Posts Tagged: costa rica

Alajuela Spanish School: A Teen’s Perspective

By Erin K., Teen Delegate Scholar and AmeriSpan Blogger studying at AmeriSpan’s Alajuela Spanish school I don’t think I’ve ever seen a school as beautiful as this one. Nestled in a valley between coffee and sugarcane plantations, it’s not at all unusual to see a family of cows wander by the classroom window.  The classrooms… Read more »

Learning Spanish in Heredia: Final Thoughts

“I have not only grown as a person, but I have also realized how much I want Spanish to continue to have a place in my life.”

Costa Rica Study Abroad: Tips for Traveling to Samara Beach

Costa Rica tends to be pretty clean and laid back, in fact its motto is “Pura vida!” or, loosely translated, “Live life to the fullest!”.

Junior Immersion in Heredia: Las Esperas

In this video, Johanna videotapes a tour guide at a local museum discussing the mystery of “Las Spheras”, or “the spheres” that were found in the area long ago.

Coronado Independent Teen Program: Last Week

“I will never forget the people I have met or what the teachers at school have taught me.”

Costa Rica Spanish Schools: The Food

“The normal lunch for many Ticos, especially those working outside of the home, is a Casado, which is a platter available in the local form of a greasy spoon restaurant, called a Soda.”

Learn Spanish in Heredia: Trip to Montezuma and Isla Tortuga

“After watching the monkeys argue over food for awhile, I needed more time by the beach. I spread out my towel on the Playa Grande and ran into the waves. ”

Junior Immersion Heredia: Talent Show – Video

Check out the video below to see a talent show put on for the school by some of her Spanish classmates!

Junior Immersion Heredia Interview, Part 2 – Video

A few weeks ago, we posted guest blogger Johanna G.’s first entry, Teenager Junior Immersion Heredia Interview, Part 1 – Video. Check out the second installment of her student interviews below!

First Week of Coronado Independent Teen Program

“The teachers are nice and helpful. They have one goal and that is to teach us as much Spanish as they can and help us learn about Costa Rican culture as well as other Latin American cultures in today’s society.”