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.
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. They use their Spanish language skills to interact with the families of the town, tutoring elementary students in English, making repairs to their school, and playing soccer.
Our students also visit Poás Volcano National Park. They learn about Costa Rica’s role in conservation, biodiversity, ecotourism, and sustainable development.