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 […]

Terra: Bon Appétit – France

What comes to mind when you think of France? It’s the history, perhaps? Or is it the language? Maybe you think of the culture. Personally, I think of a very specific part of French culture that is dear to both my heart and stomach. You guessed it – food.  … … Let’s begin by discussing […]

Aero: Kelsey Castro – France 2015 – My Expectations

As a relatively inexperienced traveler, I am looking forward to the new opportunities that this trip to France will bring me. I often think about the fact that I was born in the United States of America, and how sheltered many Americans are from the rest of the world. Living here, it is very easy […]

Aero: Emma (Reno) Bondi – France 2015 – My Expectations

What to expect in a foreign country. I wish I could ask myself this question the same way I did four years ago, before my first trip to France, when the culture shock was greater and the world bigger in my young eyes. There will undoubtedly still be a culture shock, since it has been […]

Aero: Kimberly Gage – France 2015 – My Expectations

I know is that this is an opportunity of a lifetime, waiting for me to open the door to a new experience in my life. I cannot remember the last time I told myself to do something daring and to explore my surroundings away from my comfort zone. This experience will fulfill my lifelong wish […]

Aero: Ayla Sandifur – France 2015 – My Expectations

The fact that I have this opportunity to travel to France is absolutely insane to me. I still haven’t fully processed that I will be in a foreign country in a matter of no time. This is an amazing opportunity that I couldn’t pass up and I could never forgive myself if I didn’t take […]

Terra: A Whole New World – Paris, France

Traveling overseas for the first time is a very exciting experience for me. Of course, the second and third times are great too, but the first time has a certain je ne sais quoi, a newness, that the other times don’t. I embark on my journey to France as an American who grew up in […]

Terra: Sur le Pont d’Avignon – Avignon, France

“Sur le pont d’Avignon, on y danse, on y danse…” Do you recognize this song? Whether you do or not, there’s a good chance you’ve heard it before. It refers to a bridge in Avignon, France called “Pont Saint-Bénézet.” I am lucky enough to see this bridge in person on my trip to the Provence […]