Puerto Viejo – El Caribe de Costa Rica

"Don't go to Puerto Viejo!" they said and of course that alone made me curious. Puerto Viejo is located in Limon, which is a province on Costa Rica's Caribbean coast. Majority of the people in Puerto Viejo are of Caribbean descent and speak with an accent. Ok, I think that's enough background information. Now let... Continue Reading →


Here's what a typical school day in Costa Rica for me looks like: 7 am - 5 alarms have already gone off and I finally realize that it is time for me to get up and get ready for school. 7:25 am - I've already showered and gotten dressed. 7:30 am - I'm downstairs having breakfast... Continue Reading →

She’s Such an Individualist

Individualist ... Independent. Those are definitely two words that explain my personality. An individualist is defined as a person who likes independence and does not like large groups. Studying in a completely foreign country and society than that we are used to, it's taken me a while to get used to do almost everything in groups.... Continue Reading →


This weekend has been nothing short of amazing. Along with my classmates, I went to Tortuguero which is located in the Province of Limon. Limon is located on the Caribbean side of the island. Because of this, Limon is where a vast majority of Costa Rica's Black population lives. Limon is also said to be... Continue Reading →

Culture Shock – What’s that?

Culture Shock is apparently something I should have felt already since I've been here for about 2 weeks now. But to be honest ... I haven't really felt it. I think the main reason as to why I haven't felt this sensation is because of my childhood and experience living in a country that can... Continue Reading →

Vamos A La Playa

Vamos a la playa. A mi me gusta bailar. This past weekend has been nothing short of amazing. About 18 of us in our group spent 3 days in Manuel Antonio which is 3 hours away from the city. We spent Friday night bar hopping (it was ladies night so most of us drank for... Continue Reading →

Bienvenida A Su Nueva Casa

Día 1:As I got off the bus that transported some other students and I from the airport, I felt nothing but complete anxiety as I was about to meet my host mom. Thankfully, that sense of anxiety quickly went away. I was greeted by a traditional tico greeting - a greeting (Hola) and a kiss... Continue Reading →

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