Mariam Gbadamosi attended the UVA in Costa Rica Program in Summer 2017.
This picture was taken in the market in the city of Grecia in the province of Alajuela in Costa Rica. This picture showcases many of the fruits that are characteristic of Costa Rican cuisine like pineapple, coconut, and watermelon. Ticos, as they refer to themselves, visit their local market to buy fresh fruits and foods.
This picture was taken in the coastal city of Jacó, which is in the province of Puntarena. The picture showcases the beach landscape and the mountains in the backgrounds.
This is a picture of the uninhabited Tortuga Island in the Gulf of Nicoya. The island is undisturbed and home to many animals and numerous species of plant.
This picture showcases murals on the ceiling of the Iglesia de Costa Rica.
This picture was taken in the central plaza of the city of Alajuela. It showcases the Iglesia or church of Alajuela, which is central to the community.
This picture was taken in the central plaza of the city of Alajuela and showcases the park. One can see the city landscape and locals enjoying a stroll through the park.
This picture was taken in Juan Santamaria park in the city of Alajuela. The mural depicts the events of the invasion of Costa Rica by Willian Walker in 1856 and the heroic acts of Juan Santamaria, a soldier for the Costa Rican army. He is recognized as a national hero.
This picture was taken in ICLC, where we studied Spanish during the program. The image showcases the landscape of the area and one of the classrooms of the institute.
The catholic church is always the physical center of the Costa Rican city, because it is central to the lives of the people. This picture was taken inside the church and showcases the religious imagery.
This picture was taken in the market in the city of Grecia in the province of Alajuela in Costa Rica. This picture shows one of the many shops that make up the market and the people that work there. In addition, one can see plantains which are a staple of the Costa Rican diet.