Aero: Kimberly Gage – France 2015 – My Expectations

I know is that this is an opportunity of a lifetime, waiting for me to open the door to a new experience in my life. I cannot remember the last time I told myself to do something daring and to explore my surroundings away from my comfort zone. This experience will fulfill my lifelong wish […]

Aero: Ayla Sandifur – France 2015 – My Expectations

The fact that I have this opportunity to travel to France is absolutely insane to me. I still haven’t fully processed that I will be in a foreign country in a matter of no time. This is an amazing opportunity that I couldn’t pass up and I could never forgive myself if I didn’t take […]

Aero: Annie Livingston – Costa Rica 2015 – Biodiversity

Aero: Annie Livingston – Costa Rica 2015 – Biodiversity … … I was so looking forward to experiencing the biodiversity of Costa Rica. I had heard wonderful things about the environment, plants and animals there and it was true, there was always diverse beauty to be found everywhere. Of course I was looking forward to […]

Aero: Annie Livingston – Costa Rica 2015 – City Life

Aero: Annie Livingston – Costa Rica 2015 – City Life … … We stayed with our host families in the city of Alajuela, which is a moderately sized city, not too big, but not too small either. On our first day in Costa Rica, we took a walking tour around, then explored by ourselves for […]

Aero: Annie Livingston – Costa Rica 2015 – Food and Dining

Aero: Annie Livingston – Costa Rica 2015 – Food and Dining … … I really love food and trying new foods, so I was excited to see what the food was like in Costa Rica. I had heard by some people that it mostly consists of chicken, beans and rice, and although that definitely did […]

Aero: Annie Livingston – Costa Rica 2015 – Epilogue

Aero: Annie Livingston – Costa Rica 2015 – Epilogue … … There is a quote by Eleanor Roosevelt: “Do one thing every day that scares you,” and that is what I kept thinking of while I was abroad in Costa Rica. Every day I did things that were exciting and fun, and every day I […]

Aero: Annie Livingston – Costa Rica 2015 – Learning the Language

Aero: Annie Livingston – Costa Rica 2015 – Learning the Language … … When I was in Costa Rica, I was always surrounded by Spanish, and it was a weird feeling at first. As I looked around the city, I noticed signs, posters, advertisements, and even graffiti all written  in Spanish. I remember one of […]

Aero: Autumn Clearwater-Day – Costa Rica 2015 – Learning the Language

Aero: Autumn Clearwater-Day – Costa Rica 2015 – Learning the Language … … When I was around my host family, I was constantly thinking of Spanish words to form into sentences. Some words came easier than others; I easily used “si”, “gracias” and “¿Como estas?” multiple times throughout the day. I was eager to expand […]

Aero: Autumn Clearwater-Day – Costa Rica 2015 – City Life

Aero: Autumn Clearwater-Day – Costa Rica 2015 – City Life … … Throughout my trip I saw the diverse areas in Costa Rica. There were cities, towns, and villages that were completely different. When I was with my host family I lived in the city of Alajuela. This city had many streets that divided Alajuela […]

Aero: Autumn Clearwater-Day – Costa Rica 2015 – Biodiversity

Aero: Autumn Clearwater-Day – Costa Rica 2015 – Biodiversity … … When I first looked out the plane window when arriving to Costa Rica I noticed all the mountains. Costa Rica is filled with hills and mountains, most of our trips were driving up windy roads up the mountains. The first trip was to Arenal […]