Aero: Marriah Gough – Costa Rica 2015 – Learning the Language

Aero: Marriah Gough – Costa Rica 2015 – Learning the Language … … Before attending this trip, the term Spanish had not been in my vocabulary or mindset since sophomore year in high school. During that time, I was finishing up my third year of classes, preparing for the final assessment, the regent’s exam. When […]

Aero: Mary Erb – Costa Rica 2015 – Biodiversity

Aero: Mary Erb – Costa Rica 2015 – Biodiversity … … The facet of Costa Rica I heard about most before going there was its biodiversity and weather. Of course these things were fawned over and applauded, so my expectations were quite high. I had seen many phenomenal photos, but photos can’t always convey the […]

Aero: Mary Erb – Costa Rica 2015 – City Life

Aero: Mary Erb – Costa Rica 2015 – City Life … … When I was thinking about how my stay in Costa Rica would be before we departed, I was almost positive that in terms of the cities and towns we would be frequenting, there would be much more to offer there than the places […]

Aero: Mary Erb – Costa Rica 2015 – Epilogue

Aero: Mary Erb – Costa Rica 2015 – Epilogue … … Like for many aspects of this trip, it feels difficult to adequately put into words how meaningful and positive this trip has been. Saying we got to experience life with a host family and live in a different country, go hiking in cloud forests, […]

Aero: Mary Erb – Costa Rica 2015 – Food and Dining

  Aero: Mary Erb – Costa Rica 2015 – Food and Dining … … From the offset of the trip, one of the aspects of being in Costa Rica I most looked forward to was the exploration of food I thought I would partake in. I can’t really say I was worried, since I’ve always been fond […]

Aero: Mary Erb – Costa Rica 2015 – Learning the Language

Aero: Mary Erb – Costa Rica 2015 – Learning the Language … … My biggest concern about staying in a foreign land for a while was easily the language barrier. I was glad I at least had a bit of Spanish experience, but I knew the range and scope of Spanish conversations I could have […]

Aero: Autumn Clearwater-Day – Costa Rica 2015 – Life at Home

Aero: Autumn Clearwater-Day – Costa Rica 2015 – Life at Home … … The first day in my host family’s home I was so nervous, pacing back and forth. Mayra told us, “mi casa es su casa”, “my house is your house” and that was exactly how it was. The very first day I took […]

Aero: Annie Livingston – Costa Rica 2015 – Travel

Aero: Annie Livingston – Costa Rica 2015 – Travel … … I visited four different airports traveling to and from Costa Rica. I really am not a big fan of airplanes, so the actual FLYING part was nervewracking and I had to figure out ways to deal with that, but I enjoyed the busy airport […]

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

Aero: Autumn Clearwater-Day – Costa Rica 2015 – Travel … … I never traveled internationally. It would be a new experience that I thought might be a little confusing. On the plane we had to fill out a sheet to present once we landed in Costa Rica. After boarding off the plane we had to […]

Aero: Kevin Urbaitis – Costa Rica 2015 – Travel

Aero: Kevin Urbaitis – Costa Rica 2015 – Travel … … Packing for the Costa Rica was tough because I was not sure really what clothes I would need and what I would not need. I wanted to have clothes for whatever situation I may face while in Costa Rica but I also didn’t want […]

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