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My graduation research on trees and arthropods in South Africa

This week I will tell you all about another step I had on my road to Africa. To finish my bachelor I had to do a graduation research, a thesis or dissertation. Different countries, different names. I wanted to find my own placement to do my research and, of course, preferably in Africa. After many many emails and a lot of time later I found …

My bachelor internship in down under Australia

The first half of 2019 I spend in Australia, I was here for an internship that I did for my bachelor in Tropical Forestry. I did my internship in Uganda first but decided to stop it. I will tell you more about that later. For this internship, I stayed in Cairns, Queensland for four months and in that time I was working for Cairns And …

My amazing Erasmus exchange in beautiful winter wonderland Norway

My experience as an exchange student As part of my bachelor, I went on an Erasmus exchange to Norway. It is pretty clear by now that I like to go abroad for new adventures. So, I was looking throughout Europe for an interesting exchange program. I also looked for Erasmus exchange programs to do outside of Europe, but the costs for this were so high …

The ultimate goal to achieve in my nature conservation career

‘What do you want to be when you are old’ The question that you asked, and got asked, countless times when you were a child. And what did you answer? Teacher? Mom? Firefighter? I would have never guessed at that age I would say ‘working on nature conservation in Africa’. But yes, that is what I want to do when I am old. My goal …

My four years towards graduating for my nature-related bachelor study

Bachelor of Science in Tropical Forestry After I went to Madagascar and fell in love with the tropical nature and its inhabitants, I decided that I wanted to study nature conservation. Not any nature conservation, but focused on the tropics. I found the study ‘Forest and Nature conservation’, on a small green university of applied science, and instantly knew that this was the study I …

The start of my big dream to work and live in tropical Africa

Why do I want to work in nature conservation? Why am I dreaming of a life in Africa, when I have everything I could dream of here in The Netherlands and in Norway? Why would I give up all the luxuries we have here in these ‘rich’ countries? Why do I want to move so far away from my family and friends? Why do I …