I asked each student what their favorite activity was and what they learned on this trip. Here is what they said:
TH- Even though you are living circumstances might not be as well as you are used to, you can still have fun and get something out of life. Favorite activity- Extremo zip line
JG- I don't need a bunch of things to be happy. Favorite activity- Extremo zipline
LE- I learned how to be more independent, how to adapt to different situations. I learned the most with my Spanish from being with my family and having conversations with them. Favorite activity- school service project and snorkel cruise.
BP- I learned Costa Rica has no hot water. Living in another person's house is fun. It showed me how you can live off less, and you don't need more to be happy. Favorite activity- Extremo.
KS- I learned that you can live alot more simply and still be happy. Favorite activity- Extremo.
MM- I learned that you don't have to have everything in the world, and can still have a good life and enjoy yourself. Favorite activity- horseback riding and and farewell dinner/dance.
PC- In other countries that are poorer, we should always try to take that into consideration and help them. Favorite activity- Waterfall rappelling.
WB- I learned that you don't have to have as much stuff to live happily. Favorite activity- sky trek and whitewater rafting.
GW- I learned that you can live without as much, and eat more natural foods and don't always have to go out to dinner. Favorite activity- Extremo.
TS- I learned that we are all very similar no matter where we are from. Favorite activity- volunteering at the school.
MR- I feel like I can do things now that I could never imagine doing. Favorite activity- Sky Trek zipline and the school service project.
MB- I learned to appreciate what you have. Favorite activity- waterfall rappelling.
OD- I learned that we are very spoiled at home and that taking cold showers isn't as bad as everyone thinks. You can still be as happy as we are without fancy playsets or air conditioning. Favorite activity- sky trek zipline, school service project, and whitewater rafting.
CG- I learned you don't need to have everything we have to be happy. You can live with alot less and still be happy. Seeing our host family and how happy they were without having alot is inspiring. Favorite activity- school service project, surfing, and Extremo zipline.
SW- I learned you don't need a phone, computer, or big house and things that we always have to be happy. You just need your family to have a good time. Favorite activity- school service project and water rafting.
JW- I learned you can live with less than you have. Favorite activity- everthing.
CT- I learned that you shouldn't take things for granted because lots of people are less fortunate than you are. Favorite activity- school service project and Extremo zipline.
AV- I learned that we are spoiled and that most of the people here don't have all of the extras like iphones here, and they are still really happy. Favorite activity- whitewater rafting.
SG- I learned they are happy without having everything we do. They are fine living a simple life. Favorite activity- the volunteer school project and the snorkel cruise.
BS- I learned that you don't need everything to be happy. You don't need tons of things. Favorite activity- surfing and snorkel cruise.
JW- I learned that these families are happy with what they have and they don't need any of the extra things like we have. They are happy and they know how to live without all of those things. Favorite activity- Extremo, surfing, and rafting.
Costa Rica 2012-- It has been MUY TUANIS to be with you!
on Saturday June 9, 2012 at 11:47AM