Category Archives: Chira Island 2012

Celebrating 4 years at the Montero y Palito School, Isla Chira

Check out the series of projects our students have worked on with the Escuela Montero y Palito over the last four years of the ucalgarycares program.

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I Get by with a Little Help from my Friends

Its hard to believe that tomorrow we are already leaving Costa Rica to go home. In a very short period of time we were able to build relationships and form connections with our host families and the people on the … Continue reading

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Give and Take

Already a week has passed since our group first left on our journey to Chira Island in Costa Rica. On one hand it seems that the time has passed very quickly because of the number of new experiences that I … Continue reading

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Safe and Sound!

After a long day of travel, arriving at the Calgary Airport at 4 am and not reaching our hostel in San Jose until about 1 pm, we have made it safely to Costa Rica! Very exciting indeed. This will just … Continue reading

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Costa Rican Dreams and Other Sweet Things

Having recently completed 4 years (and a degree!) in Kinesiology at the University of Calgary the fact that I’m about to set off to another country in a few days time is actually starting to click in. I was introduced … Continue reading

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Learning about community development and sustainable tourism in Costa Rica

In a week’s time, I’ll be arriving with a team of 24 students and 2 staff members in San José, Costa Rica for our annual Calgary Serves International program. Each year, this program brings something new. Last year we worked … Continue reading

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