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La Romeria – Costa Rica’s Pilgrimage

Every year, over a million people complete a pilgrimage to Cartago, Costa Rica from all over the country, as well as from other Central American countries. The "romería", as it is called in Costa Rica, officially takes place every year on August...

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Spanish Immersion Program

Last week, I had the opportunity to take part in the Spanish full immersion program and it was a very rewarding experience. The classes consisted of people from Germany, the United Kingdom, and Canada, so it was a really interesting mix. Our teacher Caroly was absolutely am...

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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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Practicing Spanish with Locals

The people in Liberia, Costa Rica have been beyond nice, and I have not had a single negative experience so far. I was a bit worried before coming here about what to expect, but when trying to speak in Spanish, everyone I've spoken to has been kind and understanding. They k...

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10 Reasons to Study in the “Green Season”

10. There’s a reason they call it the “green” season. Everything is lush and green and beautiful. The rainforests are incredible, and many species of orchids are in full bloom.

9. The lush landscape brings out ev...

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Guanacaste Love

Living in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, has been a really great experience for me. I have been down here for around 7 months, and I have done so many things. I never thought I  would have so many adventures in my life. I even had a friend come down to visit me this week and we ar...

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Sand, surf, and learning about myself

I love the beaches in Costa Rica more than anything. Right now, my favorite place to go to is Santa Teresa, which is south of Liberia. I went there for a couple weeks with some people I met to check out that side of the country. That beach has to be the most beautiful beach...

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Exciting times in Liberia, Costa Rica!

Here in Liberia, they have a lot of activities always going on in the central park or around the city, so it is a really exciting week to be studying Spanish at Instituto Estelar Bilingüe. This week they are having their Fiestas Civicas and there are tons of people walking ...

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Why Learn Spanish?

Now and then, I recall pretty awkward moments at work back in Belgium. I used to work in a hotel and next to English and Dutch, I can speak some French and German. However, this did not help the hoards of Spanish tourists making their way to Ghent each year. Some of them wou...

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