Costa Rica

By arg5287
  • First Day of Flight

    First Day of Flight
    First Day ever flying on a plane was May 13th 2011. We lifted off from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to the beautiful land of Costa Rica
  • First Lunch

    First Lunch
    The landing was the scariest but after a couple hours of driving to the town of Heredia, we gathered together and ate lunch.
  • First Earthquake experience

    First Earthquake experience
    This picture is exactly ten minutes before we experienced an Earthquake. First day and first Earthquake.
  • Meeting Juvario

    Meeting Juvario
    Our tour guide for the whole three weeks.
  • Waterfalls and Nature

    Waterfalls and Nature
    We toured around the park and got to see beautiful waterfalls and exotic animals
  • waterfalls

    waterfalls
  • Volcan Poas

    Volcan Poas
    Volcano Poas We visited the Volcan Poas National Park and experienced an eruption.
  • Relaxation

    After visiting the Poas Volcano we went to a souveigner shop where they sold coffee, mugs, jewelery and most importantly really inexpensive hammocks!
  • Seeing our School in Heredia for the First time

    Seeing our School in Heredia for the First time
    Met our host family on this same day.
  • First Day of four hour long spanish Classes

    First Day of four hour long spanish Classes
    This is the only male we had on the group doing spanish work on the board. Our class rooms are at least three times smaller than the classroom we are sitting in now.
  • Mama ticas Dinner every night

    Mama ticas Dinner every night
    Couldn't ask for a better dinner to come home to!
  • First School visit!

    First School visit!
    First visit to one of Heredia, Costa Rica's Elementary school
  • Second Visit to School

    We taught a leaf lesson in english and also had them write letters in English as well
  • Mama Tica takes me dancing!

    Mama Tica takes me dancing!
    Mama Tica is the most popular person I know in Heredia. We couldn't walk one second without someone yelling her name.
  • Last day in Heredia/La Corpia Visit

    Last day in Heredia/La Corpia Visit
    La Corpia is a small poverish town near the border of Costa Rica. We wentto a small organization in La Corpio. We got to work with the Costa Rican Humanitarian Foundation for the day, which was really interesting and heart touching. http://www.crhf.org/index.html
  • Crocodile Lake tour

    Crocodile Lake tour
    The Crocodile Lake was probably one of the coolest experiences to capture in Costa Rica. I got to see crocodiles up close and in large packs.
  • THE BEACH La Punteranas

    THE BEACH La Punteranas
    The first and only beach experience in Costa Rica. Warm 85 degree water, nice waves, surfers galore.
  • CPI Monteverde

    CPI Monteverde
    We walked to our first day of class, about two miles. The scenary was so beautiful that it didn't matter.
  • Monteverde

    Monteverde
    We traveled up a 2 hour long skinny narrow road to reach the top of the mountain. When we arrived we were greeted with our family tico. This picture is of Maria Jose and Valentina my two hermana ticas.
  • Coffee trail and candy making

    We went on a Coffee tour and at the end of the tour were able to make our own candy! Peanut butter, chocolate yum!
  • Soccer math with other CPI group/First Night Out

    Soccer math with other CPI group/First Night Out
    I was invited by another group at CPI to play soccer, it was a blast. After we refreshed ourselves.
  • Visit to Saint Elena Elementary School

    Visit to Saint Elena Elementary School
    I got dropped off by my Papa tica to school with my hermana ticas.
  • Nature Walk

    Nature Walk
    A nature walk through the forest of Costa Rica in the Morning and then Spanish classes for the rest of the day.
  • Volcan Arenal

    Volcan Arenal
    Volcan Arenal
  • La Fortuna/Relaxation

    La Fortuna/Relaxation
    La Fortuna and the Hot Springs. The nicest hotel view I have ever had.
  • Cloud Forest Elementary (Friends School)

    This was a really awesome school to see because this is where the internships for UNCW will be taking place in the fall of 2013. http://cloudforestschool.org/?page_id=37
  • Quality time with family and group

    Quality time with family and group
    The weekend wore us out so a lot of us relaxed and studied for Spanish classes.
  • CPI 20th Anniversary Party!

    CPI 20th Anniversary Party!
    My mama and papa ticos took me to the CPI 20th anniversary party. GRANDE FIESTA
  • BEST EXPERIENCE

    Going ziplining over the forest of Monteverde
  • Graduation Day

    Graduation Day
    96 plus hours of Spanish Classes Graduation Day.
  • Saddest Day

    Saddest Day
    The day I said bye to my Family Tico.
  • Last day/ airport stay

    Last day/ airport stay
    I got the wrong flight home so hung out by myself for twelve hours until I was able to board.