Well, we are in the home stretch! With less than a week to go, we cannot believe how fast time is going. Rest assured, we plan to pack every last moment with adventure, enthusiasm and FUN.

This last week we welcomed our summer 2  students while our month students forged on to their third week. We moved to Playa Flamingo where the surf is great and the beaches are beautiful.  The group participated in everything from dancing to cooking, volunteer services in small towns to excursions to famous ones. See below for our day by day recap. Enjoy!

Saturday – Adios Summer 1! Hello Summer 2! We met our new program-mates and headed to Playa Flamingo

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Sunday – Students had an orientation tour of Playa Flamingo and spent the afternoon getting to know their homestays

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Monday – We have started the week out with a BANG! Visit to Flamingo Beach in the a.m. . We then had a Latin cooking class and the afternoon followed with our first day of class!!!!! Dinner and hanging out with the family in the evening.
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Tuesday – We began our new volunteer project
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Wednesday – Visit to Play Conchal Beach in the a.m. Some students even rented jet-skis! Before class, we also participated in a Latin dance class
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Thursday – Giving back! More of our service project
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Friday – Visit to Tamarindo Beach in the a.m. Most students took the surf class.  Souvenir shopping in town of Tamarindo afterwards.
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Saturday – Trip to Rincon de la Vieja Hacienda adventure park.  Everyone did the canopy/zip line tour, horseback riding, river tubing, and we finished the day with a dip in the local hot springs with volcanic mud treatment included.   You can find even more photos of this day and the trip here:  https://www.studyandtravelcostarica.com/gallery/spi-summer-2-2017?page=7#category  These photos were taken by Camila Arguedas from CPI
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Sunday – We did a little more cultural immersion with a visit to a traditional small town named Santa Cruz and then got a quick lesson on the traditional indigenous pottery making in the town of Gauitil.

More to come next week! Stay Tuned!