Our 8th graders grab their passports and head to Costa Rica for a week of service learning with the guides from Global Works. This trip is the culmination of their Spanish education at Synergy.
Their journey begins in San José and the coffee farm of Finca Doña Rosa. They travel on to Palmichal, a mountainous region south of San José. Once there, they use their Spanish language skills to interact with the families of the town in social activities, a variety of hands-on community service projects, and excursions to local sites, including a visit to Poás Volcano National Park.
Our students return home with a better understanding of Costa Rica’s role in conservation, biodiversity, ecotourism, and sustainable development.