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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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


Get to know the art and music that makes Latin America come alive with Performing Arts Abroad

Written on Saturday, December 10th, 2011 by admin

Not interested in a traditional study abroad program? Check out Performing Arts Abroad for a creative alternative. LIVFund supports participants who enroll in Performing Arts Abroad programs in Costa Rica, Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. You can study, intern or volunteer abroad with a focus in dance, theater or music. Latin America is a place… Continue Reading »


LIVFund Best Treehugger Pioneer Award: Trash Art takes the cake

Written on Friday, November 18th, 2011 by admin

Meet Priscilla, winner of the LIVFund Best Treehugger Pioneer Award. A member of the CIEE Costa Rica Sustainability and the Environment team, Priscilla has created Trash Art to promote environmental awareness in Monteverde, Costa Rica. She works with students to create practical and artistic products using recycled materials. Priscilla says her project is “a way to… Continue Reading »