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Costa Rica Post-Trip Reflections

The trip to Costa Rica was wonderful!  I learned so much about coffee and my luggage and clothes still smell like coffee beans.  Costa Rica was stunningly beautiful and I am so fortunate to have had this opportunity to study abroad there.  Talking with the local farmers there gave me…
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Beans, Beans, and More Beans

I cannot believe how many beans I’ve consumed since coming here. We literally have beans for breakfast, for lunch, and for dinner! That is a lot of beans! Thankfully, I have not grown tired of them yet! The food is all seasoned so well that I can not complain one…
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Before it All Begins…

I leave for Costa Rica in less than a week!   To be honest, it really has not hit me yet. I have been so busy with projects, work, and last minute assignments that Costa Rica is the last thing that has been on my brain. But I really should…
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Before the Trip

Obviously, this was written before my trip in my journal. The week before the trip, this whole trip did not feel real. It was a week filled with projects, paper, quizzes, & tests. One of the most stressful weeks of my life. It just did not feel like I was…
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Return from Costa Rica

I can honestly say that my trip to UGA Costa Rica with the Coffee Technology class was one of the best experiences of my life. There were so many great people in our group. By the end of the week when we ate Thanksgiving dinner it was like being with…
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Leaving for Costa Rica

It’s finally time to go! I have been looking forward to going to UGA Costa Rica or such a long time. I am excited to meet everyone in the Coffee Technology class. My bags are packed and i’m ready to go. Until next time. I’m leaving on a jet plane.
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Back to Reality

I just landed in ATL and am headed back to Athens for a week of stressful finals.  All I can think about it how much I would love to be back in Costa Rica with my class.  It was one of the best experiences of my life and was certainly…
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Vegetarian in Costa Rica

Every time I go to a friend´s house, party, or restaurant in America, a little worry always comes up in my head: “Will there be something for me to eat there?” As a vegetarian, I always face the problem of having trouble finding food to eat. I was scared upon coming…
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A Week in Paradise

This trip is about half way through and I am already sad about having to leave so soon.  I have loved every seconds of being here!  This place is absolutely gorgeous and the people here are so sweet.   My favorite part of the trip thus far is the spontaneous…
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During Costa Rica

The classes are different because they are smaller and in a cabin, with a lot of creepy bugs. However, Dr. Pegg is a great and interesting lecturer. The campus is very large and the hiking trails are  enjoyable for early morning or midnight hikes. It is interesting to see how different…
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