Aero: Brianna Jackson – Costa Rica 2016 – Travel

… Traveling was one part of this cultural experience that I wasn’t worried about. Getting into the country wasn’t as bad as I thought it would have been. If anything, it was easy. Spending roughly five hours on a plane wasn’t pleasant, but it was bearable. Arriving in country was easy and simple as well. […]

Aero: Brianna Jackson – Costa Rica 2016 – Biodiversity

… Biodiversity in a wider scope refers to the variety of life on the entire planet. Costa Rica, and Nicaragua are certainly rich in their biodiversity. They both have a variety of plants and animal life that were extremely protected by the government. During the trip we visited volcanoes, lagoons, a wildlife habitat, mud pots, […]

Aero: Brianna Jackson – Costa Rica 2016 – Food and Dining

… The food and dining in Costa Rica was one of the best aspects of the cultural experience. Breakfast and dinner was usually shared with my fellow classmates at our host family home, and unfortunately, our host family members never ate with us, instead making sure that we were all settled and had enough to […]

Aero: Brianna Jackson – Costa Rica 2016 – City Life

… The city of Alajuela was where we were most of our time, and it was nothing like I expected. I was expecting it to look like New York City, or something similar, with big skyscraper buildings, all fancy and gleaming. What I was introduced to however was a small city that was very welcoming, […]

Aero: Brianna Jackson – Costa Rica 2016 – Life at Home

… Living with a host family in Costa Rica was one of my biggest concerns. I was worried about living with complete strangers, who didn’t speak English, in a foreign country that I had never been to. I didn’t want to make the wrong impression, doing something that would offend them, and so on. I […]

Aero: Brianna Jackson – Costa Rica 2016 – Learning the Language

… Living in a country for two weeks, where the language is not one that I am fluent in, was certainly a culture shock. It was very overwhelming at first, and very hard at times to try and communicate with the people of Costa Rica. The most difficult experience concerning the language had to be […]

Aero: Tiffany Bane – Costa Rica 2016 – Epilogue

… This trip was one that was worthwhile. I had so many great experiences that just went above and beyond my expectations that I had going into this trip. I had so many things I was nervous about for this trip and now I realize I had nothing to be nervous about. … … Traveling […]

Aero: Tiffany Bane – Costa Rica 2016 – Travel

… During the trip, I experienced many forms of travel. I have taken airplanes, buses, and taxis all before, but international travel is quite different. … … For me, international travel via airplane was very similar to traveling within the US on a plane. One difference between international and domestic travel is that when you […]

Aero: Tiffany Bane – Costa Rica 2016 – Biodiversity

… There are microclimates within Costa Rica, it could be sunny and warm on one street or cold and foggy on another. We experienced this when we went from warm Alajuela to the cold area where the Volcano Poas is. Near the volcano the climate is foggy and colder than the climate in Alajuela which […]

Aero: Tiffany Bane – Costa Rica 2016 – Food and Dining

… The food in Costa Rica is similar to food in the United Sates, but it is prepared differently. The one place that I got to see where the food was made was at my home. When I was up in time in the mornings, I would watch my host mother make breakfast. Almost every […]