Monthly Archives: August 2013

We are all the Same but Different

Hi this is Ana Hidalgo from Costa Rica! Today is our last day and I can’t help but to think how quickly it flew by and what an amazing experience it was! My motto for this trip was “Comfort zones … Continue reading

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Andrea Bedoya

Ha llegado el final de mi visita a Costa Rica, pero llevo conmigo lindos recuerdos que me acompañarán toda la vida. Fueron cuatro semanas en las que gocé y aprendí de la cultura costarricense y de todas las personas que … Continue reading

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Mi experiencia de vida en Costa Rica Kesina

Mi experiencia en Costa Rica ha sido muy divertida e interesante. I have enjoyed my stay in Costa Rica as a therapist in training.  There were various techniques I observed that previously I have not had the opportunity to observe. … Continue reading

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Hola, I’m checking in on my last day in Ecuador. What an amazing trip and amazing experience. In one short month, I have grown exponentially both culturally and personally. Prior to this experience, I had little knowledge about HIV and … Continue reading

Tecnológico Bolivariano

Hola desde Guayaquil, Ecuador! It’s Elena here, checking in.  It’s been a whirlwind of clinical and cultural growing experiences for the past 4 weeks, and it’s hard to believe that they are shortly coming to a close.  This past week, … Continue reading

Ecuador- Brian Lieberman

Our trip to Ecuador was especially significant because we had the opportunity to truly get to know two very special people, Enrique and Martha Lucero.  Their hospitality, generosity and genuine warmth made us all feel as though we are a … Continue reading

Mi experiencia de vivir en Costa Rica fui muy interesante y divertida.  Antes de llegar estaba muy nerviosa. Pero cuando conocí a mi familia tica ellos fueron muy simpaticos y estuve tranquila. Mi madre tica me ayudó a sentir muy … Continue reading

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Fundación VIDHA: The Impact of One Organization

Dot here, checking in from Guayaquil Ecuador. It has been a busy, exciting, informative, at times exhausting, and overall amazing three weeks so far in Ecuador!  My group and I spent the first week doing our rotation at Tecnológico Bolivariano … Continue reading

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Hola de Costa Rica!

Hola, es Liz Burrows.  Después de un vuelo sin incidentes, nosotros llegamos en Costa Rica.  No sabíamos a dónde íbamos, pero con tiempo, encontramos a nuestra guía.  Una a una, el chofer nos llevaba a cada casa.  Estuve muy nerviosa … Continue reading

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Effectively Running Groups

Hola from Ecuador! There are only a few days left here and I cannot believe how fast the time has passed. It seemed like just yesterday we arrived in Guayaquil and were adjusting to our new homes. Throughout the past … Continue reading