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And we’re back: Spanish Immersion in Liberia is possible again

Costa Rica is ready for you!

After months of being closed due to the pandemic, Costa Rica is opening its borders to all US States as of November 1, 2020. To see details of...

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Who says Quarantine has to be Boring?

We are having a little fun here in Liberia, Costa Rica, and we invite you to join in. Brighten your quarantine days with a little video project! Tell us why you love Costa Rica in a short video, produced on Tik Tok or elsewhere, ...

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Quarantine Reflections from a Business Owner

Here in quarantine, running my business and teaching a full load of English classes online in sunny Liberia, Costa Rica, I have been reflecting on how grateful I am for all the support people have shown my school, Instituto Estelar Bilingüe, du...

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Help others during the crisis











You may be wondering how you can help others in need during this crisis, and we have an idea for you to consider: sponsor an Estelar Eng...

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My Experience Teaching English in Costa Rica

After ten years of doing Accounting in the states, I felt the need for a big change. I had previously lived in another country and was beginning to feel the need for a new culture and a new experience. I decided to try to teach English in a Spanish-speaking country, so that ...

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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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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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A home away from home in Costa Rica

I have been in Costa Rica for almost two weeks, and it has been a life-changing time. Being here has challenged my Spanish abilities, self-sufficiency and ability to adapt to a new environment and culture. The sights and sounds of Liberia are...

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Volunteering with Club A in Costa Rica

“I like jumping!”

“So do I!”

Imagine some rhythmic handclapping and jumps to go along with these chants and you have a pretty good idea about the atmos...

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