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Week I: To Change and New Beginnings | Primera Semana: Al Cambio y a Nuevos Comienzos

I don’t think I’ve been able to take a breath since leaving the United States until today; five days into my first week living in Samara. To paint a picture, I finished my sophomore year at Bowdoin by taking two final exams on Saturday, packing furiously, saying goodbye to my people, and leaving my dorm at 5:30 am the next day to catch a 7:30 am flight out of Portland, Maine. Needless to say, this past week has been a whirlwind of emotions, change, moving parts, and adjustment (and then readjustment three times over). The type of person that maintains three separate planners to organize her day-to-day life, I’ve never considered myself a spontaneous individual. Even though my time here has b

Pura Vida, Pipa Fría and Pearl S. Buck

My first week here in Sámara has been incredible. Sámara is a very small beach town in the rural western peninsula of Costa Rica. The food is delicious, the people are kind, and the beaches are breathtaking. It is currently the rainy season, so about once a day the sky turns a deep grey and rumbles a bit until it starts to pour. I love the rain, so I don't mind at all. I can hear the rain hitting our metal roof quite hard right now in my bedroom. I also have an open window by my bed so sometimes the pounding rain wakes me up at night (I should probably figure out how to close that). It only takes a quick eight-minute bike ride from my homestay to escape the oppressive heat on the shaded shor

¡Bienvenidos a Nuestros Pasantes de 2019! | Welcome to our 2019 Interns!

CREAR is proud to introduce our new 2019 interns! We are so excited to have them! Son Kinsey, Mónica, Roman, Lianna, y Natalie, cinco estudiantes increíbles que ahora son nuevos miembros del equipo de CREAR. Puedes leer más sobre ellos abajo: Mónica, Art Instructor Aide Hello! My name is Mónica. I am from San Juan, Puerto Rico and am 20 years old. I am a senior at Florida State University studying International Affairs and Political Science. I am heavily involved in Model United Nations and love to watch movies. I am serving as an Art Program Aide with Dianna and will be working directly with the kids at CREAR with art classes. ¡Hola! Soy Mónica. Soy de San Juan, Puerto Rico y tengo veinte a

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