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
The last week or so has opened up my mind and heart to explore what is Costa Rica. During the excursion in La Fortuna, I definitely embraced the nature of the waterfall. Just seeing it was amazing. Also, when we got swim in the safe area, it started to pour down. Most people would leave … Continue reading Every Day’s a New Adventure
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!