In Costa Rica, April flowers bring May showers.

We have wrapped up the teaching year here at United World College Costa Rica. Students are in the midst of their IB exams or their course finals. For me this means writing student grade narratives, assessing and invigilating exams. We did some fun things at the end to celebrate our year of learning.

In my first year history classes we had little potluck parties, did some role play activities and my TOK students did a great job with their presentations. Here is my Standard Level History class doing their October War/Camp David Accords role play, and forcing me to be in the picture with them.11196253_893225870738707_1335399653927481152_n

On the first day of May (which is a holiday in Costa Rica and therefore a three-day weekend) I had an early wake up (4:45am). I joined up with some friends to run a 10K. It was a good morning, with a delicious (and very smiley) post-run breakfast!11163245_10152654987007563_8279621032101484298_n IMG_1015

Later that day, Alex and I went to a super cute place and had some cold drinks. I had an amazing frozen chai tea and Alex’s giant drink is a coffee-nutella-orange frozen concoction that was divine (you couldn’t even taste the coffee!). IMG_1023

On Saturday, my tutor group (which is basically a group I am in charge of for pastoral care) went out for our final outing. Here they are, most of them headed off to university next year (UC Berkeley, U of Rochester, College of Idaho, U of Florida, to name a few), enjoying some gelato. 11164706_894968830564411_8574842651943917610_o

It has gotten a lot warmer here in the past few weeks and the rainy season has slowly started again. There have been quite a few earthquakes, weird bugs showing up in my apartment and the volcano has been very active. I am happy to be finishing out this academic year, and I am super excited for my trip back to Oregon in just over three weeks!


About Andrea

I am teacher and traveler blogging my experiences living as an expat from the USA. From 2007-2012 I lived and worked in Oregon, USA. From 2012 (when I started blogging) to 2014, I lived and worked in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. In August 2014 I begin living and working in Santa Ana, Costa Rica.
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3 Responses to In Costa Rica, April flowers bring May showers.

  1. Mom says:

    Very excited for your trip back to Oregon too!

    • shelly says:

      So glad that you are coming back to the states! When will you be back in Eugene?
      Laura and I will be visiting my mom and family Sat. June 13th and sure hope you will be there?
      Take care,

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