This week on route, participants were asked to carry out a community fundraiser. The fundraiser could go towards the project or the day camp activities or anything else the community felt would be fitting. All the fundraisers were supposed to take place on June 28th which was the day I was visiting Santa Marta. The … Read More
Field Note Category: Pérez Zeledón, Costa Rica
We are happy to report that all participants from Session B of the Pérez Zeledón Project arrived safely at the airport last night, where they were met by project staff. They spent the night at a hostel nearby and will begin briefing activities this morning. Bienvenidos a Costa Rica!
The first week in community is already over! Staff have settled in and our participants are all having a great time in their communities. It has been a month since staff arrived. We had the chance to visit all the amazing communities where we are working now, and meet community members, coordinators, and host families. … Read More
¡Bienvenidos a Pérez Zeledón, Amigos! Met with much excitement, preparation, and the smell of typical Costa Rican food wafting out of the kitchen, the 44 participants began to file into Casa de La Juventud, our partner agency on the 2018 Pérez Zeledón project. We began the afternoon with a group activity to get the energy … Read More
I’ve been blessed with incredible opportunities in my life to explore, get to know people, get to know new places. I was unbelievably lucky to be in Ecuador as a participant in Amigos de las Américas in 2013– the mountains were amazing, and I remember vividly how it felt to walk in the clouds as … Read More
Last night, the Pérez Zeledón, Costa Rica participants for session A have arrived safely. They were met at the airport by the Pérez Zeledón A, Costa Rica Project Leadership Team. ¡Bienvenidos!
Pérez Zeledón, Costa Rica: Meet your PD, BELLA! Saludos! My name is Bella Tanaka (pronouns: she/her/hers) and I am the Project Director of the Pérez Zeledón, Costa Rica project. I grew up in a suburb north of Chicago, but I currently reside in Boston where I study Marine Science and Spanish and Boston University. I … Read More
Pérez Zeledón, Costa Rica Archive AMIGOS has been running summer volunteer programs in Pérez Zeledón, Costa Rica for decades. Our field notes don’t go back that far, but to see older posts from 2017 and before, click here.