Archive for Category: "study abroad"
Five years ago, the decision to go to college 1,000 miles away from home and everyone I knew was a little scary, but I was excited. Two years ago, I chose to go 10,000 miles away to Australia for five months to study abroad, and I was nervous. It wasn’t the nervousness most people would imagine of long flights, cultural differences, and missing friends and family.
I recently went to visit Limon Province in Costa Rica with the other students from my university’s center in Heredia. Limon Province is often given a bad name, especially in Costa Rican society. Partially this negative image comes from the racism in Costa Rican history that continues today. Limon Province is mostly populated by descendants of immigrants from Jamaica and other Caribbean countries.
Fear is a sensation I am most unaccustomed with. I sometimes joke that my fear threshold is broken or turned off, and that this could potentially get me into trouble, much like people whose pain indicators are faulty can hurt themselves without knowing it. Jetting off to a foreign land without a plan, jumping off [&hellip
I have arrived! I’ve been living in Granada for almost two months and I could not be happier. Since day one, my host family has been incredibly welcoming and kind. My mother, Adela is a wonderful cook and helps me a lot with my Spanish. My sisters, Natalia and Belen are around my age and it’s fun to hang out with them–we laugh a lot together!