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Arriving in San Jose, Costa Rica

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The reason for being in Costa Rica is to participate in a volunteer program with International Student Volunteers (ISV). My friend/ex Daniel and I both signed up for ISV when they came to our university back in New Zealand, so we traveled to Costa Rica together. Flying via Panama we discovered the most confusing airport […]

What To Expect When Studying At Intercultura

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During my time in Costa Rica I was lucky enough to spend a week studying at Intercultura Spanish School in Heredia. This is a foreign language school where people from all around the world come to learn a new language while being immersed in the culture. This was my first time ever in a country […]

Final Days at Intercultura – Heredia, Costa Rica

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A Monday meant school and if that’s not bad enough the schedule had changed so now we had morning classes, 8.30am-12.30pm. Getting up so early was a difficult task, but I was only a little late. Surprisingly school goes quick and after five hours of Spanish, with me pronouncing everything incredibly wrong, the second to […]

Ram Luna Restaurant & My First Discotek

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With Spanish lessons for the week starting in the afternoon the day is off to a good start, allowing for a much needed sleep in still recovering from the jet lag. A twenty minute walk really gets the blood pumping ensuring we are wide awake and ready to learn- great fun. Heredia is extremely different […]

First Day of Spanish School – Heredia, Costa Rica

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Waking up early for the first day of Spanish School at Intercultra I make myself semi presentable and meet Daniel in the kitchen for breakfast. We then begin our ascend uphill for a twenty minute walk alongside our host mother and her granddaughter. We take note of the streets, walking back by ourselves tonight means needing to remember […]

Why Should I Pay to Volunteer?

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Why is being a volunteer so costly? So if you’ve come to this article, you’re obviously thinking about volunteering. Good for you, it’s such a rewarding thing to do when travelling, but can be expensive.  Though, like many people, when I first decided to volunteer I was sort of surprised by all the costs involved. My […]

Relaxing Day At Intercultura – Heredia, Costa Rica

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Thank the lord for afternoon classes ! After waking up surprisingly not hung over I skipped breakfast in exchange for some cooking lessons at Intercultura in Heredia. Thanks to my lack of general skills when it comes to food I stood back and ‘helped’ by occasionally touching the dough. They turned out yum though, made even better by some sweet fruit […]