From June 2-10 I traveled through Costa Rica with 4 of my students. We traveled from San Jose to Fortuna, Monteverde, Jaco Beach, Manuel Antonio Biological Reserve, and back to San Jose. We were fortunate to see both Poas and Arenal volcanoes, kayak in Arenal lake, visit a hot spring at the base of the volcano, hike trails in the Santa Elena Biological Reserve, Experience a Canopy tour and horseback riding in Monteverde, swim, snorkel and go canoeing on the coast, see a wealth of the flora and fauna of the country, learn about how the country is balancing its energy needs while it sustains its ecosystem, and learn about the culture and history. Oh, we also got to practice our Spanish. What an educational experience this was for us all!