After arriving at Logan Airport at three in the morning, our flight took off at five. A quiet three hour plane ride later, we arrived in Miami, Florida, for a two hour layover where everyone ate breakfast and slowly woke up. At nine thirty we boarded our flight to head to Costa Rica! Once we arrived in Costa Rica we got onto our bus which brought us to our lovely hotel. After we settled in, our tour guide took us on a little walk around part of the city of San Jose. We saw the two tallest buildings in all of Costa Rica (28 stories high) and the Central Park where we saw many locals getting their daily exercise and students returning home from school. We learned that crossing the road was impossible without a crosswalk because here, unlike in America, cars will not stop for pedestrians on the road. Finishing our educational tour, the group decided to go out to lunch where we were able to have a taste of the typical daily Costa Rican food and were able to bond as a group. Returning to the hotel, the students had three hours of free time in which most students decided to spend time in the pool and hot tub at our hotel while others met up with family members here in Costa Rica. Soon we will gather in the lobby to discuss the rest of our trip and go to dinner. We hope to spend more time together during the rest of our time here.