Monthly Archives: July 2012

Ecuador: Week 1

I’ve been in Ecuador for 10 days now. We are living and working in Guayaquil, the largest city in the country. Before arriving I had heard and read some not so great things about the city, specifically in regards to … Continue reading

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La Truchas (Trout) de Cuenca

Buenos Dias MSPP Community, We arrived safely in Guayaquil, Ecuador last Saturday, July 21 and were greeted by our new host families, the Lucero Family, and representatives from El Centro Ecuatoriano NorteAmericano (CEN). We will be taking language classes at … Continue reading

Many Firsts on this First Week!

My first week in Ecuador was filled with many firsts; my first time in South America, my first time eating Ecuadorian food, and my first time conducting therapy entirely in Spanish. The food has been delicious and fresh. My host … Continue reading

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Grupos en el hospital Doctor Calderón Guardia

En nuestra primera semana en Costa Rica, fuimos al hospital Doctor Calderón Guardia para trabajar con un equipo interdisciplinario. Este equipo incluye una Psicóloga, una Siquiatra y una especialista en estimulación del lenguaje y la comunicación. Estuvimos en la parte … Continue reading

In Case of Emergency

It would be just my luck to end up in the hospital in a foreign country! Although I came out of it feeling infinitely better than when I went in, I must admit that I was ill prepared. That being … Continue reading

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Pura Vida

This week we were introduced to clinical experience in Costa Rica. Our time has been split between a public hospital and a clinic affiliated with Universidad de Iberoamerica (UNIBE) (the school organizing and overseeing our stay). It seems like everyone … Continue reading

La Clínica Neuropsicología de UNIBE

This week the MSPP group spent their mornings shadowing Costa Rican clinicians. Half of the students were at the Hospital Calderón Guardia and the other half were at the Clínica UNIBE. We were at the UNIBE Neuropsychological Clinic where we … Continue reading

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Las Familias

After a smooth day of traveling, our wonderful bus driver Marco dropped each of us off to meet our host families. As we saw student after student get off the bus and be introduced to their host family, the anticipation … Continue reading

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Hola From Costa Rica

Greetings from the LMHP immersion program. This is Oren, Eleonora and Carla reporting from Costa Rica! So far our trip to Costa Rica has been rich and informative. We have learned a great deal about Latin American and Costa Rican culture … Continue reading

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¡Pura vida! =)

This is Valerie, Becca W, and Zach writing from Costa Rica! It has been almost 1 week since arriving in Costa Rica and I am so thankful to be here. Truthfully, this is the best-organized program I have been fortunate … Continue reading

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