By: Laurie Heggedal
-Study Spanish vocabulary (so you don’t end up calling your Host Mom “mamacita” because it does not mean “mom”).
-Watch Dancing with the Stars with your Host Family every Sunday night (it is quite entertaining).
-Go white-water rafting (you’ll get to see so many breathtaking waterfalls and forests).
-Try new cultural foods (even if it’s just a small bite that is hard to swallow because it is so spicy).
-Expect cars to stop for you as you cross the street to school (…they won’t).
-Try to pick up new Spanish words at soccer games (most of them should not be repeated!).
-Slam the taxi door closed (because the taxi drivers will yell at you for it… And maybe take the more expensive route to your destination).
-Spent a lot of time on your electronics (it takes away from time you could spend immersing yourself in the Costa Rican culture).