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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


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