Tamu Biomedical group is here!
After a wonderful introduction to the Costa Rican culture and Spanish language, the students were ready and anxious to experience more adventures in the beautiful province of Guancaste, Costa Rica. Texas A&M students arrived to Guanacaste and the peaceful town of Potrero where they would meet the families they are staying with for the following week.
Monday was a day full of learning Costa Rican culture. This program is full of opportunities to learn the characteristics of the country and everything special it has to offer. The students woke up very early and excited to start their first day of classes at CPI, where they met their teachers.
When we refer to the beautiful country of Costa Rica, we not only refer to the mountains, rivers and white sand beaches, but some of the incredible experiences that are unique to this area. We started the week learning about an event that is very famous in Costa Rica and worldwide. After Spanish classes, we rushed back to our house to prepare for this very special event. We traveled to Ostional beach where Texas A&M students were witnesses to an unforgettable experience-some might even say that it’s a once in a lifetime experience. Once we arrived to the beach, some local guides took us to a strategic spot to view the thousands of Ridley sea turtles. We were able to see how the turtles made the journey from the water to the sandy beaches, and how they laid their eggs. It was an incredible experience how all the events take place to watch something so special in a certain place. We had the best luck and we appreciate everything that we saw.
It’s cooking time! Thursday, the group was in charge of cooking their own Costa Rican lunch. Once everyone was prepared for the kitchen, they started preparing the ingredients for a traditional meal called Arroz con Pollo. The cooking class was a total success and students not only learned how to cook but the verbs and ingredient words in Spanish. They enjoyed their hard work and had a delicious meal.