All posts by Marissa Olson

Sharing My Experience With Family!

I’ve lived abroad before, and while there I wanted to tell my family and friends about everything I was doing. I Facetimed them and took photos to show everyone what my routine was like. Last time I was abroad, I tried to explain where I lived, what I did on a daily basis, the people ...

The Art of Oxcart Painting

Sarchí is charming city in the province of Alajuela, Costa Rica. With the Healthcare in Latin American program in Costa Rica, I went to Sarchí to learn about the stunning art and designs on oxcarts. Sarchí is known for their traditional oxcarts. Oxcarts are a symbol of Costa Rica, and are a symbol of Costa ...

Caribbean Vibes

There are beautiful places all around Costa Rica with a variety of activities to do, extraordinary places to see, and culture to learn about. Last week I, along with the 18 other people in my group, took a 4 hour bus ride to Puerto Viejo, a small beach town in the province Limón. Puerto Viejo ...

Interviewing While Away!

As a 4th year Drexel student I am preparing for my final co-op at Drexel. This will be my third co-op and I’ve been hoping to have a diverse experience than my co-op positions in the past, which was one reason that led me to go into B Round for this co-op cycle. Something else ...

Some Costa Rican History

Something that I think is really great about San José is that there are a number of museums that allow you to learn about Costa Rica. Some of these are the National Museum of Costa Rica, the Pre-Columbian Museum, the Kid’s Museum, the Museum of Natural Sciences, and the Jade Museum. Last week I had ...

Immersion in Costa Rican Communities

A part  of the Healthcare in Latin America program is that each person does work in the community once a week. All of the students in my group are split up and sent to different organizations or a hospital for their work in the community. Some of the people in my group work with developmentally ...

Homestead Experience

To me, the homestead experience is what you make it. If you want to bond with your family, spend time with them after dinner. I think that spending time sitting with your host family also allows you to practice your Spanish and really learn a lot about what it is like to live in Costa ...