Monthly Archives: August 2011

Week 4 Volunteer Work

Hola! As part of week four our group volunteered at various sites, including two elementary schools. While working in one of the elementary schools, Rachel, Aly and I were able to speak with five mothers one morning. These mothers expressed … Continue reading

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Mi Experiencia en Costa Rica

Hola, No puedo creer que ya pasaron cinco semanas desde que vine a Costa Rica. Mi experiencia en Costa Rica ha sido increíble.  Regresamos a E.U. en un día y todavía no puedo creer que ya pasaron cinco semanas. Cada … Continue reading

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Cheers!

This past weekend a few of us had the pleasure of visiting Manuel Antonio National Park on the southern Pacific coast. We had the less fortunate pleasure of renting a GPS that had Costa Rican tourism advertisements built into the … Continue reading

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Finishing Up in Costa Rica

It is unbelievable that we have reached our fifth week in Costa Rica and our time is quickly coming to an end. Time has truly flown down here! The time spent at the group home for adolescent mothers, the community … Continue reading

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An Immense Need, Not Enough Time

Hola a todos, Lauren Utter and Tessa Kramer here again reporting to you in our last week in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Last week we had the opportunity to diversify our clinical work in the field. We spent four days consulting with … Continue reading

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Baños Adventure

In our last weekend in Ecuador we had the opportunity to travel with the Luceros again.  We began the trip by going to Salcedo, the childhood home of Martha and Enrique.  We sampled the local and famous Salcedo ice cream … Continue reading

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Children International

This is Wendy and Lisa reporting on Week 3 from Ecuador. On Thursday August 4, 2011 we had the opportunity to visit Children International, a nonprofit agency dedicated to improve the quality of life for children and adolescents living in poverty throughout the … Continue reading

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Fun in the Sun

Hola amigos! Lauren Utter and Tessa Kramer here, writing to you from Guayaquil, Ecuador! It is hard to believe that we have less than 2 weeks left of our immersion experience. We were fortunate to have a break from our … Continue reading

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Testing and Wrapping up at Fundacion Crecer

Our clinical experience at Fundacion Crecer continued to be challenging but rewarding when we had the opportunity to administer the Spanish version of the WISC-R to a boy who we suspected may have neurological deficits as well as learning disabilities.  … Continue reading

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Totally Tubular in Tamarindo

So I’ve officially graced the waves with my presence.  This past weekend in Tamarindo I rented a surfboard and tried surfing for the first time.  I’m sore and tired, but it was a blast to try something new and live … Continue reading

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