Estelar Blogs

Club A Volunteer

One aspect of Estelar that I truly adore is volunteering at Club A, which is a charity that was created by Estelar in order to help impoverished children. Every week, volunteers teach young kids English and try to mentor them. I have been going to Club A weekly, and each wee...

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Visiting the Llanos de Cortez Waterfall

Yesterday, I visited the LLanos De Cortez waterfall, which is located just 15 minutes outside of downtown Liberia.  I went with two students from the institute that are here from Canada studying English.  Estelar was kind enough to arrange our transportation, and even pro...

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Why volunteer for Instituto Estelar Bilingue

 

I believe that to volunteer while studying abroad is to travel with awareness. You get the opportunity to see what many people don’t see, but should, and you learn about the culture on a more social and political level. Volunteerin...

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Traveling around Costa Rica from Liberia

Living in Liberia has a lot of perks. You are close to many beaches, a volcano is always right behind you, and you get to see a lot of wildlife. I love that I can go to the beach any day that I want and that I can go hiking the other days because there are a lot of trails ...

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Costa Rican Coffee!!!

COFFEE!!! IT'S EVERYWHERE IN COSTA RICA! You can get coffee just about anyplace you go here, and not just your average cup of Joe. I don’t know why, but every time I drink coffee here, it tas...

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Dia del Trabajador

 

On May 1 every year, the majority of businesses in Costa Rica close for the Day of the Worker (el Día del Trabajador), also called the International Day of the Worker (el Día Internacional del Trabajador). This day is celebrated in many other countries as well, a...

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Fabulous Food

 

I will never get tired of rice and beans… because I don’t have to! I came to Costa Rica thinking that rice and beans would be the only thing I would eat. I’m not going to lie, I do eat them a lot, but that's because I love them and all of the different ways t...

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Liberia, Costa Rica is close to everything!

Something that I really love about Liberia is its close proximity to many different attractions. Liberia itself is a rural city with a mix of horses, bulls, shopping, and restaurants. It has a lot of personality, from old colonial architecture and traditions to modern struct...

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