Corrida de Toros

December through February, Costa Rica is taken over by rodeo fever. I’ve honestly never seen anything quite like it. The rodeos in Zapote are famous and televised for weeks over the holidays. After December, the rodeos travel to different towns. Not only is there bull riding, but people also get into the ring with the … More Corrida de Toros

Learning in Action

This week has been a good week. I’ve been getting to know the students more, and I’ve started helping the tourism students with conversational English, focusing on hotel vocabulary. Since I’m a Youth Development volunteer and not a TEFL volunteer, I’ve had to do some research on interactive ways to teach new vocabulary.  In this … More Learning in Action

Home Improvements

This is my host dad. He turned 79 about two weeks ago and is incredibly active. He likes to walk for an hour in the mornings, does exercise routines in front of the tv, and is always working and doing something until the soccer games come on. Yesterday morning as I left to go to the … More Home Improvements

Nani, la K-9

This week was drug prevention week at CTP de Osa. On Wednesday, the K-9 unit came out to talk to the students about drugs and gave a demonstration of how they use dogs in drug searches. The students loved Nani!  Esta semana era de semana de prevención de drogas en CTP de Osa. El miércoles, … More Nani, la K-9