Aero: Katie Zawisa – Costa Rica 2014 – Biodiversity

Aero: Katie Zawisa – Costa Rica 2014 – Biodiversity For never being off of the East Coast of the U.S. and only going south of Kentucky three times in my life, I’d say this biodiversity was a new experience. Volcanoes, lagoons, rainforest, cloud forest, more forests and THE PACIFIC OCEAN! The Pacific Ocean, finally! Yea, […]

Aero: Katie Heubusch – Costa Rica 2014 – Biodiversity

Aero: Katie Heubusch – Costa Rica 2014 – Biodiversity Buffalo is notoriously frigid with boatloads of snow during the winter. Costa Rica was a nice escape. I think people sometimes underestimate how beautiful the United States is. The biggest problem is, several people are not privileged enough, or are too ignorant to travel to see […]

Aero: Katie Heubusch – Costa Rica 2014 – Food and Dining

Aero: Katie Heubusch – Costa Rica 2014 – Food and Dining Oh my gosh. The food. Food was a huge part of the Costa Rican experience. I am a vegetarian, and I have been for five years. I thought it might be difficult to get by, and sadly I had to break my no-fish eating, […]

Aero: Katie Heubusch – Costa Rica 2014 – City Life

Aero: Katie Heubusch – Costa Rica 2014 – City Life Life in Alajuela was very different from what I’m used to. I come from Buffalo, but I live in a suburb so I’m well immersed in city life, but I live in a quiet neighborhood with fairly large houses. The population of my city with […]

Aero: Katie Heubusch – Costa Rica 2014 – Family Life

Aero: Katie Heubusch – Costa Rica 2014 – Family Life Living with a host family was the best, and most important part of this trip for me. Living with my host father Marco, host mother Maria Marta, and host brother Marco was the most enjoyable and educational piece to this crazy puzzle. This experience allowed […]

Aero: Katie Heubusch – Costa Rica 2014 – Life at School

Aero: Katie Heubusch – Costa Rica 2014 – Life at School School in Costa Rica was definitely different than any Spanish class I have ever taken. At first glance, the school looked like a store. I was confused when we walked into the small building that had an office, restrooms, and four-five classrooms at the […]

Aero: Kelsey Burbank – Costa Rica 2014 – City Life

Aero: Kelsey Burbank – Costa Rica 2014 – City Life The city life in Costa Rica is very different from what I have seen in my life. Everything is very close together and the main point of the town in the park and the Church which lies in the center of the town. That is […]

Aero: Kelsey Burbank – Costa Rica 2014 – Family Life

Aero: Kelsey Burbank – Costa Rica 2014 – Family Life In going on this trip I liked the fact that we were not just going to be staying at some hotel like all other trips do. I like the fact that we were going to be completely immersed into the Costa Rican way of life. […]

Aero: Kelsey Burbank – Costa Rica 2014 – Food and Dining

Aero: Kelsey Burbank – Costa Rica 2014 – Food and Dining The food that you see down is Costa Rica is very different from what we see here in the United States. Most of the meals served in Costa Rica come with rice and black beans. One of the most popular dishes that you see […]

Aero: Kelsey Burbank – Costa Rica 2014 – Biodiversity

Aero: Kelsey Burbank – Costa Rica 2014 – Biodiversity The beauty of Costa Rica is seen mostly through the biodiversity that Costa Rica has. There are so many different ecosystems wherever you go. While in Costa Rica I was able to see many of the different types of ecosystems and all the different plant and […]