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Impress your host family with these tricky trabalenguas

Want to impress your new host family or Spanish-speaking amigos? Try learning these tricky trabalenguas, or tongue twisters! Erre con erre, guitarra; erre con erre, carril: rápido ruedan los carros, rápido el ferrocarril. — Tres grandes tigres tragones tragan trigo y se atragantan. — Pablito clavó un clavito en la calva de un calvito, en la… Continue Reading »

An ambitious medical volunteer gets ready to go to Guatemala

  Ida is a student at the University of Michigan who was assigned a scholarship from LIVFund to volunteer at a medical clinic in Antigua, Guatemala during her spring break. Continue reading to find out more about what she will be doing while abroad.     January 22, 2012 It’s hard to imagine that in… Continue Reading »

Costa Rica: La Pura Vida

LIVFund Scholarship winner Olivia Zug’s interpretation of pura vida. pura vida: the unofficial slogan of Costa Rica pura vida: Spanish for “pure or simple life” pura vida means: living sufficiently, but magnificently never using more than I need learning about and with other people instead of focusing on temporary, material things finding new ways to… Continue Reading »

Costa Rica: Small country, big opportunities

Have you met Olivia? She won a LIVFund Scholarship to fund her study abroad trip to Costa Rica with USAC over her winter break from school at the University of Maryland. Below is her latest update from Puntarenas, Costa Rica, but in case you missed her previous entries, you can read them by clicking on the links… Continue Reading »

Fireworks and leaps of faith in Costa Rica

Have you met Olivia? She won a LIVFund Scholarship to fund her study abroad trip to Costa Rica with USAC over her winter break from school at the University of Maryland. Below is her latest update from Puntarenas, Costa Rica, but in case you missed her previous entries, you can read them by clicking on… Continue Reading »

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