Aero: Emma (Reno) Bondi – France 2015 – Family Life

Aero: Emma (Reno) Bondi – France 2015 – Family Life … … My daily routine was as follows, and denoted in the twenty-four hour system. For weekends, take away class time and replace it with an excursion. Though I honestly could have gone to bed any time I wanted (it’s not like host mom gave me […]

Aero: Emma (Reno) Bondi – France 2015 – Life at School

Aero: Emma (Reno) Bondi – France 2015 – Life at School … … What fun to be back in high school, a place I vowed never again to return and had made every effort to depart from at my earliest convenience. Life at school felt rather relaxed. Kids have lockers, which they may share with […]

Aero: Alaiza Dominguez – Costa Rica 2015 – Travel

Aero: Alaiza Dominguez – Costa Rica 2015 – Travel … … Traveling was truly a breeze. I really psyched myself out about it but in the end when all was said and done everything went accordingly. None of my belongings were missing except for a pair of shorts I lost in Arenal, airport security didn’t […]

Aero: Alaiza Dominguez – Costa Rica 2015 – Food and Dining

Aero: Alaiza Dominguez – Costa Rica 2015 – Food and Dining … … Costa Rica has so much to offer, especially when it comes to food. Between pizza slices bigger than my head and a host mother who insisted on me carrying empanadas out the door- I was never hungry in Costa Rica. Every dining experience […]

Aero: Alaiza Dominguez – Costa Rica 2015 – City Life

Aero: Alaiza Dominguez – Costa Rica 2015 – City Life … … We traveled to a handful of cities and villages and although all of them had things in common none of them gave the same experience. There were various ways to get from place to place and they were all interesting in their own […]

Aero: Alaiza Dominguez – Costa Rica 2015 – Life at Home

Aero: Alaiza Dominguez – Costa Rica 2015 – Life at Home … … I was terrified to stay with a host family. That is the only part of the entire trip that concerned me pre-departure. It was to the point where I almost considered not even applying to study abroad because I was too scared to […]

Aero: Alaiza Dominguez – Costa Rica 2015 – Learning the Language

Aero: Alaiza Dominguez – Costa Rica 2015 – Learning the Language … … Despite already having a little bit of a background knowledge with the language there were a few bumps in the road. Among them were dialect, the speed at which some folks spoke, and my big ol’ American accent. Overall it was pretty easy […]

Aero: Alaiza Dominguez – Costa Rica 2015 – Biodiversity

Aero: Alaiza Dominguez – Costa Rica 2015 – Biodiversity … … Costa Rica is the home of some of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. It’s very easy to see how much Costa Ricans care for their country. The biodiversity and respect for the environment is one of many things pulling me back […]

Terra: French Immersion – France

Immersion – this is a word that anyone who’s ever studied a foreign language has heard. It is tough to reach a certain level of mastery before being immersed in the language you’re studying, meaning that everyone around you is speaking that language. … … For me, that language was French and my way of […]

Terra: Le Louvre – Paris, France

Le Louvre- one of the world’s largest museums. It is home to some of the finest works of artists such as Leonardo Da Vinci, Claude Monet, and Auguste Renoir. There are sculptures, paintings, drawings, and countless other works of art. Also, Le Louvre is home to lots of ancient art and artifacts- both European and […]