Category: Winter 2019

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 ...

Almost Chinese New Year!!

January 31, 2019 OVERVIEW Make a list of all the places you want to go and plan ahead Ask the locals about the holidays they celebrate while you will be there and try to get involved so you can experience it in that country Bring an extra battery just in case your camera dies !!!! ...

Living at the Library

January 23, 2019 OVERVIEW Take note of upcoming tests Learn about all the resources that the school has to offer and make the most of it Try to make a balanced schedule of when you will go sight seeing and still have enough time to sit down and study I have not been studying. Well ...

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 ...

How Coffee is Made

I am a huge coffee drinker, so when I found out that I was going to get the chance to learn about how coffee is made I was beyond thrilled. Costa Rica has a large market for coffee, and there are coffee plantations in many different parts of the country. The place where the richest ...

You can’t be bored!!

January 21, 2019 OVERVIEW Make sure to check out all the clubs available and join some!! Get some school gear!!!!! Add money to your student ID card at any 7-Eleven (with a 50 cent fee) Here at NTU, there is always something happening and there is always something for everyone. This school has so many ...

C

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 ...