me encanta costa rica

so far, me encanta Costa Rica! Although I have only been here for 20 days, i feel like I have been here forever! (not in a bad way either) I love it here. I have allready done so much and still have over 2months left! lats weekend I stayed in my first hostile! the name- […]

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In Denial

I am leaving January 30 to go to a completely new world. Knowing no one. Having to trust complete strangers, a different culture, and my host family to teach me the ropes. In a completely different language that I am not comfortable speaking. Nervous? That’s not even the word to describe it. In my eyes […]

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Mi nueva casa

Hola mis amigos! Somehow I have already been here for almost dos sermanas..two weeks!!? Tiempo vuela!..that’s a new term I learned today meaning time flies! I already feel like I am home here. The people, the school, the culture..I love it. I have already explored so much in my time here..I can not wait to […]

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And I’m off

Typical 6am “let me grab a picture of you, your luggage, and passport” pic from my dad before I was off to the airport for an adventure of a lifetime! Knowing no Spanish other than “hola,” “gracias” and a couple numbers, I’m off to start from scratch like I am in kindergarten again …..as Dora […]

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Traveling US vs. the world

So after my days in Brussels, I know that my traveling days are far from over, but as an American I find that it is difficult to travel. I am not talking about the costs or the time constraints but cultural expectations. Going abroad is great way for Americans to see another country while also […]

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The Election

Studying abroad in a foreign country for an extended period of time usually implies that you will fall out of current events happening in your home country, whether it’s the news or music, you miss what’s happening in your homeland. But because the US is always in the news, and everyone listens to American music, […]

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Holland

So now that I am midway through the semester, well more than midway but I do will not dwell on that fact, I have adequate material to put into my blog. I first want to talk about my excursions to Holland. I have visited the Netherlands on two occasions, first a day trip to Amsterdam, […]

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planning service trip

Since Hurricane Katrina hit, I have been down to the Gulf Coast eight times with the Youth Leadership Council of a group called the Howell PAL (Police Athletic League). I have chaperoned various trips, including several leadership conferences across the country, for them and more recently, started a dance studio this past summer for them back home […]

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