El Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a cultural event that is celebrated at the very beginning of November in various parts of Latin America, to honor those ancestors who have moved on to the afterlife by making altars filled with their loved one's favorite foods and drinks, sugar skulls and specific … Continue reading Early November adventures – Heredia, C.R.
As the month of October is winding down, I want to reflect a bit on my time here! During our time here, one of the top destinations that was constantly mentioned to us was Monteverde, a small mountainous town on the northern part of the Puntarenas province that houses a number of cloud rain forests … Continue reading Costa Rica: October 16th – Oct 30th
One of the most magnificent things that Sol Education Abroad has done that is included in my program is the inclusion of supporting, promoting and learning about local organizations that are deeply passionate about the problems they are trying to fix. The vast biodiversity that exists within the multitude of ecosystems in Costa Rica is … Continue reading Early October adventures in Costa Rica
The last week of September marked an important landmark in my time here in Costa Rica since I officially finished up my first class at ULatina! On our way to Manuel Antonio National Park (as described in my last blog post), we did make a quick stop at Playa Jacó to take some pictures but … Continue reading CR: 9/24 – 10/2
This past weekend, marked my third weekend in Heredia, Costa Rica! My first week consisted of learning how to get to my campus, unpacking my luggage, ensuring that I was on track in my classes and creating bonds with my host family. I was a bit nervous leaving the states as this was the very … Continue reading Recap of my first two weeks in Costa Rica!