Monthly Archives: August 2011

Half Way Point

So yesterday marked the half way point of the trip. For me time has flown by due to the fact that I always have something to do. I am only taking 2 classes a week to improve my understanding of … Continue reading

Going to the KFC by the Alamo

Getting adjusted to another culture requires necessary…adjustments. One thing people may or may not realize it that the majority of Costa Ricans do not live on streets with names, signs, numbers or any other identifying symbol. Consequently, when one is … Continue reading

Week two of Costa Rica

During week two, it was clear that learning Spanish at El Rancho is truly a lot of work.  We have six hours of class instruction Monday through Friday and then homework each night.  However, it is not all work, we … Continue reading

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Cuenca, Ecuador

It was freezing in Cuenca! We traveled with the Lucero Family and the Bermans for a weekend visit to the mountainous town of Cuenca, Ecuador and did not expect it to be so cold. At night the temperature dropped to … Continue reading


Two Weeks Down, Three Weeks to Go!

Hola amigos! Lauren Utter and Tessa Kramer here again updating you on some of our recent experiences in Guayaquil, Ecuador.  Last week we informed you of the sites in which we would be providing clinical work as student volunteers.  So … Continue reading


Celebration at Fundacion Crecer

We are lucky that our time here has been filled with celebrations of various sorts.  One special event took place last Friday, was when we attended an end of the term celebration at Fundacion Crecer, with also coincided with the … Continue reading

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