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Aero: Alyssa Davis – Costa Rica 2013 – Family Life

Aero: Alyssa Davis – Costa Rica 2013 – Family Life In order to evaluate the home life of most Costa Ricans it is important to understand first that families are as wide and varied as they are in the United States. Couples seem to be as common as singles and divorcees, while newborns are just […]

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Aero: Patricia Wallace – Costa Rica 2013 – Life at School

Aero: Patricia Wallace – Costa Rica 2013 – Life at School While walking into the classroom on the first day, I realized I had no idea what to expect.  I took out my notebook as I would have done for class back in the States.  For the most part, our Spanish class consisted of just […]

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Aero: Patricia Wallace – Costa Rica 2013 – Family Life

Aero: Patricia Wallace – Costa Rica 2013 – Family Life Living with a host family was a very unique aspect of this trip.  I had the opportunity to live with the wonderful Mayra for sixteen days.  If you imagine the most motherly and caring woman you know, multiply that by two and you would get […]

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Aero: Stephanie Strassner – Costa Rica 2013 – Biodiversity

Aero: Stephanie Strassner – Costa Rica 2013 – Biodiversity In Costa Rica we had the opportunity to travel around a bit and see the different climates and animal life.  In Rochester we get all four seasons; summer, winter, spring, and fall.  In Costa Rica we learned that they have basically two seasons, the dry and […]

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Aero: Stephanie Strassner – Costa Rica 2013 – Food and Dining

Aero: Stephanie Strassner – Costa Rica 2013 – Food and Dining The food in Costa Rica is different from anything I would normally eat at home on a regular basis.  Rice and beans.  There was always rice and beans.  I’ll be honest and say that it is not my favorite thing to eat but rice […]

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Aero: Stephanie Strassner – Costa Rica 2013 – City Life

Aero: Stephanie Strassner – Costa Rica 2013 – City Life Oh, the city life in Costa Rica.  The first thing I noticed in Costa Rica were the buildings along the streets.  Almost every house and store had bared entrances with locks, and most had barbed wire along any fencing they had.  In my home town, […]

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Aero: Stephanie Strassner – Costa Rica 2013 – Family Life

Aero: Stephanie Strassner – Costa Rica 2013 – Family Life It was definitely an experience living with a host family.  I come from a household of six people.  There is always something going on and it is usually noisy and we are always on the go.  This is the environment that I grew up in.  […]

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Aero: Stephanie Strassner – Costa Rica 2013 – Life at School

Aero: Stephanie Strassner – Costa Rica 2013 – Life at School During our trip to Costa Rica we attended a Spanish class.  This class covered the basics of the Spanish language; different tenses and how to conjugate words, everyday vocabulary, and it emphasized the importance of repetition and speaking.  It was only our group of […]

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Aero: Kasey Wesley – Costa Rica 2013 – Life at School

Aero: Kasey Wesley – Costa Rica 2013 – Life at School Life at school was very different from what I expected.  I assumed we would be attending a regular university rather than a private school.  We were the only ones in our class other than our first day and the last day when Marcos arrived.  […]

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Aero: Kasey Wesley – Costa Rica 2013 – Food and Dining

Aero: Kasey Wesley – Costa Rica 2013 – Food and Dining Within my host family we had breakfast around 7:30 and had dinner around 6:30-7 each night. Some nights we had rice, beans and tortilla and other nights we had steak and mashed potatoes.  For breakfast we would have apple or orange juice, fresh fruit […]