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Finals and Beyond

It seems like we returned from Costa Rica just in time for project deadlines and finals. However, this year is very different form the other three. I feel refreshed and eager to finish out the semester on top. My attitude is different from that of my other peers. They look…
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Back to Athens

I cannot believe that I only spent nine days in Costa Rica. I felt like I was there for such a long time. I have gained so much knowledge about coffee. Costa Rica, land of coffee you will be missed!
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Costa Rica- Pura Vida

Someone once told me being in Costa Rica is like stepping into a Jurassic Park scene. I completely agree! Costa Rica is lush, green and beautiful. If it wasn’t for the 7 am wake up alarms and the back to back activities, you could almost consider this trip a vacation….
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Life After Costa Rica

So I’m writing this almost exactly a week after we arrived back in the US and must I say I miss it already. This trip was my first experience studying abroad with UGA and I’m so glad I did it. It was an eye opening experience where I learned and…
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Pura Vida

An experience of a lifetime, that is how I will always remember this study abroad opportunity. Pura Vida are the first words that come to mind now that I am back in the United States reflecting on this trip. The literal translation of this phrase simply means “pure life” in…
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Coffee, rice, beans, repeat

Happy Thanksgiving! I am currently writing this blog post from the outdoor recreation area on the UGA campus here in San Luis, Costa Rica. I am not sure if it is the sun shining down on me, beautiful landscape I can see from this elevation on campus, or sounds of…
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Adios Costa Rica

It’s only been a matter of hours since my flight landed back in the U.S. and reality is finally starting to sink in. I have to attend classes and go to work in less than 12 hours. The past ten days came and went in the blink of an eye…
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To the Xtreme

One of my favorite adventures during my stay in Costa Rica was ziplining! Surprisingly, everyone participated and conquered their fear of heights. As we ascended into the cloud forest, I could see more and more of the lush forest and mountains below. I will never forget the view as I…
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