Days 5-8 Homestay
Since 2005 GYLI has partnered with EARTH University and the La Argentina Community near EARTH to provide a 4 day homestay experience. This is always one of the students’ and adults’ highlight of the Costa Rica experience. To be welcomed into someone’s home and to learn from them over a few days is a very humbling and human experience. Our students get to see first hand how the students at EARTH apply their classroom learning in the field. Those that speak Spanish get to practice speaking, listening and translating skills. Everyone else gets the chance to slow down, connect with nature and their GYLI friends, and learn about sustainable living on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica. You can see from these photos below, how much the families look forward to the GYLI groups coming in the summer.
Here are shots of our 2017 groups arriving at their homestay locations.