Aero: Ana Northrop – Costa Rica 2016 – Life at Home

… One of the most significant things I noticed about families in Costa Rica is the large amount of love they show publicly.  The children lock arms with their parents or hug them at an older age where here in the U.S it wouldn’t be considered “cool” to do that in public.  Here that could […]

Aero: Alysa Halsey – Costa Rica 2016 – Life at Home

… Before leaving for the trip, I honestly didn’t think too much about what it would be like to live with a host family; I had enough to worry about. Nevertheless, the sooner it got to meeting them at the airport, the more real it became, and the more worry I felt. Despite my sudden […]

Aero: Brianna Cardina – Costa Rica 2016 – Life at Home

… Life at home was the same, yet different. We all ate food together, chatted with each other about our days, and went to bed at decent times. But we had new foods, a language barrier, and an earlier bed time. … … In the mornings, we were waken up at 6 AM or earlier… […]

Aero: Brianna Jackson – Costa Rica 2016 – Life at Home

… Living with a host family in Costa Rica was one of my biggest concerns. I was worried about living with complete strangers, who didn’t speak English, in a foreign country that I had never been to. I didn’t want to make the wrong impression, doing something that would offend them, and so on. I […]

Aero: Tiffany Bane – Costa Rica 2016 – Life at Home

… My host family was amazing, and very loving. Our host mother was always asking the four of us in the house if we needed anything to be more comfortable and were always trying to feed us. Of course we were always ready for food. By the time we got up in the morning, there […]

Aero: Alaiza Dominguez – Costa Rica 2015 – Life at Home

Aero: Alaiza Dominguez – Costa Rica 2015 – Life at Home … … I was terrified to stay with a host family. That is the only part of the entire trip that concerned me pre-departure. It was to the point where I almost considered not even applying to study abroad because I was too scared to […]

Spanish Vocabulary: Weddings

… Identify Spanish Vocabulary: Weddings el vocabulario español: las bodas Words and phrases used to celebrate weddings. Celebrate events with people all around the world. … Connect LEAF Spanish Grammar: Nouns – Basics … Study el anillo : ring El anillo es de oro. The ring is made of gold. la boda : wedding La boda es […]

Spanish Vocabulary: Mother’s Day

… Identify Spanish Vocabulary: Mother’s Day el vocabulario español: el día de las madres Words and phrases used to celebrate Mother’s Day. Celebrate events with people all around the world. … Connect LEAF Spanish Grammar: Nouns – Basics … Study la abuela : grandmother Ella es mi abuela. She is my grandmother. el almuerzo : lunch Vamos afuera […]

Spanish Reading Selections: The Habsburg Family Tree

… A word about reading texts in their original language: This is freaking hard! Yup. Languages can be complicated! Can’t I just use Google translate on this stuff and read it in English? I guess you could… Then why should I read this? Because reading texts like this can accelerate your language learning. So, what […]

Spanish Reading Selections: Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety

… A word about reading texts in their original language: This is freaking hard! Yup. Languages can be complicated! Can’t I just use Google translate on this stuff and read it in English? I guess you could… Then why should I read this? Because reading texts like this can accelerate your language learning. So, what […]