Category: Winter 2019

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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 ...

La Luna (The Moon)!

A total lunar eclipse (a blood moon) isn’t something that happens often, and I was lucky enough to see the Total Lunar Eclipse on January 21st in Costa Rica! To me it is amazing how everyone around the world can see this event. It was an absolutely breathtaking view with so many bright stars in ...

La Fortuna- A Place Full of Earth’s Gifts!

Costa Rica is known for a large amount of diversity, with actually 5% of the world’s biodiversity. It is so beautiful, with mountains, trees, different species of animals, volcanos, rivers, and more. This past weekend I had the opportunity to travel to a stunning part of the country exhibiting such beautiful biodiversity, La Fortuna, Alajuela. ...

And let the classes begin…

January 17, 2019 QUICK VIEW Make sure to have a map of the campus so you know which bus to take Always check your iNTU account, teachers post announcements on there more than sending out emails Finals for engineering class are worth %60-%70 of final grade The campus here at NTU is very big. Something ...

Classes in Costa Rica!

The healthcare in Costa Rica program has been so informational and exciting because it involves learning about a topic that I am really passionate about, healthcare. The classes that I’m taking are Healthcare System in Latin America, Health and Vulnerable Populations in Costa Rica, Economics of Healthcare, and Spanish for Health Sciences. We take classes ...

Hungry and Tired

January 14, 2019 QUICK VIEW Budget your money for the duration of the stay Keep all receipts from purchases Be open to trying new foods you aren’t used to After exploring my dorm building a little, I realized there was no kitchen. I became frustrated because I was kind of expecting to cook. I asked ...

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C is for (Colorism)

¡Bienvenidos! Word of the week: “acostumbrarse”  or “to get used to” Yes, C stands for Costa Rica. But C also stands for colorism. Which is what we will discuss this week. Colorism in Latin America is not as widely spoken of, but it sure to have an impact on the way locals view visitors or even one another. As an ...