I have been home for a couple days now. Landing in MIA airport wasn't much different than the SJO airport because everyone was still speaking Spanish-myself included. All of us experienced reverse culture shock. "Hola" "Permiso" "Con mucho gusto" etc. were all used instead of English. It was funny how often I kept using Spanish. … Continue reading Home at last
I figured I would talk about the actual medical service-learning program here, in addition to my final thoughts about this study abroad experience. Working with Dr. Molina was amazing. I was so impressed with my teacher (Sra. Jimenez) for linking up with a US Embassy doctor. First off, what a great contact to have. Second, … Continue reading Last few days
I have not had a chance to write in a while because this last week was hectic with classes. One of the coolest things that happened was that I experienced my first earthquake!!! It felt like a rumble of thunder was occurring while a group of large trucks drove by, except more intense. It was just … Continue reading One week left!
UF crew minus 1! I can’t believe this program is halfway over! This week ended our work at Maria Auxiliadora. I worked in the Pharmacy, where I learned about some medicines that are commonly distributed. I mostly was filling prescriptions and organizing medicine. The most popular script was for diabetes medicine, but it was interesting … Continue reading Week 3
The first thing that happened this week was my third roommate moved in. Mariah is from Iowa and I could not be happier with my roommates. She is vegan, environmentally conscious and we are very like-minded so we instantly got along. Ticos, or Costa Rican natives, have a tendency to be disorganized, late and even … Continue reading Week 2
The food here is quite different and by that I mean portions are smaller and there is no snacking between meals. They generally don't eat breakfast either. So we wake up and eat at 7am , 12pm and 7pm, and they wake up and don't eat until 12pm usually. It's really different from the American … Continue reading First week 🙂
I have been in Costa Rica for 2 days now and I love it. The first day was epic because CR played Greece in the World Cup and won, which called for a huge celebration. Here you can see the streets filled with people. This country's pride is amazing. Everyone was watching the game and … Continue reading Primeros Días
There are only eight days left until I am in Costa Rica! I am flying into Miami where I will meet up and fly with six of the ten other people in the group. I can’t wait to finally meet all of them! I recently received my housing information and I am eager to meet my … Continue reading One Week to Go!
Anjali Kuthoore is a University of Florida student studying abroad this summer in Costa Rica. If you want to learn more about her program, click here: UF in Costa Rica - Medical Service Learning What is your year and field of study? On May 2nd, I will officially be done with my Junior year. I … Continue reading Anjali: Summer in San Jose