Document Type

Project

Publication Date

Spring 2009

Keywords

Study abroad, Community

Abstract

The first thing I noticed when I arrived in Costa Rica were the smells. As 1 set foot into the moist tropical air, I was immediately overwhelmed with humidity, the aroma of unfamiliar plants, and excitement for this unknown world. Everywhere I went for the first several weeks, I was welcomed with new sensations of something different in the air. Even now, after seven months of being back in the United States, the images, smells, flavors, and people remain ingrained in my senses and are present in my daily interactions and decisions. Due to such strong sensory, as well as emotional, experiences, I feel blessed with a new awakening and awareness in life. This, in turn, has brought new complicities to my understanding of human interactions and furthered my capacities of facing adversity.

Department

Modern and Classical Languages

Subjects - Topical (LCSH)

Spanish language--Study and teaching--Immersion method; Foreign study--Costa Rica; Communities--Costa Rica

Subjects - Names (LCNAF)

Beckmeyer, Jennifer--Travel--Costa Rica

Geographic Coverage

Costa Rica--Description and travel

Genre/Form

student projects; term papers

Type

Text

Rights

Copying of this document in whole or in part is allowable only for scholarly purposes. It is understood, however, that any copying or publication of this document for commercial purposes, or for financial gain, shall not be allowed without the author’s written permission.

Language

English

Format

application/pdf

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