Posts Tagged "costa rica"

Family: A Human Right

Our last day in Costa Rica, we had the opportunity to visit the Inter-American Court of Human Rights  which, while located in San Jose, Costa Rica, serves as a supra national accountability mechanism to the majority of governments in Latin America.  Individuals or groups who feel their rights have been ...

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Power of Community

Over the course of two weeks I spent in Costa Rica, I gained many valuable experiences and learned a lot. One of the group visits while we were in Costa Rica was to the community called La Carpio. La Carpio is a poor neighborhood located just outside San José (the ...

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I’m in Costa Rica, and I see people that look like me…

I flew to Costa Rica only two days after completing the summer quarter for the Advanced Standing MSW program. Naturally, since beginning the program, my mind has been occupied with social justice-related concepts and buzzwords that have altered my entire frame of thinking. I am now engaging with new communities ...

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I’m in Costa Rica, and I see people that look like me…

I flew to Costa Rica only two days after completing the summer quarter for the Advanced Standing MSW program. Naturally, since beginning the program, my mind has been occupied with social justice-related concepts and buzzwords that have altered my entire frame of thinking. I am now engaging with new communities ...

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Familia in Costa Rica

Costa Rica, a city that is famous for its beautiful beaches, lush green forests, and an ideal vacation destination. This was all that I knew about Costa Rica before coming on this trip for 2 weeks. After just my first week here, I have found that Costa Rica has so ...

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¡Pura Vida! Comparing and Contrasting Systems

¡Pura vida! From the moment I stepped foot onto Costa Rican soil, I could feel the pride that “los Ticos” have for their country and their eagerness to share it with others. With universal healthcare, social security and a solid public elementary as well as university system, la gente costaricense ...

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La Pobreza

You don’t work hard enough. You don’t have enough education. You can’t manage your money. You made poor choices. You don’t have the right skills. You’d rather buy a cell phone than a bag of rice or beans. You had too many kids. You’d rather get a government handout than work for your money.   The language may change ...

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El arte en el trabajo

Un vitral en PANI. Hoy, después de un viaje largo, regresé a Denver. Durante las semanas pasadas, me sentí un poco de frustración que fuimos demasiados ocupados y no tenía bastante tiempo para reflexionar. No estaba segura que hubiéramos hecho una deferencia en las vidas de la gente. Tampoco no estaba ...

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Redefining Pura Vida

I enjoyed my last full day in Costa Rica on a tour with other GSSW students in the Alajuela province, not far from the capital city of San José. On this tour, organized by CRLA, we visited Doka Estate’s Tres Generaciones coffee plantation, where 57% of its coffee production is ...

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El valor de la comunidad

Después de una semana aquí, me siento agradecida tener la oportunidad participar con un grupo excelente. Cada persona en este viaje , incluyendo yo mismo, están demasiado cansadas y todavía tenemos una semana mas. Es un proceso difícil y agotador, pero mientras pasamos mucho tiempo juntos nos hacemos mas cerca. Este ...

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