Tag Archives: Volunteer

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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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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Taking the Plunge

                By Jenna van Schoor Last Sunday I went scuba diving for the first time in five years. We, a group of AM volunteers and staff, left the bay of Playa Potrero at … Continue reading

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The Mysterious Thermo Mania

By Rachel Gallucci About a month ago, a sixth grade student took me by the arm and led me ominously away from the crowd of other people I had been standing with and said, “Rachel, I want to ask you … Continue reading

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Watermelon Jack-O’-Lanterns: Celebrating Halloween in Potrero

By Christie Vogt While Halloween may be a bigger tradition in the United States than in Costa Rica, the kids here have no trouble getting on board with an event that means candy, games, and costumes. On October 31st, AM … Continue reading

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Travel Tales from End-of-Session Break

By Rachel Gallucci Earlier this month, AM volunteers had a week off between Sessions Three and Four to travel, relax, and explore in and around Costa Rica. Of the five different trips that were taken, I caught up with volunteers … Continue reading

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Volunteer weekend in Nosara!

Written by: Birgitte Maarup  A few weekends ago, we volunteers went to the beautiful beach of Nosara on this year’s first volunteer trip! After a cheerful 2.5 hour bus ride through Guanacaste in a nicely air conditioned bus, we arrived at … Continue reading

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