Monday, May 4, 2009

Course Update - May 4th

Off to Panama!

Two of our current courses are in Panama together this week, becoming SCUBA professionals.

Leadership left this morning after an educational weekend at a pool getting their Lifeguard certification from the AsociaciĆ³n Costarricense de Guardavidas (Costa Rican Life Saving Association). Leadership has one more month to go! Well done, estudiantes.

Tri-Country left yesterday from base, after an exciting day busing/hiking up Volcan Turrialba on Saturday. After picking out some fresh fruit at our local Feria (our weekly farmers' market), they were bused two hours outside of San Jose to see the active volcano in Turrialba. Because of gases releasing from this active volcano, officials force visitors to depart after only 20 minutes of taking pictures and staring in amazement into the crater. On the way home, the group stopped at a local queso (cheese) shop - an important stop since the Turrialba area known for its fresh cheese. They worked it off in the afternoon with a vigorous game of volleyball at base.

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