My Last 100 Bucks: Semana Santa Edition

As many probably know, 2 weeks ago was Semana Santa, a week filled with religious processions and traditional food leading up to Easter Sunday. This also means barely anyone in Costa Rica works or goes to classes, giving us students a week to travel and tour the beautiful attractions available to us. Thanks to much…

“Guau-guau” ladró 703 perros

The following is shared with permission of Gabby Rudolph! Check out her blog here: https://gabbythegringa.wordpress.com/ Before starting, I would just like to credit my title to this website: http://stories.barkpost.com/woof-other-languages/. Hahaha. I wasn’t sure how to translate, “woof woof” into Spanish, so there you go (as well as 14 other languages, if you were curious). And as far…

Mis Familias

The following vlog is shared with permission from Sydney Gieger: As Sydney shares in the above video, our “familias anfitrionas” (host families) are a key part of our experience here in Costa Rica and feeling a part of the tico culture! They offer us love, support, and many opportunities to expand our cultural and linguistic…

Earth University

The following is shared with permission from Emma Zimmerman: When my dad is on a business trip and there are lots of bananas in the hotel breakfast room, he’ll snap a picture and send it to me with the caption “unlimited bananas!”. Once, when he was alone in the house for a weekend he called…

The Misadventures of Public Transportation

This week marks the start of our classes at ACM.  Classes start at 8:00 every morning so I have to get up very early.  Yesterday my host mom walked me to the bus stop in Moravia (about a 15 minute walk from our house) and pointed out all the landmarks I should look for.  On…

An Adventure at la Hacienda del Rodeo

I have been in Costa Rica for only two days now, but I have already experienced so much! Yesterday, we took a trip to la Hacienda del Rodeo, it was similar to a ranch with cattle and many other animals. It was one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen! La Hacienda is located…