Aero: Meagan Hilsdorf – Costa Rica 2014 – Family Life

Aero: Meagan Hilsdorf – Costa Rica 2014 – Family Life Growing up in a small rural farming community I was raised in a loving family and grew up in a small tight nit community. I grew up having a sense of the importance of family, education and faith. My family is very close and even […]

Aero: Meagan Hilsdorf – Costa Rica 2014 – Life at School

Aero: Meagan Hilsdorf – Costa Rica 2014 – Life at School In high school and in college as a Biochemistry major I have learned through experience that your education is what you put into it, and the more effort and the harder you work at it the more you get out of it. I feel […]

Aero: Brittany Gleason – Costa Rica 2014 – Biodiversity

Aero: Brittany Gleason – Costa Rica 2014 – Biodiversity Costa Rica was rich with biodiversity; the different ecosystems were so unique to see.  I was able to see the cloud forest, the rain forest, the life on the mountains, and the vegetation on the volcanoes.  Each ecosystem had their differences but they all had one […]

Aero: Brittany Gleason – Costa Rica 2014 – Food and Dining

Aero: Brittany Gleason – Costa Rica 2014 – Food and Dining Every meal I ate in Costa Rica had large portion sizes.  I wasn’t sure if it was because we are Americans they thought we ate a lot or if that’s just how the natives eat there.  I noticed that even though the portion sizes […]

Aero: Brittany Gleason – Costa Rica 2014 – City Life

Aero: Brittany Gleason – Costa Rica 2014 – City Life The city life for me was something very new because I live in the country where you have to drive everywhere to get to the place you need to be.  In Alajuela there were mainly just one-way streets because everything was so narrow.  All of […]

Aero: Brittany Gleason – Costa Rica 2014 – Family Life

Aero: Brittany Gleason – Costa Rica 2014 – Family Life My housing situation in Costa Rica was wonderful, my host family treated me as if I was a daughter and they had known me forever.  I lived with a woman named Mayra who lived one block from the school with her son Paulo and his […]

Aero: Brittany Gleason – Costa Rica 2014 – Life at School

Aero: Brittany Gleason – Costa Rica 2014 – Life at School The school that I attended in Costa Rica was not what I expected when I got there on the first day.  It was small, but I felt  the instruction and the techniques were equally as good as those in the United States.  Our class […]

Aero: Kelsey Burbank – Costa Rica 2014 – Life at School

Aero: Kelsey Burbank – Costa Rica 2014 – Life at School The school was different from what I had experienced in the United States. The classroom was smaller and with there being only six of us on the trip the class was very small. The teacher we had was very nice and she was very […]

Aero: Ashley Hager – Costa Rica 2014 – Biodiversity

Aero: Ashley Hager – Costa Rica 2014 – Biodiversity When I think of Costa Rica’s biodiversity I think of sunny 80-degree weather, which is a lot better than -30 degrees in New York State in the month of January, and I also think of all the volcanoes, plants and wildlife that make up such a […]

Aero: Ashley Hager – Costa Rica 2014 – Food and Dining

Aero: Ashley Hager – Costa Rica 2014 – Food and Dining Food! Where to begin! Food was a large part of our experience. Not only because we have to eat to nourish our bodies but it’s also a large social aspect. Meal times in Costa Rica were a lot different than meal times in the […]