Tag Archives: English Teaching

Brasilito perspectives

Written by Richard Julian In this new series of blog posts I am going to delve a little deeper into what it is like to volunteer here in Costa Rica with Abriendo Mentes. I hope to use my position as … Continue reading

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A Piece of the Puzzle

by Lizzie Smith There are few things I hate more than the act of saying good-bye. And even worse than saying good-bye is saying good-bye to kids. It never gets any easier. Before taking the position of Director of Youth … Continue reading

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Beginning the Journey

by Javiera Gutierrez I am from Santiago, Chile and I am an English teacher. It is hard to describe the reality of this community given the fact that I come from a big city. 6,026,797 people live in Santiago and Potrero … Continue reading

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On the Brink

by Gina Dettmer Six year-old Sofia’s school day is over by ten thirty, the same time that most kids in the States are just settling into their first lesson.  “Did you enjoy your classes?” I ask her as I sit … Continue reading

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The Growing Never Really Ends

By Becca Hurliman While Potrero is still the calm little town that it is, it seems as though the Abriendo Mentes team has been working nonstop for the past few months.  The most apparent change is our new office, now … Continue reading

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Adam’s Song: Potrero Sojourn

For most of March and April, Potrero and the surrounding areas have been plagued with a smothering red tide.  The combined smell of the ocean and dead fish made a venture on the beach into a somewhat nauseating experience.  The … Continue reading

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Adam’s Song: Potrero Life

Many of ya’ll reading this blog may be potential donors or volunteers that are interested in Abriendo Mentes, or potential visitors that are thinking about traveling to Costa Rica to experience life in paradise.  But beyond beaches and sun, what … Continue reading

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