Final Blog

Hey friends and family, Tessa and Chris here with the final blog. What a contrast. We’re sitting in the airport, unsure what to do with ourselves and our empty nest when a scant 24 hours ago we were awaking to the soothing sounds of the jungle and the river, beckoning us to return for another […]

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Day One of the Rio Pacuare

Update by Bella: I’m currently writing from a lodge in the middle of the jungle somewhere (still in Costa Rica, I hope) after a filling day of driving and rafting; but I’ll start from the beginning. We woke up this morning at 5 a.m., back at our first hostel (La Dehesa) in Heredia, shoved all […]

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Another Surf Day!

Update by students Brooklyn and Lavar: This morning we woke up at 7 a.m. to tackle our third day of surfing. We all shredded the gnar and were able to catch many waves. Lavar and Brooklyn raced to see who was the best surfer. (He wiped out when we made it to the shore, so […]

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Surfing and Snorkeling!

Update by students Yonas and Caroline: We woke up to a rainy Monday morning at 7. We ate breakfast and prepared for a day full of surfing and snorkeling. Once we reached Tamerindo beach, we met up with our instructors, Sebastian, Frank, and Axel and got on our boards. Kau’i made a goal to catch […]

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Surfing and Sunsets

Update from student Kau’i : I awoke to what felt like an iceberg in the room. Me and Brooklyn did a great job of keeping our room cool throughout the night. I started my morning with some yoga outside as Chris did laps across the pool like Michael Phelps. All of us ate a scrumptious […]

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A Hiking and Driving Day

Update by Bella: We stared off today by waking up at 7:30 a.m. It was or last morning at the resort at Rincón de la Vieja. Tessa came around knocking on our doors to wake us up, but after it was clear that some of us (Kau’i and I) were not planning on getting up, […]

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Tubing and Waterfalls

Update by Caroline: We woke up to the sound of birds chirping and quickly got ready. We went to breakfast and Jono had all the pancakes he’s been dreaming about. We all put on our swimsuits and a ton of sunscreen to prepare for tubing. On the bus, I braided Tessa’s and Brooklyn’s hair. We […]

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Celebrating the 4th of July!

Update from Tessa & Chris: This afternoon (12-2 p.m. Costa Rican time) and evening (5-7 p.m. Costa Rican time) we will be making calls home. Please try to download / be available on WhatsApp (or Skype), as it will be our main source for calls. We are looking forward to speaking with you, as are […]

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Second Day of Service and Ziplining

¡Buenos dias amigos! Mi nombre es Lavar. Today I woke up to a beautiful Costa Rican sunrise with a vigorous cold breeze from the Monteverde Cloud Forest mountains. I started off the day by waking up my roommates Jono and Yonas. Our mama Tica made us delicious Costa Rican breakfast of gallo pinto with soft, […]

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Community Service in Monteverde

Update from Jono: We started off the day with a wake up at 6:30 a.m. and then had an amazing breakfast made by our mama Tica. We then got packed and headed out the door to the house we are helping with. We broke off into groups and started working. Chris, Yonas, Kau’i, and I […]

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