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C is for Costa Rica!

Word of the week: “Creer” or “to believe” Pictured above is the Basilica of Our Lady of the Angels in Cartago, which is right outside of San Jose. This Sacred Landmark is one of Costa Rica’s architectural gems. It is not only a place of worship for locals, but a historic site for tourists to ...

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C is for Costa Rica!

Word of the week: “Poder” or Power March 8th, is recognized as International Women’s Day. It is a day to both commemorate AND celebrate the achievements and continuous progress women as a whole have made over the years. It is a day that age, race and religion are put to the side in order to ...

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LGBTQ Word of the week: “Differente” or “Different” L: Lesbian G: Gay B: Bisexual T: Transgender Q: Queer In a country where religion is historically written into the constitution, I feel this was a relevant topic for the week. There is no real separation of church and state in many of the laws and unspoken ...

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C is for Costa Rica!

Word of the week: “Capaz” or “Capable” Per my previous post regarding Costa Rica’s disabled population, this post will focus on the care for them. Handled similarly to the United States, Costa Ricans who are mentally disabled with very little to no assistance are taken in by the state. Admittedly, the difference in the levels of care ...

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C is for Costa Rica!

Word of the week: “Equalidad“ or Equality. Today marks the end of the 10th week of the Drexel school quarter. As I reflect on my time here, I believe there was one key component that allowed for optimal enjoyment of this trip. Keeping an open mind at all times. An open mind to the culture, food, locals and even ...

C is for Costa Rica!!!

Word of the week: “Sur”: South Let’s take a trip to ..Puerto Viejo, Talamanca, Limon, Costa Rica. Located on the southeastern border of Costa Rica, Límon is one of Costa Rica’s 13 provinces and sure to catch the attention of tourists. It has a host of beach points that each have their personalized sands, blue water ...

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C is for Costa Rica!

Word of the week: “economics” = “economía” With a recent shutdown in the United States federal government, I feel politics are a very relevant topic of the week. In the United States, we are fortunate to be able to choose our political leaders yearly. Typically there are two major parties that represent and often divide our country into two. Heres a quick rundown on the background of the two parties: Politics! Politics! Politics!   The Republican Party is a more conservative, right-leaning party that favors individuals rights, justice, and overall well-being. The Democratic Party, also considered left-ists favor a more liberal side of decision ...