Josie Schave

Josie Schave

I studied abroad in Costa Rica for one month last summer, and it was one of the most rewarding and fun experiences I have ever had. During the week I attended Conversa, a Spanish language school, from morning to midafternoon. I lived with a host family of one mom, one dad, and two fantastic kiddos, all of whom I miss more than I can say. On the weekends I was able to go on several different excursions, from ziplining in a cloud forest to visiting a gorgeous beach. During the excursions I continued to practice the Spanish that I had learned during the week, even though I knew all the people who sell souvenirs speak at least some English. Good thing, too; people really appreciate it when you take the time to speak with them in their own language.  There were a lot of tears on my last day in Costa Rica. Many of the AU group had become so close to their host families that it hurt to see them go. As I hugged my host mom and said goodbye, she said to me, “If you ever come back to Costa Rica, you are always welcome here.” Here’s hoping someday I can take her up on her offer!

Events

Oct
19
By Arthur Miller | Adapted from Henrik Ibsen's play Directed...Read more
Oct
21
The title of the anthology Sangre mía / Blood of...Read more
Oct
22
Book Discussion: Our Kids-The American Dream in Crisis. Dauch 115...Read more
Oct
23
Maggie Smith is the author of three books of poetry:...Read more
Oct
27
The Ashland University Choir, Women's Chorus and the Ashland Area...Read more