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Aero: Patricia Wallace – Costa Rica 2013 – City Life

Aero: Patricia Wallace – Costa Rica 2013 – City Life Looking back I still find it hard to wrap my head around the fact that there were no street names in Alajuela.  In addition, that means there are no addresses like there are in the U.S.  Directions are given by well-known landmarks and the numbers […]

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Aero: Patricia Wallace – Costa Rica 2013 – Biodiversity

Aero: Patricia Wallace – Costa Rica 2013 – Biodiversity We couldn’t have asked for any better weather for our trip. Even when we were at elevations over 10,000 feet we didn’t get a drop of rain or experience any fog.  When we weren’t in the mountains, the temperature lingered around 80 degrees.  It was comical […]

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Folium: How to Save a Dying Language via Smithsonian

Folium: How to Save a Dying Language via Smithsonian I honestly had no idea that anyone still spoke Aramaic, and even more surprising that the few that do are living in Chicago! Aramaic, for those who are uninitiated in ancient middle-eastern languages, is believed to be the language of Christ. There are many examples and […]

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Folium: Cows “Moo” With Different Accents via BBC News

Folium: Cows “Moo” With Different Accents via BBC News This isn’t the first time we’ve discussed the world of animal linguistics, and for reference we illustrated how different languages represent (in writing) the sounds that animals make. However, this is a horse of a different color. Or, um, cow… The BBC, in whom I often […]

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Folium: If You Want A Good Job, You Need More Than One Talent via Lifehacker

Folium: If You Want A Good Job, You Need More Than One Talent via Lifehacker My parents would often tell me stories about growing up in Corning, New York. As recently as a generation ago men would graduate high school, go to work for Corning Glass Works, earn a pension, and hope to retire after […]

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Aero: Shelby Seeley – Costa Rica 2013 – Life at School

Aero: Shelby Seeley – Costa Rica 2013 – Life at School As a future teacher, I was excited to see what schools were like in Costa Rica. Our class size was very small compared to a normal U.S. class. There were only eight of us in the class which made the atmosphere very comfortable. We […]

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Aero: Shelby Seeley – Costa Rica 2013 – Food and Dining

Aero: Shelby Seeley – Costa Rica 2013 – Food and Dining Food is a large part of our daily lives in the United States and it was at the forefront of my mind going to Costa Rica. I absolutely love food and even told my host mom, Marta, this before I even arrived. I have […]

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Aero: Shelby Seeley – Costa Rica 2013 – Family Life

Aero: Shelby Seeley – Costa Rica 2013 – Family Life Family is a very important part of my life so I was super exited to stay with a host family rather than in a hotel. At the same time I was nervous about coming into the lives of an entire family who I knew very […]

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Aero: Shelby Seeley – Costa Rica 2013 – City Life

Aero: Shelby Seeley – Costa Rica 2013 – City Life Living in a foreign country was quite different for many reasons. Costa Rica is such a different setting compared to western New York which was awesome to experience in January! I live in a rural setting in New York so the biggest change was living […]

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Aero: Shelby Seeley – Costa Rica 2013 – Biodiversity

Aero: Shelby Seeley – Costa Rica 2013 – Biodiversity Biodiversity is certainly present and accounted for in Costa Rica! The biodiversity in Costa Rica has certainly had an impact on the people who live there and their environmental consciousness as well. The amazing aspect to Costa Rica is that it is a small country yet […]