A brief entry…more soon…
This morning all of us came down from the cabañas up in the cloud forest and divided up into the groups for the second half of the course.
Everyone is now settling in to their newest accommodations. We heard from Steve and Chessie that their group arrived safely in Cotito and they are enjoying the large rural cabaña, surrounded by cows and chickens. The cabaña fits the group of 10 students, 3 instructors, plus Abel and Ramira. (Steve’s new Panama phone number is 011-507-6553-2433 .)
The other group had their first Spanish class early this afternoon in Volcán with their instructor, Luz, who wove in a bunch of fun games and drawing activities while teaching about this unique region. We then returned to Guadalupe and met Ana Sanchez, the director of AMIPILA. Ana walked each of the 5 pairs of students to their newest home stays in this lovely farm town. The host families are Ana’s extended family and good friends. We will meet up again in the morning to go to the second day of language classes and may partake in some of the local festivities during carnival.
The current groups are:
Science 1st – Sara P., Sylvia, Hope, Sofie, Mu’izza, Marisa, Liam, Ben, Malik, Max
Spanish 1st – Charlotte, Gracie, Sky, Lizzie, Sarah S., Rory, Austin, Phil, Sam, Andrius