Six Things Costa Rica Taught Me

I knew going to Costa Rica would be a big change for me, but I couldn’t have predicted just how much it would change me. It was a new experience adapting to a new culture, but for me it seemed to be a positive adjustment as I easily connected with their values. Ultimately, I was…

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My Second Love

I guess you could say I fell in love again. Only not with a person, but with a place. I didn’t quite know what to expect when I decided to study abroad, but I didn’t expect to become so attached to this country. In fact, I didn’t know much about Costa Rica until I started…

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An experience, not a destination

Growing up, I always dreamt of traveling to other countries and all these faraway places. I saw these incredible pictures and daydreamed about how beautiful they would be. But that’s all those were: daydreams. Now that it has become my reality, my life, my perspective of travel has shifted. I am living in another country,…

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Pura Vida

24 days ago… I remember the moment it finally hit me. I was unusually calm the entire week before my trip, and even up until the day of the trip. I finally felt the excitement when the plane was fully in the air. As I looked down and saw the New York city skyscrapers getting…

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