Parents Weekend, Kind Of!

Buenas todos! If you remember from my last blog post, I had a weekend (Friday and Saturday) with the program (ICDS), and then we went home. Well, when I went home I had plans to bring my real parents to my host family’s house for dinner. My parents are fantastic people who love to travel, ...

Hospital/Clinic Tour with ICDS

Hola! (real quick, the first picture is a picture of my group at the clinic, reviewing the material we learned in our Healthcare in Latin America class). This past weekend, my entire group and I had to go on a field trip with ICDS to a hospital and a clinic in an area called Alajuela. ...

Playa Uvita with my Host Family

Hey hey! So, after the coffee tour, I went home and took a nap, and then got up to pack because I was spending my first weekend at the beach with my host family. Was I excited? Yes! Was I nervous? YUP. My Spanish is subpar at best and my host family speaks to me ...

Costa Rican Coffee Tour

Buenas! This past Friday, we had a cultural activity with the program coordinators (International Center for Development Studies (ICDS)) and obviously being in Costa Rica, it was a coffee tour. I don’t know about you all, but I am not a coffee fan, sue me. I just never could get past the bitter taste. The ...

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 ...

Chinese New Year Festivities

Chinese New Year has arrived!! The festivities started on Friday the 25th and will run until February 8th. Many of the local population is Chinese so the celebrations are really amazing!! Unfortunately, since it falls on a weekend this year, students will only get Monday off as an extra day for celebration. Many of the ...

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 ...

Lights, Camera, Action

The night life in downtown Singapore is absolutely amazing!! Today, I headed back towards Marina Bay to explore more of the city and see the view at sunset. There was also a light show running and I hope to explore the Gardens by the Bay in the upcoming weeks (hopefully really soon)! I’m coming for ...