Not too long ago, I was experiencing my 'firsts' here in Costa Rica. My first visit to Heredia, my first meal prepared by my mama tica, my first time going to the university, my first times talking and dancing with Ticos, and my first time seeing all my SOLmates. Now, I am living my 'lasts' … Continue reading Life is short, live it well
I can't believe that I've already been in Costa Rica for three weeks. That is half of my stay here. I have seen, experienced, and learned so much. And it's not just by being a tourist - I try to be a part of the culture and life of the country. However, the nature and … Continue reading Opportunity doesn’t knock twice
Within my SOL program, I have a Spanish class for three hours every morning. I chose Advanced I, but before starting the program, I had no idea how my Spanish level would be evaluated. However, I discovered that Advanced I would be a review of most of the verb tenses, plus a little bit of … Continue reading You learn something new every day
Saludos de Heredia, Costa Rica. I have officially been here for almost two weeks now, and it’s even better than I imagined. I arrived on Saturday, June 23rd after a flight cancellation, changes for both flights, and only running on about two hours of sleep. Sure, I was completely exhausted but the key, according to the Ticos, is to drink mucho café. Also, for those of you who do not know, I am going to be a senior at the University of Evansville in the fall. I am a double major in Spanish and International Studies, so I am lucky enough to be on my second study abroad experience. However, this one is completely different than the first.
For example, it is my first time living with a host family and believe me, it’s a wide gap between basically living in a boarding school and living with someone you…
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When I arrived in Costa Rica, everything was new. I had to navigate a whole new world in a language and culture completely different from my own. Thankfully, I had two SOLmates with me on the second leg of my flight and later, in my house, I had my roommate to help me, but we … Continue reading And so the adventure begins!