Written by Greg Perlman, Costa Rica Spring 2013
So far, Costa Rica has definitely been quite an experience. What really surprised me the most is how different the school in my village is from my elementary schools. Students only attend for half of the day, and get frequent short breaks for recess. They also have a teacher who pulls students out of class for extra help, which I’ve never seen before in an elementary school. Mid-program break has been very welcomed and very relaxing. We’ve had time to go swimming in the river and pool, hiked through part of CloudBridge Reserve, and have had plenty of time to just sit back and relax. Oh yea, and the hot tub. The hot tub has been very hot but extraordinarily amazing. It’s definitely my favorite part.