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Embark to Costa Rica

I felt pretty unprepared the week before I left for Costa Rica. I was extremely stressed out from school obligations and deadlines, and barely had time to get things gathered before the trip (I packed everything the morning I left!). I had done a study abroad before in my undergrad,…
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Happy Turkey Day!

Nothing makes me happier than turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie with all of my friends and family. While I am spending Thanksgiving a little differently this year, it has given me the opportunity to sit back and think of what I am truly thankful for. If there is one thing…
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Woah, We’re Half Way There

Well, I have been here in Costa Rica for almost four days now, and the trip is almost halfway over. The culture shock was definitely real. Just in the short time at the airport, there were people wanting to help you, but they really only wanted your money. The hotel…
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Anticipations on Costa Rica

It’s the day before I depart on my trip. So far, I have been doing almost everything last minute. Going to classes, keeping up with my job, and preparing for an international trip all at the same time is no easy feat. A positive is the fact that I got…
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Ready to Go and Grow

It’s almost here! This Friday I will be leaving to go to Costa Rica for a week to study about the production of coffee from the bean to the cup. I have never been on a study abroad trip, and I am really excited to see what it will be…
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Here We Go!

Three words come to mind as I begin my countdown to Costa Rica: anxiety, excitement, and uncertainty. However, I am more than thrilled that I have been given the opportunity to experience a new culture through the University. Many questions are popping through my head as I begin packing what I…
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Ready to travel again!

As an international student in UGA, traveling and packing cannot be more normal to me. However, going to Costa Rica still makes me so excited. I cannot believe I am going to Costa Rica in four days. Almost one year ago, I heard about this program and I decided to apply,…
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Take Me Back to Costa Rica

I didn’t want to leave, and now I can’t wait to go back.  Costa Rica certainly changed the way I see things and have chosen to view the world.  From the agriculture, to the sustainability, to the hospitality of the people, Costa Rica was a dream.  Their way of doing…
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