Thanks for the checking out the blog for this Global Leadership Adventures program!
Here are a few things you can expect:
- We typically receive 2-3 blog posts per week here at GLA Headquarters from our program staff and students, so please don’t be alarmed if you don’t see a blog post daily – that’s totally normal.
- Blog updates sent on weekends may not be posted until Monday.
- Due to many factors, including but not limited to internet accessibility, photos may not always be available to post onto the blog. Sometimes onsite program staff are only able to send text back to Headquarters, where our team updates the blog.
Thank you for your patience and understanding, and we hope you enjoy following along on these unforgettable adventures.
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-The Global Leadership Adventures HQ Team
BLOG POST FOR JUNE 17, 2021
Bienvenidos a Costa Rica!
Welcome to the Animal Rescue Project blog!
This will be our opportunity to share our adventures and learnings in the Alajuela Province with all of you. And this will be your opportunity to travel and experience this journey with all of us throughout the next two weeks.
Our group has arrived safe, and everyone is settling into their new home in San Ramón (Costa Rica). Most of them were exhausted after traveling for long hours, but everyone showed optimism and enthusiasm.
The group explored the Home Base and had some get-to-know activities with our mentors. We can’t wait for the adventures, service-learning, lifelong memories and deep friendships that await.
Please note that under the masks… everyone is smiling!
We feel grateful and excited about having our first student group of the season here.
The GLA Team,
Anna, Fer, Scott, Juanca, Ila & Rubén.
BLOG POST FOR JUNE 18, 2021
BLOG POST FOR JUNE 19, 2021
We got an early start this morning with a generous buffet breakfast.
We all practiced our Spanish by speaking with the kitchen staff.
Talk about true immersion with locals!
We then loaded up the bus and got to see the beautiful scenery of Costa Rica inside of our hotel in the daytime.
We took our COVID test, and despite a few teary eyes and itchy nose, it was all worth it, because we were all negative and can now see each other’s faces without a mask!
We stopped by a traditional Costa Rican bakery, Cafe Montecarlo, for a quick treat and got to exchange money there as well.
We bonded with some swimming and games before lunch, and spent the afternoon with a guest speaker learning all about Costa Rica, which really opened our eyes to Costa Rican history and culture.
We also met our veterinarian leaders from VIDA volunteers that provided general information and rules for the service we will be assisting them with.
We finished the day with our mentor groups and shared a personal fact that helped us learn more about each other.
Then to top it all off, we finished the day with an incredible night swim!
-Olivia, Aisliin, Brogan and the GLA Team