Day 3... 7/11/11
Trip Start Jul 09, 2011
21Trip End Aug 06, 2011
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Today was our first official day. It started off with a cold shower because apparently I still don't know how to work the shower. The hot water decides whether it wants to work or not. My 2 other roomates Eric and Jimmy took us under their wings today and showed us the ropes. They took us to the bus stop which is 3 blocks from our house. It costs 250 colones (about 25 cents) to take the bus around town. Once we stopped it's another 8 blocks to our school. Good thing I brought my umbrella because it rained all day. It was only like 60 degrees today and it felt wonderful!
Abi and I thought that we were going to have orientation all day. But instead they threw us right into the middle of the intermediate spanish class. There are 2 types of class: intermediate and basic
We've already adapted to Costa Rican time. Class started at 1 and we arrived at 1:15 and we were still early. This afternoon's class was all about medical spanish. Our topics included el corazon (heart), los pulmones (lungs), y las heces (the feces) and what questions to ask about all of them. I never knew we could talk about different types of poop and how many questions there could be for over an hour and a half! But I'm an expert now about las heces :)
We met students of other programs. There are 8 students from University of Kentucky including our 2 roomates. They are here until next week Friday. There are 2 other students from University of Chicago, and 1 girl from somewhere I don't remember.
After class we all went out to truly experience the Costa Rican culture
Also, we start clinicals on Weds. Apparently we're skipping the entire week of culture immersion lol and hopefully my Spanish will suffice. I am currently talking with my mamacita (what Anabelle would like to be called). She told me she can tell I'm not nervous because all I do is talk now. I told her I have that problem alot and she laughed at me!
After today I'm feeling a lot more relaxed because a lot of Abi's and my questions were answered. This entry was actually harder to write because I'm starting to think in Spanish and want to write in Spanish and not English. This makes me happy that I'm thinking in Spanish and not English. I can't wait to see how my Spanish progresses as the weeks go on!