Spanish students delve into Costa Rican life

By Jivani Gengatharan

Students taking Spanish at both the Middle and Upper Schools traveled to Heredia, Costa Rica and improved their language skills through homestays.

The trip was chaperoned by Spanish teachers Andrew Brabeé and Javier Zaragoza. Students from the Middle School bunked in pairs, while students from the Upper School lived independently with host families. During the day, students attended the Intercultura Language School to take Spanish classes.

They later went bowling, helped at a daycare center and watched movies.Students also visted a beach in Samara during the last few days of the trip.

“It was hard at first, because I had to speak entirely in Spanish to my host mom, and sometimes we had no idea what the other was saying,” Margeaux Craske-Curtin ’14 said. “I feel a lot more comfortable with how I speak in Spanish and what I’m saying.