomplishments of CCV students, faculty, and staff.
MONTPELIER, Vt. – Community College of Vermont (CCV) Director of Admissions Adam Warrington was awarded the Jerry E. Flanagan Service Award by the Consortium of Vermont Colleges (CVC) at their annual conference on January 12. The award is given annually to a CVC member who has shown exemplary leadership within the field of college admissions […]
MONTPELIER, Vt. – This spring, Community College of Vermont (CCV) will continue its partnership with the Vermont Department of Libraries to support six Job Hunt Helpers, CCV work study students who are available to help library patrons search for and apply to jobs and career opportunities. Beginning this month, students will once again be available […]
MONTPELIER, Vt. – This spring, Community College of Vermont (CCV) will launch its Certified Public Bookkeeper (CPB) program, which provides a nationally-recognized credential in the field of accounting. The program expands the reach of the College’s workforce education initiatives by providing additional pathways to employment while filling labor gaps in Vermont’s accounting industry. The […]
Our tour guide, Diego, recommended a tour of a butterfly garden, which also had a variety of insects. When we arrived, we met with a very eccentric but charming woman, Brianna, who unveiled the insect collection.
CCV student David Demasi has spent a lot of time thinking, reading, and talking about outer space. He has detailed hypotheses about counteracting Martian gravity, shielding astronauts from cosmic radiation, and achieving warp. He’s even been to NASA.
For the second day in a row, we woke to the sounds of rain tapping on the pavement outside our rooms; at times the rain fell thick and heavy, forming quick puddles. After a reluctant goodbye to our temporary home in the rainforest, our journey continued to the next phase: between the volcanoes Poas and Barva to the drier Pacific side of Costa Rica.
9:00 a.m. January 5, 2017
We are now on the Sarapiqui River tour surrounded by iguanas, crocodiles and Jesus Christ…Jesus Christ lizards, that is.
Study Abroad in Costa Rica is underway! Join us this month on CCV Now for updates from the field. We’ll be posting photos, blog entries, and more as students explore beaches and rainforests, study songbird migration and conservation practices, and experience the culture of this unique Central American country.