Costa Rica

Chanelle in Costa Rica

Chanelle Gainey ’16 became a ‪#‎GlobalBelle‬ by recently participating in an AIFS program at Veritas University in Costa Rica! She was one of the many HBCU students in the study-abroad program. The students in the photo represent the following institutions: -Bennett College, North Carolina -Claflin University, South Carolina -Howard University, Washington D.C. -Morehouse College, Georgia… Continue reading Chanelle in Costa Rica

Costa Rica

Racial Reflections while Studying Abroad

On my first day of study abroad, I moved in and my homestay mother (known as a tica mama) asked me if I was Indian (my hair was straightened). I told her I was from Ethiopia, so she asked if it was in Africa. I nodded while arranging my things. I have four roommates in my tica… Continue reading Racial Reflections while Studying Abroad

Costa Rica

Life at The Costa Rican Language Academy

The Costa Rican Language Academy is conveniently centered in the capital of Costa Rica- San José. The location does not deter visitors from this amazing school, only because its credentials speak loudly for themselves. The school offers three levels of Spanish courses for students and multiple extracurricular activities to add to one’s schooling schedule. The… Continue reading Life at The Costa Rican Language Academy