Aero: Katie Zawisa – Costa Rica 2014 – Life at School

Aero: Katie Zawisa – Costa Rica 2014 – Life at School When I was told that I’d be taking a Spanish class while in Costa Rica, I got nervous. I was picturing, what I think of as a typical classroom, chairs and desks all in rows with the teacher at the chalkboard and at least […]

Aero: Katie Zawisa – Costa Rica 2014 – Food and Dining

Aero: Katie Zawisa – Costa Rica 2014 – Food and Dining Food was plentiful in my house. After every meal I felt like I needed a nap because I was so full I swore there was no way I would be able to walk. Rice was eaten at breakfast, lunch and dinner. The whole time […]

Aero: Katie Zawisa – Costa Rica 2014 – Family Life

Aero: Katie Zawisa – Costa Rica 2014 – Family Life Have you ever meet people who were just so intoxicating, you couldn’t help but like them right away? Well that was my family. I lived in a house with Sharon Salas, her father and mother, “Mama-tita.” My host mother was Sharon but by the time […]

Aero: Katie Zawisa – Costa Rica 2014 – City Life

Aero: Katie Zawisa – Costa Rica 2014 – City Life This city fit like a glove for me. I’ve always had that piece of me that’s wanted to live in a city but never thought I could make it in huge and expensive New York or Boston. Colorful buildings that are typically 1-2 stories high […]

Aero: Katie Zawisa – Costa Rica 2014 – Biodiversity

Aero: Katie Zawisa – Costa Rica 2014 – Biodiversity For never being off of the East Coast of the U.S. and only going south of Kentucky three times in my life, I’d say this biodiversity was a new experience. Volcanoes, lagoons, rainforest, cloud forest, more forests and THE PACIFIC OCEAN! The Pacific Ocean, finally! Yea, […]

French Vocabulary: Kitchen-Related Verbs

Identify: French Vocabulary: Kitchen-Related Verbs le vocabulaire français: les verbes liés à la cuisine  Learning to talk about the home can help you communicate your living accommodations to others! This can help you get things fixed around the house, or can help you identify something that you need, or tell someone where you are! (La maison – […]

French Vocabulary: Household Chores

Identify: French Vocabulary: Household Chores le vocabulaire français: les tâches ménagères Common verbs express day-to-day activities. Use these verbs, and others like them, to take care of the home. Study: Learning to talk about household chores can help you communicate your living accommodations and responsibilities to others! This can help you work around the house, or […]

French Vocabulary: Family Members – Extended

Identify: French Vocabulary: Family Members – Extended le vocabulaire français: les membres de la famille élargie French has a term for every family member. Forge stronger relationships and bonds with people. Study: Learning about French family members (la famille) means knowing the foundations of French-speaking people and culture! The family is often the core of […]

French Vocabulary: Places in the City – Shopping

Identify: French Vocabulary: Places in the City – Shopping le vocabulaire français: les endroits dans la ville – les achats If you want to travel to French-speaking cities around the world, you’ll need to know what things are called. Learning the names of places around the city will give you the independence to explore the […]

Aero: Katie Heubusch – Costa Rica 2014 – Biodiversity

Aero: Katie Heubusch – Costa Rica 2014 – Biodiversity Buffalo is notoriously frigid with boatloads of snow during the winter. Costa Rica was a nice escape. I think people sometimes underestimate how beautiful the United States is. The biggest problem is, several people are not privileged enough, or are too ignorant to travel to see […]

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