Aero: David Whitt – Costa Rica 2016 – Travel

… Firsts started happening immediately for me when we started traveling, as I had never even stepped foot in an airport prior to the trip, so every single thing in the airports were firsts! Something interesting to me was that they had snacks and beverages on the plane. I thought people always bought their own […]

Aero: David Whitt – Costa Rica 2016 – Biodiversity

… The weather in Costa Rica in January is absolutely amazing! Personally, prior to this trip, I had never been even to the south in January, so this was the first time in my life that I had ever seen January so hot. Another first was wearing sunscreen in January. Obviously, with it being so […]

Aero: David Whitt – Costa Rica 2016 – Food and Dining

… I am generally viewed by most of my family as a fairly picky eater. I don’t typically like to try different things and I usually eat just the basic food (meats, vegetables, fruits, etc.) With that said, the eating part of the trip was one part that really worried me. When we got to […]

Aero: David Whitt – Costa Rica 2016 – City Life

… At home, I live in the middle of the City of Canandaigua, so I am used to city life, but city life in Alajuela was much different. A couple major differences was that Alajuela is much louder all times of the day, had heavier traffic, and it is much harder to cross the roads. […]

Aero: David Whitt – Costa Rica 2016 – Life at Home

… My host family was Maria Marta and Big Marco, and their two sons Marco and Daniel. Walking into the house, we realized that the house was very beautiful! Very neat and tidy, spacious, and had a beautiful backyard with plants all around. They immediately gave an impression that they were very friendly and family-oriented, […]

Aero: David Whitt – Costa Rica 2016 – Learning the Language

… Leading up to the trip, I knew that the biggest challenge for me would be communicating in another language. In Middle School and High School, I struggled in every Spanish class I took, so that gave me a sense that I would be in for a struggle. When we arrived at the airport, after […]

Aero: David Whitt – Costa Rica 2016 – My Expectations

… To be honest, I don’t really know what to expect. First and foremost, a big part of me going on this trip is to get out of my comfort zone, so my biggest expectation would be to get the opportunity to get out of my comfort zone and do things I normally wouldn’t do, […]

Folium: No Bones About It – Day of the Dead Is Finding New Life via WSJ

Folium: No Bones About It: Day of the Dead Is Finding New Life One of the Mexican holidays that I have heard a lot about is the Day of the Dead. I always thought that this holiday was nothing more than the Mexican version of Halloween. This article taught me what the Day of the […]

Folium: 6 Multilingual Benefits via HuffPost

Folium: 6 Multilingual Benefits via HuffPost I have been a foreign language teacher for 15 years and the complaint that many of my middle and high school students have is “Why do we have to take this class?” I always share with them that taking a foreign language can help you with your other classes […]

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