Hola Session 6 Students!
It’s hard to believe that it’s already been nearly three months since your adventure here in Costa Rica! Time really does fly!
Rewind back to our first day in at home base in Parrita – you had all just arrived, and we could tell some of you didn’t know what to expect, and many of you were definitely out of your comfort zone having never traveled abroad before – especially on your own! But we were confident that you’d learn the ropes and get to know each other very quickly.
We dove right into Mentor group discussions, and we’re proud of you guys for opening up and helping to learn more about one another, even after knowing each other for just a short time. Seeing our students form connections and get to know each other early on is always wonderful, and it makes the remaining days together that much better.
From your very first day out and about in Parrita, all the way through to your final day here, you all truly immersed yourselves in the local community and got to experience the culture and interact with the people.
The ten days we all spent together were so wonderful, and our staff will never forget the experiences we shared and the memories we all made.
Here are some of our favorite recollections from session six:
-Painting the fence and tire playground at Escuela Lourdes. We’re so glad you guys got to add in your artistic touch!
-Watching you all pick up new words and sayings in Spanish. Muy bueno!
-Helping LuLu with trees and plants in her nursery
-Playing Futbol with the locals! You guys swore they were better, but we think you played great, and you certainly had a great time learning some moves!
-Laughing your way down the river in our whitewater rafts and playing in the waterfalls
-Mark’s group lessons on storytelling
-LuLu’s cooking lessons. Picadillo – yum!
-Dance class! You guys sure picked up those dance moves quickly, and it was so fun to see you let loose and soak in the local music
-Our farewell dinner. The food was delicious, and our group sharing activities were so fun, but also bittersweet because we didn’t want you all to leave in the morning
Some of you are still in high school, and some of you have already gone off to college, but wherever you are in the world, we want you all to know we miss you, and we wish you the very best for everything your futures hold. Maybe one day you can come back and visit us, and we can relive some of the awesome memories we made during your time here!
Adios for now, fellow adventurers!
-Your Costa Rica Beachside Staff