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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


Hola from Macrina in Costa Rica. My host mom or mi Mama Tica is a very sweet, welcoming person.  I was very nervous coming to Costa Rica but from the moment I stepped in the door she did everything to … Continue reading

Pura Vida!

Hello all, This is Tony checking in from San Jose, Costa Rica. This little guy is an ozo perezoso (3-toed sloth) and he is a good representation of the Costa rican life style and the motto Pura Vida (pure life). Everyone … Continue reading


Maternidad Sotomayor

Buenas from Ecuador! This is Rebecca Stacy writing from Guayaquil. It’s hard to believe we are finishing with our third week in Ecuador. Our experiences have been invaluable and we are excited to return home with a new enthusiasm for … Continue reading

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Culture: Discovering Ecuador

Hola from Ecuador! This is Eleonora reporting on the first and second week cultural experiences of this immersion trip. I’m living in the same house with Valerie, Carla, and Elena from our program and we have the great luck of … Continue reading


Ecuador a beautiful place to be

Hi all, What a colorful scenario we can see in Guayaquil. Many houses in different shapes and colors, some of them incomplete and perhaps without following any construction regulations due to the continues growth of the population. Yeah!!! Welcome to … Continue reading

Final Reflections on the Costa Rica Experience

This is Eleonora, Carla and Oren reporting final reflections on the Costa Rica experience. Eleonora, 2nd Year Advanced Standing, Psy.D: Thank you to MSPP for providing the opportunity to go on this trip! It was a fascinating month, full of … Continue reading


El Fin

This is Kiley, Jill, and Lisa blogging at the conclusion of our trip to Costa Rica. As our time in Costa Rica draws to a close, we have come to a number of conclusions about the experience that we are … Continue reading

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Adios from Ecuador

Buenos Noches MSPP, this is John Pratico blogging during our last night in Guayaquil, Ecuador.  We have had an incredible, amazing experience that none of us will likely forget.  Last night, we went out to a local restaurant with Carla … Continue reading


Semana #3

Hola aqui le escribimos Carla, Eleonora y Oren. Otra semana llena de aprendizaje, aqui en Costa Rica. Durante esta semana tuvimos la oportunidad de asistir a la escuela de la comunidad Miguel Obregon, hacer rotaciones en el Hospital Calderon Guardia, … Continue reading