Category: Winter 2019

Ways to Cope With Feeling Homesick

One of the scariest parts about studying abroad for many people is being away from family and friends for an extended period of time. I think that people are afraid of FOMO (fear of missing out), and miss their normal routine. Being abroad before I’ve learned what to do when I am especially missing home ...

Weekend Trips!

I think one of the most exciting aspects about this experience in Costa Rica has been exploring Costa Rica’s diverse travel destinations. Almost every weekend we go to a different part of the country. Now, I’ve been in all seven provinces at least once. Some places that I have been to include Jacó, Puerto Viejo, ...

Healthcare in Costa Rica

During my time here I’ve learned a lot about the healthcare system in Costa Rica. Costa Rica has universal healthcare for everyone, but this doesn’t mean that healthcare is free like some people believe. In reality  the majority of healthcare is paid for by the taxes of working people. It is a system of solidarity, ...

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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 ...

Colorful Neighborhoods

March 1, 2019 Can you believe it’s March!! I have been in Singapore for 2 months now!! Wow, I can’t believe it, time goes by so fast when you’re not paying attention. After being here for 2 months, I can honestly say I have done a lot. But, I also want to comment on something ...

Monteverde- So Much To Explore!

Waking up early to see adorable monkeys at the window of my hostel is what happened when I went to the beautiful Monteverde. Monteverde is a place in Costa Rica that is full of nature, animals, and adventure. I really think that it was one of my favorite places to go while I was in ...

Finally…Haji Lane

February 23, 2019 If you look up “Things to do in Singapore”, you will definitely see Haji Lane on one of those internet lists. I saw it and was immediately drawn to it because of how colorful it looked. Haji Lane is a fun street with many stores, places to drink and murals. I was ...

Seeing a Doctor Abroad

After my second week in Costa Rica  I woke up in the middle of the night nauseous, and immediately knew something was wrong. The following morning, I woke up to a text from my friend who was also sick. It was time to see a doctor. This is when I had my first experience receiving ...

Views All Day Everyday

February 25, 2019 It doesn’t matter how many times I see the school, everytime is like the first day. It’s just such a beautiful school and I think that all the students who get to use this school for 4 years, are incredibly lucky. There are so many different buildings with so many resources. I ...