Spanish Vocabulary: House and Home – Basics

… Identify Spanish Vocabulary : House and Home – Basics el vocabulario español : la casa – los básicos Names of common places and objects at home. Describe various elements of living spaces. … Connect LEAF Spanish Grammar: Nouns – Basics LEAF Spanish Grammar: The Verb [ESTAR] with Location … Study el aire acondicionado : air […]

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 – 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: 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: 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: Kelly Bailey – Costa Rica 2016 – Life at Home

… Spending this time at Mayra’s house was my first experience living in someone’s home that was not family. By the end of the trip I felt as though a had a second family. … … Every morning Mayra cooked breakfast for not only us, but for Pablo and Carolina her children. When I say […]

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: Staying In For The Evening

… Identify Spanish Vocabulary: Staying In For The Evening el vocabulario español: quedarse en casa por la noche Common verbs express day-to-day activities. Utilize these verbs, and others like them, to relax for the evening. … Connect LEAF Spanish Grammar: Nouns – Basics … Study For Example: Correr en las montañas Run in the mountains. Yo corro en […]