I've now been in Costa Rica for 4 weeks, and I have loved it all. The people, the weather (for the most part), the animals, the plant life, the beaches, everything. We are studying the education system in Costa Rica, and we have been given the chance to work with the English teachers in two … Continue reading Pura Vida
Woah, it's been a while, and let me tell you, lots of things have been happening. From hanging out with the host family, to learning some words in Tz'utujil (one of the 23 Mayan languages spoken in Guatemala), to working in the fields, to visiting Mayan ruins and to exploring the little island of Flores, … Continue reading I know Tz’utujil, do you?
This week, lots of Spanish has been learned, and lots of sun has been soaked up, oh, and some kites have been flown. Last Sunday (Sept. 30), my host sister Yessica, Tara and I bought a kite and then went to la playa (the beach) to fly it. At first, we could barely keep it … Continue reading A whirlwind a fun
We had one birthday about a week ago, Ivy's, and we had an amazing cake as well as some fun with a piñata. Don Pablo was the one moving/controlling the piñata, and I think he did a pretty good job at making it hard to break. Now, orientation is over, and we've been sent off … Continue reading San Juan la Laguna
Hello from Guatemala! A lot has been happening this first week and it's still hard for me to believe that I am actually in Guatemala. There are 8 people in this program (all girls), and we have 2 program leaders, Drea and JoLyn. This group of girls is absolutely amazing and I can't wait to … Continue reading First Week
Currently, I have 5 days until I leave on this 13 week long adventure, and, to be honest, I'm a little bit scared. I know that this is going to be an amazing, enlightening trip in the long run and I am very excited for it, but this experience is also something that is a … Continue reading A New Adventure