Walking Through San Jose

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By Lucy Sullivan, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill ’17

COSTA RICA: Tropical Diseases, Environmental Change, and Human Health, Spring 2016

As a part of the Tropical Diseases, Environmental Change, and Human Health semester, we spent two weeks in San Jose with a program at the Costa Rica Language Academy (CLRA). My favorite activity was when my class of four walked around San Jose with our professor. We walked from the school to the downtown part of the city where there are a variety of parks, museums, and statues.

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Unique Birthday in Costa Rica

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By Anya Conlon, Occidental College ’17

COSTA RICA: Tropical Diseases, Environmental Change, and Human Health, Spring 2016

I celebrated my 21st birthday while our group was staying at the Las Alturas field station in Costa Rica with the Tropical Diseases, Environmental Change, and Human Health semester program. Of the 12 participants in the program, I am fortunate (and surprised) to say that I am the one and only person who will celebrate a birthday here in Costa Rica. Since I knew that would be spending my birthday abroad, I assumed that it would be different. It turned out to be completely unexpected and completely unique in the very best way.

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