by Olivia Delgado, 2025
Every other year, Spanish students at Berkshire Waldorf High School take a 2-week trip to a Spanish-speaking country. They are accompanied by Spanish teacher Sra. Nunez and an additional chaperone, currently Ms. Stier. The purpose of the trip is to engage students in Latin American culture and give them a chance to immerse themselves in the language with people who speak it. All Spanish students at the school will travel together this spring, from April 10th to 24th.
Students have visited a wide variety of countries on this trip, including Cuba, Colombia, and Peru. This year, they are headed to Costa Rica. After a flight from the United States, the travelers will land in San José, Costa Rica’s capital city. The first week will be spent traveling around Costa Rica and engaging in a variety of activities. This includes nature hikes, snorkeling, rappelling down to a cave, visiting a volcano, and rafting the Pacuare River. They will also be visiting Tsiobata, a remote indigenous community in the Nairi Awari territory. The second week will be spent doing a homestay in Sitio de Mata, a unique community full of Costa Rican culture and history.
During this homestay students will participate in a community service project.
In past years, only sophomores and juniors have gone on the trip, while freshmen continued their regular schooling and seniors completed internships or projects. Since the trip has not happened since 2018 due to Covid, all grades will be traveling this spring. Thank you for your ongoing support in helping to raise funds for this trip.