Costa Rica 2014

Aero: Meagan Hilsdorf – Costa Rica 2014 – My Expectations

Aero: Meagan Hilsdorf – Costa Rica 2014 – My Expectations When I think of Costa Rica I imagine beautiful tropical rainforests with exotic plants and animals, warm sandy beaches, coffee and hearing Spanish everywhere you turn and lots of friendly faces. This is why when I first heard of FLCC’s Spanish study abroad program it […]

Costa Rica 2014

Aero: Ashley Hager – Costa Rica 2014 – My Expectations

Aero: Ashley Hager – Costa Rica 2014 – My Expectations When I think of Costa Rica, I think of sun, sand, and beaches. When I heard about the Costa Rica Study Abroad Program, the first thing on my mind was being somewhere other than New York in January when it is cold outside. It was […]

Folium: Culturally Unique Breakfasts From Around The World via MyModernMet

Folium: Culturally Unique Breakfasts From Around The World via MyModernMet Pancakes and bacon…waffles with whipped cream…donuts…a spread of eggs and home fries with a side order of biscuits with sausage gravy; is there any meal more comforting than breakfast? Grab your guidebook and head out to enjoy breakfast in a foreign land.  Whatever time zone […]

Folium: The Dying Art of the Bullfight via Fathomaway

Folium: The Dying Art of the Bullfight via Fathomaway ¡Olé! Spectators chant this exuberant cheer to show their appreciation during bullfights.  To this day, bullfighting remains a popular spectacle in Portugal, Southern France and numerous regions in Spain. Bullfighting has existed since ancient times.  The oldest evidence of bullfighting is a wall painting, dated approximately […]

Folium: Must-Know French Words For The “Facebookholique” via TransparentLanguage

Folium: Must-Know French Words For The “Facebookholique” via TransparentLanguage I hope *tu aimes* (you *Like*!) this fresh learning idea!  What better way to immerse yourself in a new language than to become part of the massive global conversation taking place in the realm of social media. Taking a class to learn a language isn’t enough.  […]

Folium: Vegan Travel Tips via VegNews

Folium: Vegan Travel Tips via VegNews Traveling is an adventure for everyone.  Between jet lag and dragging luggage, a travel experience can be daunting.  The best way to prepare for these challenges is to research before you leave.  This is especially true for vegan travelers.  As a vegan or vegetarian eater, you not only have […]

Terra: Goodlight Books, Alajuela Costa Rica

It’s purple, which in most places would make it stand out. However, this is Costa Rica, and forget about using a street address. It’s a few blocks north of the Cathedral. Greenery drapes over the walls and gates as a single sign hangs above the street. It’s unassuming, unpretentious. It’s a bookstore. Yet it’s more. […]

Terra: Alajuela, Costa Rica

I can’t think of a single, monolithic reason to visit Alajuela, yet every time I visit I find something worth the effort. … … Alajuela, like so many other Costa Rican cities, resides as an extension of San José, another arm of the urbanization of the Central Valley. In fact, by flying into Juan Santamaría […]

Terra: Bullfighting in San José, Costa Rica

Bullfighting evokes images of sequin-studded matadores in full regalia, sword in one hand and cape in the other. It is an intricate ballet, a dance with death. While recently conflicted with changing perspectives on animal cruelty, the sport lives on as a grisly testament to the triumph of man over beast. In Costa Rica, none […]

Folium: There’s No Place Like Someone Else’s Home via USAToday

Folium: There’s No Place Like Someone Else’s Home via USAToday Click your ruby heels together three times and say, “There’s no place like home.”  Even in far-flung and fabulous Oz, Dorothy missed the comforts of her dwelling … a common experience for all travelers.  There really is no place like home—certainly not a hotel.  But […]