We’ve now been in Cuajiniquil for two and a half days. We arrived on Monday evening, started our projects yesterday, and have continued working today. Our major group projects are broken into four groups: Farm Project, Beach Project, Community Project, High School Mural. The students have been divided up into groups of four or five,… Read More


We started off our first full day in Playa Hermosa with a classic breakfast at the hotel before hopping on the bus for a day trip to Playa Grande. Our first stop of the day was at the Leatherback Trust conservation center with an introduction to the turtles and what we can do to help… Read More


Our day began as the roosters crowed their morning alarm, once again, in Cuajiniquil. To kick things off, we made our way toward Elliot and Veronica’s home, where an American breakfast awaited us, offering an array of traditional foods we would normally find in our pantries. As we ate, each bite reminded us all of… Read More


To start the day, the group drove to Playa Grande, experiencing the scenic mountains and ocean views from different parts of Costa Rica. The excitement began early as we stopped the bus to view a family of monkeys swinging amongst the trees on our route to our upcoming adventure. Once arriving at the beach, the… Read More


We’ve spent most of our time in Playa Grande either in, on, or next to the water. The rest of the time we’ve spent working on our On Assignment projects, cooking delicious meals, or dancing and laughing to cumbia and merengue music.  Our Playa Grande home is on the beach at the Goldring-Gund Marine Research Station.… Read More


Our first days in Guanacaste have been amazing! Our first day began with a photography session right outside the house. We took pictures of Halloween crabs, a toad, and a tree frog. After we finished photographing the animals, Taylor Edwards, our Nat Geo expert, gave a presentation about the conservation of turtles. He showed us… Read More