Celebrations of Life and Death in Costa Rica

Celebrations of Life and Death in Costa Rica

At times, the cultural immersion process that volunteers face abroad is not always the celebration of life, but also of death. Samuel, a current WorldTeach Costa Rica volunteer, has been fortunate enough to be welcomed into his community, so much so that he took part...
Living Deep in Coffee Country

Living Deep in Coffee Country

See Grace Carroll’s transition from a student in the libraries of Notre Dame to a teacher amidst the rural coffee fields of La Esperanza, Costa Rica in only one week!   The looks of confusion and bewilderment that I have received since my arrival to La Esperanza...
Letters from Costa Rica: Mil Gracias!

Letters from Costa Rica: Mil Gracias!

As 2012 comes to a close, the WorldTeach Costa Rica volunteers are preparing to leave the schools and communities of which they were a part for the past year. In reflecting on the time spent teaching and learning from their students, the teachers came together to...
Roller Coastering in Costa Rica

Roller Coastering in Costa Rica

Since January, Aeriel Kay has been volunteering in Costa Rica. Faced with her return in December, Aeriel writes about her loves, fears, and hopes – the roller coaster of her life in Costa Rica.   Dear United States of America, I miss you. I miss sitting in a...
What Once Seemed Strange…

What Once Seemed Strange…

WorldTeach volunteer Kiana Curry has quickly adjusted to Costa Rican culture. Now, Kiana writes, things that originally seemed new or bizarre have become custom. Read on to discover the odd bugs, weather, food and gossip that have become part of Kiana’s daily...