French Vocabulary: Idioms Related to the Life Cycle

… Identify: French Vocabulary: Idioms Related to the Life Cycle le vocabulaire français: des expressions idiomatiques reliées au cycle de vie Idioms are fixed expressions with a figurative meaning. Learn to use idioms related to the life cycle to sound more like a native speaker of French. Study: avoir le démon de midi to have […]

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: Ana Northrop – Costa Rica 2016 – City Life

… Most of the cities in Costa Rica we saw if not all of them are centered on a church and a park.  The church faces east which is how directions are given by people who live there.  There are not really any street names so you go by blocks and direction from the church […]

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: Alysa Halsey – Costa Rica 2016 – City Life

… I’ve lived in the country almost my whole life, and for the most part, I’ve enjoyed it. But just like anything else, there are advantages and disadvantages to living away from the city. Granted, I get a lot of quiet time and slow traffic. But on the downside, if I want to go shopping […]

Aero: Sarah Warner – Costa Rica 2016 – Life at Home

… Although I love to travel and have stayed away from my family for weeks to months at a time, I still had a few nerves about staying with a foreign family for a couple weeks.  I wanted them to like me, and I certainly did not want to come across as rude or ignorant.  […]

Aero: Sarah Warner – Costa Rica 2016 – City Life

… When I think of Costa Rica/Nicaragua and “city life” the first thing that comes to my mind is the driving. I think every time I was in a motor vehicle in Alajuela I was scared for my life. I told my host brother Daniel countless times that I could never drive where he lives […]

Aero: Brianna Cardina – Costa Rica 2016 – City Life

… Life outside of the house was quite different than what I experienced at home in the US. I’ll start with talking about – quite literally – the outside of the house. There was no front yard or back yard on ours, and many of the others. The house was small, and only two floors […]

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