Katelyn is a sophomore Hunt Scholar and Meadows Scholar, and a member of the University Honors Program, who is majoring in journalism in Meadows School of the Arts and Spanish in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, with a minor in political science. During summer 2012, she is participating in SMU-in-Costa Rica, where she’s hoping to improve her Spanish skills and immerse herself in the culture.
It’s hard to believe that we only have a week left in beautiful Costa Rica! It will be especially difficult to leave after falling in love with the pristine beaches of Manuel Antonio, a definite contender for the top five most beautiful places in the world. We were given last weekend free to explore the country. We had countless options to consider: Should we go to the rain forest? Venture to the mountains? But we knew we couldn’t leave Costa Rica without seeing the beach. We asked around and all the locals told us to head to Manuel Antonio, a national park in the town of Quepos on the Pacific coast. Right after classes on Thursday, all ten [...]