LATE NIGHTS & EARLY MORNING FLIGHTS

Erika Whithead Major: Communication studies Program:International Perspectives on Interracial Communication in Costa Rica I think we should start this post off with complete honesty, my sleep habits pre-departure are always horrible. Despite my best intentions, I never go to bed on time prior to travel. As a result, here I am, sitting at the airport…

Living With My Host Family

Lindsay Warriner Major: Biomedical Science Dept of Spanish Program in Costa Rica Hands down one of the best parts about studying abroad is living with a host family. You eat together, play games together, watch sports together, go out together; they’re basically your family away from home! Living with a host family is one of…

Togetherness is the key to everything!

Austin Tilley Major: Nursing Program: Pura Vida: Health & Healthcare in Costa Rica During my time with my host family, I was able to overcome many of my communication barriers. My host family said I became easier to understand and have a nice fluent accent. When I arrived, I was still having to use google…

Novice Mistakes Young Travelers Make

Annika Ehrig Majors: Spanish & Sales and Business Marketing Program: Department of Spanish Program in Heredia,Costa Rica I haven’t been around as long as many of my favorite travel-influencers have been but, after traveling to my 10th country I’ve learned a lot and want to share it with anyone who wants to start traveling internationally…

Making a Difference in Costa Rica

  Kelly Sabo Major: Spanish Department of Spanish Program in Costa Rica Although ticos are very shy, once you get to know them they are some of the most loving and caring people that you will ever encounter. The majority of our mamá ticas (Costa Rican moms) absolutely love cooking. Food is most definitely their…

Returning From Pura Vida

Alexis Frazier Major: Psychology Communication and Ethnography in the Dominican Republic During my time with my host family, I was able to overcome many of my communication barriers. My host family said I became better to understand and have a nice fluent accent. When I arrived, I was still having to use google translate at…

Differences in the Classroom

Kelly Sabo Major: Spanish Department of Spanish Program in Costa Rica While studying here in Costa Rica I am attending Universidad Latina de Costa Rica. The classes that I am taking abroad are Advanced Spanish 1, Advances Spanish 2, Latin American Literature and Latin American Civilization and Culture. All of the classes are with other…

Coffee & Cultural Comparison in Costa Rica

Austin Tilley Major: Nursing Pura Vida: Health & Healthcare in Costa Rica, Spring Break During my stay so far in Costa Rica, my host family has been amazing and had been making the most appetizing meals! Thus far, my favorite breakfast was with a sliced Papaya, which I had never tried before being in Costa…

Commuting in Costa Rica

Kelly Sabo Major: Spanish Department of Spanish Program in Costa Rica Since arriving here in Heredia, Costa Rica two major differences that have stood out to me is the restaurant experience and the methods of transportation. Most restaurants have options for both indoor and outdoor seating which I love. It’s definitely not something you come…

Deciding to Study Abroad

Austin Tilley Major: Nursing Pura Vida: Health & Healthcare in Costa Rica, Spring Break Today I am leaving for Costa Rica to study abroad for 8 days. I have never been to Costa Rica, but have heard a lot of good things. I was going to wait until summer to go on the Amsterdam trip…

Getting Around in Costa Rica

Lindsay Warriner Major: Biomedical Science Dept of Spanish Program in Costa Rica Here in Costa Rica I live with a host family in the little neighborhood of La Esperanza, which literally translates to “hope” (how cute is that?!). I think it’s in the perfect location because it’s within walking distance to the university, downtown Heredia,…

Comida Típica

Kelly Sabo Major: Spanish Department of Spanish Program in Costa Rica I have been in Costa Rica for just under a month now and I am confident that the food here has been one of my favorite parts of living here. There are so many varieties of fruit here that are not commonly found in…