Author Archive | Kim

The Green Mountain: Monteverde

Last weekend I went to Monteverde, the Green Mountain. It is one of the most visited parks in Costa Rica, and one of the biggest as well. Overall, the city of Monteverde is amazing. My friends and I stayed at Sleepers Sleep Cheaper Hostel, sounds sketchy I know, but it wasn’t at all. It was […]

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Ecotourism – Salva Bananito Lodge

Ecotourism is an alternative to traditional tourism in which the business must place emphasis on the conservation of the environment and local ecosystem while benefiting the native community and local economy of Costa Rica. Typically, most big tourism companies take away from the local benefits of the community. So, in this blog post, I will […]

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One Month Left in Paradise

As of Yesterday, I officially have one month left in Costa Rica. November has defiantly been my homesick month. But, overall, I’m so happy that I’ve been able to have this opportunity. I have some of the most interesting classes I’ve ever taken, the best mamatica in the world, and, the amazing friends who I […]

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CR: Ocean Shallows and Haunted Hallows

Hello! I have now moved onto biweekly update because my life is getting busier and busier with the minute with schoolwork and trying to Pura Vida as much as possible. I’m over halfway done with my program now! It’s crazy! I can’t believe it’s flown by so fast. Last weekend our program took us to […]

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Costa Rica: The Happiest Place on Earth.

In a few days will mark the halfway point of my trip and I can’t believe it. I’ve really learned some useful information in my environmental classes thus far. Did you know that Costa Rica has a goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2021 (well it’s going to be moved to 2025, but it’s still […]

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Panama Paradise

For the weekend the students in my program were required to travel to Panama so that we could get out Passports re-stamped for another 90 days. For anyone who hasn’t traveled out of the country before, you typically have 90 days which you are allowed in a country as a tourist. So, we crossed over […]

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A Fin de Semana en Jaco

So, every weekend many of the students take trips to outside of San José, naturally. Last weekend a small group of us went to Jaco Beach with my Mamatica and her friend Sophie. For about $100 we spend the weekend in a small house with a pool and within walking distance from the beach. Going […]

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Costa Rica Here We Come. Week One Done!

I know I’ve been a little late posting this week. So here it is! When I woke up this morning I saw a post from one of my study abroad friends, Oleg Chuchin (NJ), who has described our study abroad experience so far as: “Studying Abroad can get quite difficult. One must figure out how […]

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