Tag: study abroad

Coronavirus in Costa Rica

Buenas todos! I hope you all are doing well. I felt like it was finally time to sit down and address the topic that is sweeping the entire globe. Coronavirus. Now you may be thinking, Maria, why are you talking about this? How does this even relate to Costa Rica. Well, you see, Costa Rica ...

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 ...

La Clinica Biblica y Volcán Irazu

Hola! I had the rest of my week at school and I finally began my rotations in La Clinica Biblica is where we have our classes, but in the hospital side, a few of us have our rotations. To be a part of the rotations program, you must pass an oral exam and written exam ...

My First Day as an Exchange Tica

Hola! Real quick, the featured photo is a picture of Clinica Biblica (the hospital where we have a lot of classes) from the courtyard! Anyway, today was the first day of classes and wow I’m nervous but excited to explore San Jose and get to see what my classes are all about. Last night, my ...

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 ...

The Sweetest Goodbye

This study abroad journey has taught me that goodbyes don’t actually have to be sad or tear-filled. They can be quite sweet. Even though I feel my time in Australia to have been entirely too short, I am so grateful that I even got to spend time here at all. While words can paint the ...

Catching Waves

I’ve never been surfing. Growing up, that wasn’t an activity my Mom even considered signing me up for. I was the girl in dance school, girl scouts, and guitar lessons. None of my friends were surfers either. When a spokesperson from Surf Camp Australia pitched the opportunity at UNSW’s international student orientation, I was quite ...

Weekend Splendor

As a market and festival fanatic, Australia certainly does not lack in this department. After an intense week of uni work, I love knowing there are heaps of Saturday markets and Sunday festivals to explore during the weekend. Lesson Learned #4—If you’re looking for any of these things—love, art, expression, good conversation—well I have the ...

Recent Events in France: My Thoughts

Education Abroad reminds readers that risk is everywhere, even in Philadelphia, and we encourage all of our students to be thoughtful and well-educated travelers. This is one of the important ways to lower the negative impact of incidents that could occur as described in this insightful blog post. Though it may not have been an ...

What I’m Thankful For

Thanksgiving having occurred last week, I felt the desire to reflect on my time here in Lyon (even though nobody in France celebrates this holiday)! I’ve mentioned this before, but study abroad can be a life-altering experience. There are some lessons you cannot learn until you’re pushed out of your comfort zone. Language barriers, loneliness, ...