Category: International Center for Development Studies

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 ...

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 ...

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Across the border!

This weekend, ICDS took us on a 4 day trip to Nicaragua. We got picked up from our houses at 3:30am and didn’t get to Nicaragua until 3pm! It was only suppose to take us about 8 hours, but it we hit traffic and the wait at the border took awhile. When we finally got there, ...

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Caribbean Vibes!

This weekend we took a trip to the Caribbean side of Costa Rica. Some of us went to Puerto Viejo, while my group went to Cahuita, which is about 20 minutes away from Puerto Viejo. The commute from San Jose was about 4 hours long. When we arrived, our hostel was right by the bus ...

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Atenas Trip with ICDS!

For this weekend, we went on a trip to Atenas to survey the people on what they thought about their health system. Atenas also happens to be Luis’ hometown. We all met at ICDS in the morning and drove an hour away to Luis’ parents house to have breakfast. Usually, Luis said he would book ...