Month: July 2016

From EARTH University to UWC

Buenos dias! Today, we travel from EARTH University back to United World College for our final full day. We have had an amazing time! Students returned from homestays with so many exciting stories and new Spanish skills. We went white water rafting and enjoyed a multicultural celebration last night. It was a busy but exciting…
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July 21, 2016 0

Homestays Continue!

Students are enjoying their homestay experiences and have almost completed their short time in the nearby community. They will be returning to the EARTH University campus tomorrow after white water rafting in the morning. We are looking forward to hearing their great stories and enjoying our last few days here!


July 19, 2016 0

Homestays have begun!

Students were placed in their homestays yesterday and will be staying until Wednesday. They were all smiles as they greeted their host families and received a tour of the local farms. Some projects that the students are engaged in include gardening, milking cows, painting garden signs, playing soccer with friends and family, and generally participating…
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July 17, 2016 0

Day 4 Costa Rica!

Bugs and Bananas! Walking through the rain-forest getting bitten, seeing wildlife, and meeting new people.  Today we visited a banana facility that supplies organic bananas to Whole Foods grocery stores in the US. Seeing the banana packing facility and learning the process was interesting but it is obviously hard work!  This experience made us feel very…
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July 15, 2016 0

Day 3 in Costa Rica

Hey guys! West Watch here. This morning, some of us woke up very early to go play futbol. At around 8 in the morning, we all met in the cafeteria to have some breakfast which included pancakes, rice, salsa, fruit, and eggs. After breakfast, we packed our bags, and prepared to leave for EARTH University. We…
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July 14, 2016 0

Day 2 in Costa Rica

Today was GREAT!!!  We started the day at 8:45 with a delicious pinto, and then played some fun games such as “Sister, Sister,” and “Mafia.”  Then we learned about Costa Rican culture and dance, and had lunch.  Then we took a trip to Santa Ana, the local town, and ate lots of food, gained a…
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July 13, 2016 0

Year 3 in Costa Rica Has Begun!

We have started the Year 3 Institute in Costa Rica! Students arrived today at United World College in Santa Ana, which is a suburb of San Jose. After dinner and introductions, students started planning the sessions that they will lead in the days to come. Although a bit tired from travel, everyone was excited to…
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July 12, 2016 0