Alondra Velazquez

Attending:Lake Forest College
Studying in Costa Rica | *AIFS Abroad Access Partner Scholarship
"Hello" in your host country's language: Hola!
Home Institution (your U.S. University/College): Lake Forest College
Expected graduation year: 2023
Destination city & country: San Jose, Costa Rica
Program provider: AIFS
Major/minor: Biology & Scientific Visual Communication / Spanish
Demographics: First-generation Mexican American
Future career aspirations: I am interested in pursuing a career where there is an intersectionality between biology (conservation ecology), art, and education. With that in mind, possible careers that I can see in my future include working at wildlife conservation
education centers, accredited zoos, or creating visual teaching content for existing biomedical illustration companies. I would also like to continue providing help to people and giving back to my communities such as in Little Village, Chicago, so careers in education access and preparation or translation/interpretation services are also of interest to me.
Top 3 goals for your time abroad: 1. Explore new environments and immerse myself in a completely new culture, meeting new people and seeing awesome tropical animals and plants in the process.
2. Conduct laboratory research for conservation biology.
3. Improve my Spanish interpretation and translation skills.

Journal Entries By Alondra

Final Goodbyes

Scholar: Alondra Velazquez

Posted on May 11th 2022

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My identity Abroad

Scholar: Alondra Velazquez

Posted on May 11th 2022

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Navigating Costa Rica (Part II: Traveling to the Provinces)

Scholar: Alondra Velazquez

Posted on May 04th 2022

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New Phrases and Behavior

Scholar: Alondra Velazquez

Posted on Apr 25th 2022

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Saying Early Goodbyes

Scholar: Alondra Velazquez

Posted on Apr 08th 2022

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San José and Chicago: City Life

Scholar: Alondra Velazquez

Posted on Mar 31st 2022

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Navigating Costa Rica (Local Travel Tips Part I)

Scholar: Alondra Velazquez

Posted on Mar 24th 2022

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Planning for Trips

Scholar: Alondra Velazquez

Posted on Mar 24th 2022

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Packing for Field Trips and Excursions

Scholar: Alondra Velazquez

Posted on Mar 24th 2022

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Prepping for STUDYING Abroad + My Experience with Courses

Scholar: Alondra Velazquez

Posted on Mar 23rd 2022

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ADAPTING TO A NEW CULTURE: FOOD

Scholar: Alondra Velazquez

Posted on Mar 23rd 2022

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School Work and Fun Abroad I

Scholar: Alondra Velazquez

Posted on Mar 09th 2022

WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN STUDYING ABROAD

Scholar: Alondra Velazquez

Posted on Mar 02nd 2022

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Preparing for Your Time Abroad

Scholar: Alondra Velazquez

Posted on Mar 02nd 2022

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To Bring or Not To Bring? (Packing and Baggage Info)

Scholar: Alondra Velazquez

Posted on Feb 23rd 2022

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Homestay and Courses

Scholar: Alondra Velazquez

Posted on Feb 16th 2022

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First Week in Costa Rica

Scholar: Alondra Velazquez

Posted on Feb 10th 2022

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Pre-Departure Vlog: Alondra V (Costa Rica)

Scholar: Alondra Velazquez

Posted on Feb 04th 2022

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