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Are you ready to take a plane somewhere - anywhere! - and experience new things? After all these months of restricted movement, people are starting to travel once again to ...

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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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Why Learn Spanish with Estelar

Why You Should Learn Spanish with Instituto Estelar Bilingüe

At Instituto Estelar Bilingue, we are all about learning Spanish in a dynamic and conversational manner, and we want i...

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Tica Life: Total Immersion at Estelar

As an English teacher at Estelar Bilingue, I have met many international Spanish students that come for our Immersion Courses. I was curious how the “class in the AM and beach in the PM” lifestyle was for some of them and, fortunately, I h...

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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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Welcome to Liberia City

With over 45,000 inhabitants, Liberia is a typical, small-sized colonial town of the great Guanacaste plains, with wide roads and old adobe buildings. The province of Guanacaste traditionally relied on beef cattle ranching to sustain its economy and heritage. Today, due to t...

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