School has been so crazy, yet so much fun! I met my host family last Saturday, and honestly I can’t believe I was so worried about it. They are so loving and kind and fun, that it’s actually starting to feel like home. I call my host mom, “mom” but as for my host dad, I still refer to him by his first name because he’s kind of intimidating even though he’s also really nice.
It’s really hard for me to get wifi here, so sorry for the sporadic posting. However, just know, that at the Jade Museum, there was the cutest miniature clay goat made by the Olmecs around the year 200. They actually had hundreds of super adorable figurines but you’ll have to come to Costa Rica to see them for yourself!
As for school, I didn’t know I could pay money to be forced to learn things, and love it this much! We have Spanish from 8-12 in the morning and “Latin American Perspectives on Justice and Sustainable Development” from 1-5 every day. We don’t have every weekend off but honestly I’m loving everything we’re doing. Spanish is kind of hard, but since I’ve learned all the grammar already, it’s kind of a nice review. Our teachers took us into San Jose so we could find our way around if we ever wanted to go into the city, and we just had “La Fiesta de Frutas” (The Festival of Fruits), and learned about all of the different fruits that grow in Costa Rica, that don’t even exist in supermarkets in the US. My two favorites are Cas/Kas and Guanabana. Super yummy and even yummier in juices.