Chapter 4: An Autobiography of an Idealist

Why I Help Refugees

My job is to help refugees access resources, give them guidance in adapting to life in the US, and put them in a position where they have the dignity and knowledge to build their own lives in their new country.

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Chapter 2: The Way Less Traveled By

I’m a Senior in College, and I’m Surviving

My mom no longer prods me to post--probably because I'm in the same country with her.  As it happens, though, some of my Tico friends have expressed concern as to if I'm still alive since I don't facebook/skype/post much anymore. It's funny, because one thing that kept me going in Costa Rica, especially in the… Continue reading I’m a Senior in College, and I’m Surviving

Chapter 1: The Quest for Pura Vida

The Part of Costa Rica No One Knows Exists

Altamira, Costa Rica When I went: November, 2013 As a part of our study abroad program, we are required to do a week-long Global Engagement Project (GEP).  Like any self-respecting young person, I was instantly suspicious of any kind of obligatory field trip.  Also, since it was the week after the semester, I was kind of… Continue reading The Part of Costa Rica No One Knows Exists