A few weeks ago I went to a Costa Rican presidential debate in San José. When I got back to the states, I wrote, recorded and edited my first international piece and my first piece for Latin Pulse I’ve done in months. It’s also the first time leading the weekly news program.
I also snagged a couple of photos of the candidates present.
This is an important report for me. Majoring in international studies was my way of preparing me for a life of international politics reporting. I’ve also invested myself in radio reporting with work at Latin Pulse as well as PBS MediaShift. The fact that this piece exemplifies both is particularly significant in my professional development.
Hopefully this is not the last.
Some final thoughts on my trip to Costa Rica. I’ll miss it dearly, but I’m happy to be moving on.
In honor of Thanksgiving, here’s a funny story about my family that involves a lot of flames.
If you like the story, do me a solid and vote. If I win, I get to take my girlfriend, Rachel Karas, to a two-night stay in Gettysburg.
(Full disclosure: Rachel is the education reporter for the Frederick News-Post, who is running the context.)
Today is my last full day in Costa Rica. And I’m OK with that. I’ve got a great winter break and semester in the works, and what I’ve done here has been phenomenal.
Hasta luego, Costa Rica.
The fact that seeing the gaping maw of an active volcano is considered a day trip here reminds me just how amazing this country is.
I haven’t toured churches this intensely since my trip to Italy in 2010. But Costa Rica was the perfect place to do it. With such a rich history of Catholicism, the country is a rich case study in religious architecture, both old and new.
Seeing the beautiful red-eyed tree frogs and learning how to make chocolate from scratch was a great way to close my study abroad program.
Don’t worry, I’ve documented both for you.
I’m going to go ahead and call Monteverde the ziplining capital of Costa Rica. Absolutely incredible. Plus, some waterfall rappelling is quite the workout.
Volunteering at a turtle conservation project in Matapalo was simply incredible. A couple of reflections and photos from the experience after the jump.