Category: Costa Rica

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BullMeetsWorld, San Jose

Meet Adriano, a 24-year-old Costa Rican student from La Universidad Latina de Costa Rica. He currently studies literature and spends his time working at the local libreria in San Jose based just three blocks from ILISA, the language program that USF attended. Adriano takes pride in writing and his ability to sway people with his ...

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Till next time, Costa Rica

I have to say, Costa Rica felt so much like home that I forgot I left Florida. Our homestay parents treated us like we were their own, and our departure was rather emotional. The bus which transported our professors and our classmates was waiting out in the street for us as my roommate and I ...

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De vuelta en Los Estados

I am back in the United States and YES I miss Costa Rica. I have woken up the past few mornings craving a plate of gallo pinto, scrambled eggs, toast, platano and coffee. I know that one month is just enough time to become accustomed to a routine but also not enough time to really ...

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Excursions

One of the many benefits of studying abroad is that the program your school is associated with (ours being ILISA) does a great job in planning your weekly excursions. Though we lived in San Jose, the heart and soul of Costa Rica, we had hour-long trips to areas like Guanacaste, Puntarenas Province, Alajuela, Siquirres, and ...

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The Rich Tico Diet

As I absorb these past three weeks in Costa Rica, something I must talk about is the cuisine. Traditionally, a Tico breakfast consists of a dish called “Gallo Pinto” which encompasses a special mix of rice and beans with scrambled eggs on the side. With most meals, Tico’s will have a bowl of fruit on ...