Aero: Annie Livingston – Costa Rica 2015 – Epilogue

Aero: Annie Livingston – Costa Rica 2015 – Epilogue … … There is a quote by Eleanor Roosevelt: “Do one thing every day that scares you,” and that is what I kept thinking of while I was abroad in Costa Rica. Every day I did things that were exciting and fun, and every day I […]

Aero: Annie Livingston – Costa Rica 2015 – Learning the Language

Aero: Annie Livingston – Costa Rica 2015 – Learning the Language … … When I was in Costa Rica, I was always surrounded by Spanish, and it was a weird feeling at first. As I looked around the city, I noticed signs, posters, advertisements, and even graffiti all written  in Spanish. I remember one of […]

Aero: Autumn Clearwater-Day – Costa Rica 2015 – Learning the Language

Aero: Autumn Clearwater-Day – Costa Rica 2015 – Learning the Language … … When I was around my host family, I was constantly thinking of Spanish words to form into sentences. Some words came easier than others; I easily used “si”, “gracias” and “¿Como estas?” multiple times throughout the day. I was eager to expand […]

Aero: Autumn Clearwater-Day – Costa Rica 2015 – City Life

Aero: Autumn Clearwater-Day – Costa Rica 2015 – City Life … … Throughout my trip I saw the diverse areas in Costa Rica. There were cities, towns, and villages that were completely different. When I was with my host family I lived in the city of Alajuela. This city had many streets that divided Alajuela […]

Aero: Autumn Clearwater-Day – Costa Rica 2015 – Biodiversity

Aero: Autumn Clearwater-Day – Costa Rica 2015 – Biodiversity … … When I first looked out the plane window when arriving to Costa Rica I noticed all the mountains. Costa Rica is filled with hills and mountains, most of our trips were driving up windy roads up the mountains. The first trip was to Arenal […]

Aero: Autumn Clearwater-Day – Costa Rica 2015 – Epilogue

Aero: Autumn Clearwater-Day – Costa Rica 2015 – Epilogue … … My expectations of Costa Rica had been proved incorrect and correct. My fear of living with my host family turned out to be my most cherished experience in Costa Rica. The memories I have made in Costa Rica with my host family will never […]

Aero: Kevin Urbaitis – Costa Rica 2015 – City Life

Aero: Kevin Urbaitis – Costa Rica 2015 – City Life … … The cities and villages were very different from their United States counterparts. I will base most of my reflection off of the city of Alajuela, where I spent the most time. The first thing that was completely new and different to me was […]

Aero: Kevin Urbaitis – Costa Rica 2015 – Learning the Language

Aero: Kevin Urbaitis – Costa Rica 2015 – Learning the Language … … Visiting a country where English is not the main language was a completely new experience for me. Prior to arriving in Costa Rica, I had only been learning and practicing Spanish for a rather short period of time, around four months or […]

Aero: Kevin Urbaitis – Costa Rica 2015 – Food and Dining

Aero: Kevin Urbaitis – Costa Rica 2015 – Food and Dining … … Before coming to Costa Rica, I was worried about what I would be having to eat during my time spent there. I am not the biggest fan of Spanish food, especially beans or rice, which I had heard is the staple of […]

Aero: Kevin Urbaitis – Costa Rica 2015 – Biodiversity

Aero: Kevin Urbaitis – Costa Rica 2015 – Biodiversity … … One of the most interesting things about Costa Rica was all the different biodiversity that existed in such a small country. Costa Rica is around the same size as West Virginia, yet holds thousands and thousands of different plant and animal species across a […]

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