Category Archives: Transfer

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Carrera de Cintas: Guanacaste Tradition celebrated in Potrero

Written by Abigail Sampson One of my favorite things about Costa Rica are the festivals and ‘Dia de something’s…’ of which there are many, celebrated in even the smallest communities. A couple of weeks ago, hundreds of cowboys rode into … Continue reading

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Stories from Monteverde

This July break, many staff and volunteers made the same plan without realizing it: to check Monteverde off of their “must-do in Costa Rica” lists. Some traveled together and others made their plans independently, but they all have stories (and … Continue reading

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Faces from the Community/Caras de la Comunidad: Luz

Originally posted by Mujeres Activas de Potrero on August 13, 2013 Luz Maria Rivera is a familiar face in Potrero. Almost any day you’ll see her behind the counter at Super Ceymi, gladly helping customers with their grocery list, but also with recipes, … Continue reading

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Speaking Spanish: A Training Plan

By Mary Cox I never thought I’d be a runner, but with a training plan and encouragement of friends and family, I found myself at the finish line of more than one half marathon.  Through that experience I came to … Continue reading

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What Did School Really Teach Me?

By Christine Nagle The challenge of reflecting upon what I was taught in university and adapting it to meet the needs of my students is both daunting and exciting as I enter my first month in the “real world.” Armed … Continue reading

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Celebrating Guanacaste Day

By Angel Mercer ¡Bomba! I’m probably pronouncing it incorrectly, and spelling it incorrectly, but it’s more important that children have happyness rather than the capacity to spell it correctly, no? Thank you, Chris Gardner! Anyway, every 25th of July, Ticos celebrate the … Continue reading

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Faces from the Community/Caras de la Comunidad: Estefanía

Originally posted by Mujeres Activas de Potrero on July 10, 2013 Estefanía Tasara’s business is a new hot spot for lunch in Potrero. Estefanía is the owner of Dulces Momentos (“sweet moments”), an ice cream shop and restaurant. She was generous enough to … Continue reading

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Adventures in Nicaragua

By Sassy Weinstein When I say adventures in Nicaragua, I mean adventures in the fullest and most literal way possible. It all began at the border between Costa Rica and Nicaragua: one of the most bizarre situations my three friends … Continue reading

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AM Serves Up Trivia For a Cause

By Lindsay Losasso What is the capital of India? Which is the only mammal that can fly? Where did bagels originate? These were just a few questions from Abriendo Mentes’ inaugural Trivia Night Challenge last week at the Shack. More than 40 … Continue reading

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Preparing Students for a Tech-Centered Future

by Justin Stafinski    If you’re like me and 56% of Americans* living in the United States today, you own a smartphone and have likely checked your email (and possibly Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and CNN too) before even rolling out … Continue reading

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