Costa Rica Study Abroad

Leaving for Costa Rica!

Caitlyn Jensen Airport Costa Rica Group

Costa Rica! Yes! Here I am at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport.  It is awesome. People are everywhere and anticipation and excitement are in the air.  Praise the Lord.  I am so excited to go to Costa Rica and I am so excited to see and be a part of …

First Day in Costa Rica!!! Numero 1

Heyyyyyy Everyone! I’m now here at Forester International Institute, using one of my new friend´s computers!! Praise God! The flight was great and exciting, with a few gusts of turbulence as we flew through a Huge raincloud. The weather is gorgeous, humid, kind of like the Philippines. I love you …

At Home in Costa Rica

I’m here in San Jose, and everything´s great! I looove it here! I went first to Forester International Institute where I had my first in person interview / placement test, and i did very well.  The weather is great here, moist and warm, kind of like the Philippines, but even …

Praise Report & First Day of Classes

Today is the first day of class, and classes start at 1:15pm.  There are also free dance lessons at the institute 12:15pm, which I might go check out!

HUGE praise report: I was able to share the Salvation bracelets with two of the host family´s friends, Coco and the girlfriend …

God Is So Great

Hello Everyone)!!!

Again, thank you for all your prayers for me and my fellow students and the Costa Ricans (ticos) here, and my Tico family!!! God is sooo great, as He continues to open doors each day for me to share Christ´s love and the Gospel with everyone here.

Yesterday …

Very Interesting Bible Study

Thank you for all your prayers!!! God is sooo great, always, and I´ve been continuing to have a blast here. We had no excursions today, but I had my regular class of four hours. After coming home from the institute, the oldest son, Ricardo, invited Carolynne and me to come …

Righteous Horse and Waterfall Adventure

I had one of the most AMAZING adventures today!!! We (Casey, Chloe, and I) were picked up from the hotel this morning at 8am to do a horseback riding excursion! We rode horses for one hour, up some mountains, over streams and through jungle to a HUUUGE waterfall, near Arenal …

Adventure On The Bus

Today we had our first unplanned adventure, as our bus (which had “Curridabat” on the front of it, clearly) took a detour in a smaller, unfamiliar neighborhood en route to Curridabat. Many minutes later, we decided that I should ask the driver (who apparently suffered from mild road rage – …

Weekend at Los Suenos

This weekend has been amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We had our second two-night trip at another 5-star hotel, this time at a beach. It was the most ritzy hotel that I’ve both seen in real life and stayed at, with a labyrinth of pools with waterfalls and a wide variety of tropical plants, …

Ox Cart Artisan

Today  (June 16th) I went on an early morning excursion with the UNC Charlotte group. We were driven to the mountains to the east of San Jose, and we stopped at a place where traditional Costa Rican ox carts (which for years have transported coffee, various other exports …

Testimony On The Bus

After class and on our way home on the bus (because it was raining), a tico stepped onto our bus and stood at the front, facing everyone seated in order to share something for a minute or two and then to ask for financial support for a cause (which is …

Friday Night Bible Study

On Friday (June 17th) we had no excursion in the morning, but only class  in the afternoon (which was fun, as always). In the evening, I went to the Friday night Bible study led by Ricardo (which was awesome, again!!), I played mandolin and sang beforehand, and after …

Saturday & Evening Gathering

Hello Everyone! God bless you this evening! I hope and pray all is SUPER-well with you all. Everything has been going great here, as usual. Praise God!

Today (Saturday, June 18th) was a relaxing day, as we were able to sleep in (we don´t have any excursions or overnight trips …

Father’s Day & The Salvation Bracelet

Happy Father´s Day, everyone!!!! Today was another awesome day. :) James, Carolynne and I all went shopping around noon, after breakfast, for our dinner gift to our tico family. We decided a couple days ago to make two pizzas, a calzone (basically like a giant pizza hot pocket) and a huge …

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