Skip to Content

Category Archives: Costa Rica




Impress your host family with these tricky trabalenguas

Written on Monday, January 23rd, 2012 by admin

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 »

Posted in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uncategorized, Uruguay, Venezuela | No Comments


Costa Rica: La Pura Vida

Written on Friday, January 20th, 2012 by admin

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 »

Tags: , , ,
Posted in Costa Rica, Uncategorized | No Comments


Costa Rica: Small country, big opportunities

Written on Friday, January 20th, 2012 by admin

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 »

Tags: , , , , , , ,
Posted in Costa Rica, Uncategorized | No Comments


Fireworks and leaps of faith in Costa Rica

Written on Thursday, January 19th, 2012 by admin

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 »

Tags: , , , ,
Posted in Costa Rica, Uncategorized | No Comments


An update from Olivia on study abroad with USAC in Costa Rica

Written on Wednesday, January 18th, 2012 by admin

Puntarenas is actually heaven. It’s so hard to believe I’m really here. I thought three weeks would go slowly, but sadly the first weekend is almost here. Spanish class has been fantástico! I feel like I’m really getting better, but communicating with my host family, who literally speaks no English, is still difficult. I have… Continue Reading »

Tags: , , , , , ,
Posted in Costa Rica, Uncategorized | No Comments


What studying abroad in Costa Rica means

Written on Monday, January 16th, 2012 by admin

In the words of LIVFund Scholarship applicant Kayla Oliver, studying abroad in Costa Rica means… Culture. The people, the places, the food – all things unknown to me, but that I cannot wait to experience. Opportunity. I had never dreamed of traveling, this is a chance of a lifetime, and one that will help me… Continue Reading »

Tags: , , , , ,
Posted in Costa Rica | No Comments


Latin America is the place to go in 2012

Written on Monday, January 9th, 2012 by admin

Did you see the NY Times top 45 list of places to go in 2012? Well, we sure did! After all, #1 on the list is PANAMA! That’s right, the NY Times thinks that Latin America is the place to be too. And, well, they’re right!                  … Continue Reading »

Tags: , , , ,
Posted in Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Mexico, Panama | No Comments


Latin America is waiting for you

Written on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012 by admin

‎ “We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” – Joseph Campbell Latin America is waiting for YOU. Make you resolution to travel abroad in 2012 a reality with fearlessness and a $500 scholarship from LIVFund. We at LIVFund… Continue Reading »

Tags: , ,
Posted in Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, Venezuela | No Comments


Study abroad in Latin America is on the rise

Written on Thursday, December 29th, 2011 by admin

According to the Institute of International Education (IIE), study abroad in less traditional destinations like Latin America is on the rise! And, the good news is that there is now a scholarship to make your study abroad experience in Latin America even more affordable. That’s the LIVFund Scholarship, of course! At LIVFund, we give out awards… Continue Reading »

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uncategorized, Uruguay, Venezuela | No Comments


Study abroad in Costa Rica, A Christmas wish come true

Written on Monday, December 26th, 2011 by admin

A message from LIVFund Scholarship winner Olivia Zug. Feliz Navidad, amigos! It’s Christmas, I’m sitting in my room only accompanied by Shakira, staring at my hurricane of a packing job, and I’m nervous.  Will I seriously be in Costa Rica in just a little over 24 hours?  It seems unbelievable. First, I’ll describe myself a… Continue Reading »

Tags: , , , , ,
Posted in Costa Rica | No Comments