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From New York State to the Aloha State

Written by Fuse Staff
10/2/2011

Students help rebuild an ancient stone wall in Hawaii

Some people read guidebooks before going on a trip. Others just get on a plane and go. But IC students who head to the middle of the Pacific for the winter-session course Anthropological Experience in Hawaii have already studied the islands for an entire semester. In Hawaii, the students kept a daily journal, wrote essays, studied tourism, toured ancient temples and coffee plantations, and visited Volcano National Park, where they came meters away from a lava flow. “That’s when the wonderment of Pele, the goddess of volcanoes, really hit home,” says Luka Starmer ’11. “All of us were stretched in so many ways—physically, socially, emotionally, and cognitively.”



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