All posts by Maria Sims

Zip-lining through La Fortuna’s Rainforest!

Hola! This blog we’re going to be focusing on La Fortuna. Costa Rica is a tropical country, we all know that. All of us here have been focusing on going to beaches and soaking up the sun as much as we can before returning to the cold winter in the states. However, one of the ...

La Comida de Costa Rica

Buenas! This is one of most exciting blogs to post. Why you may ask? Because it’s all about food. Let’s get started huh? So the cover picture is a burrito I got from a restaurant called Aroma y Sabor and this burrito is singlehandedly one of the best burritos I have ever had. I can’t even ...

Daily Life and Vibes

Hola! The cover picture is the view from Clinica Biblica classrooms! This blog post is going to be more focused on the group dynamic, the daily life, and the classwork of this program. I have mentioned previously that there are multiple schools being represented here, but I will go over them again just to jog ...

Playa Tamarindo

Buenas yet again amigos! This blog, we’re talking about Tamarindo. Tamarindo was beautiful. The water was blue, the beaches were white, and the weather was lovely. The town is built and developed for tourists, so there are beautiful hostels, restaurants owned by english speaking people, and lifeguards. When we told my Spanish teacher where we ...

Exploring San Jose!

Hola lectores! I hope you are all doing well! This past weekend, a bunch of my friends and I decided to hang in San Jose rather than travel to a mountain for hiking or to a beach for swimming. I think a lot of my friends and I were just tired, so we thought it ...

La Sistema de Salud de Costa Rica (Brief summary!)

Hola todos! I am here to provide you with a quick look into the healthcare system of Costa Rica. I am still new to the country and am still learning more about the healthcare system so I am in no way an expert! But, from what I can gather from the first two weeks of ...

Playa Jacó

Buenas mi amigos! Hope you’re all doing well! The day after the volcano trip, most of the kids in my program and I went to Playa Jacó to soak up the sun and swim and have fun. Let me tell you, it was so much fun. The beach was beautiful, like I have never been ...

La Clinica Biblica y Volcán Irazu

Hola! I had the rest of my week at school and I finally began my rotations in La Clinica Biblica is where we have our classes, but in the hospital side, a few of us have our rotations. To be a part of the rotations program, you must pass an oral exam and written exam ...

My First Day as an Exchange Tica

Hola! Real quick, the featured photo is a picture of Clinica Biblica (the hospital where we have a lot of classes) from the courtyard! Anyway, today was the first day of classes and wow I’m nervous but excited to explore San Jose and get to see what my classes are all about. Last night, my ...

Costa Rica Pura Vida!

Hola! My name is Maria and I am currently sitting in my bedroom in a cozy home in the middle of San Pedro Montes De Oca in Costa Rica! About a year and three months ago, I decided to study abroad. Well, my friend decided to, and as she updated me on her adventures, I ...