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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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


Perspectives from Antigua, Guatemala

Written on Friday, January 6th, 2012 by admin

LIVFund Scholarship winner Shawn gives us an update from Guatemala. After 5 weeks of intensive Spanish lessons in tourist friendly Antigua, he prepares to transition into his 13 month volunteer experience with Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos at an orphange in the “real Guatemala”  - San Andrés. Click on the link below to hear Shawn’s take on… Continue Reading »


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 »


Ida finds her passion for medicine in Guatemala

Written on Monday, January 2nd, 2012 by admin

Ida, a junior at the University of Michigan, won a LIVFund Scholarship to fund her upcoming volunteer abroad experience in Guatemala. This is her application essay [photos added by the staff at LIVFund]. Before the summer of 2011, I had never been extremely passionate about anything. I entertained the idea of being a doctor, and… Continue Reading »


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 »