Becca’s Story – The Bahamas, J-Term 2019
B.S. Biology – Class of 2019

What she would like other students to know:
The Tropical Marine Biology course was one of the best courses I have taken at PLU and it merged two of my favorite things, biology and the ocean. I got to learn about a topic or a species and then go out in the field and see that species in the wild, how cool is that?

A piece of advice to future study away students:
Don’t be afraid to go outside of your comfort zone, you might end up finding something you love. When we were there, we went out night snorkeling and I was petrified, but I took a deep breath, calmed myself down, and went for it, and I am so glad that I did. That night I saw so many amazing organisms and I was amazed by all of the things happening in the ocean at night!

What surprised her about studying away:
I was surprised by how close our group got on the trip, we became our own little Bahamas family and I made a lot of really close friends on this trip that I will be in touch with long after I leave PLU!

San Salvador, Bahamas - January 13, 2019