A quick update to share some pictures. These ones are from last Friday when we gathered our “dream team” of teachers at the Academia Tica Jacó campus for a training day. This is part of our plan for continuous development, for sharing ideas and learning new teaching techniques. Also a chance to enjoy some lunch, brownies and coffee with teachers from both our campuses together. Although not all of our teachers could join, it was fun! Thanks to all the teachers for their participation and…Continue Reading “Spanish teacher training course in Jacó Beach”

One Friday morning in Jacó Beach: Our group of seven Academia Tica students was being picked up in front of the apartments by Alan, our tour guide for the day. A 45 minutes drive southbound along the coast led us to the beginning of a narrow path through private farmland. First we passed chicken and horses, then the trail continued through the forest, crossing some little streams. Finally we reached the waterfall that made its way down through the jungle like a stairway for giants. Beautiful to…Continue Reading “Las Cataratas – A day trip to the waterfalls”

In the tangle of cacophonous green that is Carara National Park, two types of forest meet, a mix of plants, animals and insects found nowhere else in the world. This convergence of Costa Rica’s dry Northern Pacific region and its much wetter Southern Zone is host to half the known animal species in a country famed for prodigious biological diversity. For a while this year it was also host to an unlikely combination of young people, half from the United States and half from Costa…Continue Reading “Un día en la vida: Volunteering at Carara National Park”

Events this month include traditional festivals, great movies, interesting fairs, diverse music and dance performances from all over the world. Movies Cine Magaly: This month a series celebrating female perspectives, “Cine con Lentes de Mujer,” will screen every Saturday at 1 pm in the Club Magaly, including “Caramelo” and “El Piano”. University Cinema: After the semester is over the series of free movies at the University continues with the “Month of Architecture and Cities.” Every Thursday and Friday after Aug. 14, 6:30 pm at the Auditorium of Law (San Pedro). Fairs Let…Continue Reading “August roundup of events”