Tag Archives: Latin America

Student Video from Costa Rica 2013

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Caitlin Karna, a senior at Ursuline Academy in Dallas, TX, traveled with us on our 2013 summer language immersion program in Costa Rica. She recently got in touch with us with some inspiring words and a terrific video from Continue reading

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College Essay: Community Service in Costa Rica

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Aliya, a senior at Weber High School in Atlanta, Georgia, traveled on our high school community service program in Costa Rica this past summer. She submitted a collection of excerpts from her summer journal as one of her essays for Continue reading

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Volunteering in Costa Rica: A College Essay By Lea

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Lea, a senior at Chase Collegiate School in West Hartford, Connecticut, traveled on two of our summer programs abroad. She spent the summer of 2008 on our program in Costa Rica for middle school students and 2012 on our Continue reading

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Troy Travels to Costa Rica

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Associate Director Troy Shaheen recently returned from a programming trip to Costa Rica. Read on as he highlights the strong ties between Putney and one of the host villages of our summer community service programs for high school and middle Continue reading

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Notes from Programming: Alex Heads to Brazil

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Associate Director Alex Ossola traveled to South America this summer to lay the groundwork for our first ever high school summer development program in Brazil! While Putney has run Community Service programs in Brazil for a number of years, Continue reading

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Featured Alumni: Jason Returns to his Tico Village

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We recently had the great pleasure of catching up with Jason Rubinstein, an alumni of our summer high school community service programs in Costa Rica and Tanzania. Jason returned this year with his parents to the Costa Rican village Continue reading

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Community Service Program in The DR

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Associate Director Kelsey Burns headed down to the Dominican Republic this winter to meet with local contacts and firm up plans for our summer Community Service program for 8th and 9th graders. Read on as Kelsey introduces the Dominicans Continue reading

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Featured Leader: Mike Schwebel

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We recently caught up with returning Putney leader Mike Schwebel. A Ph.D. student in Geography and Urban Studies at Temple University, Mike studies and teaches sustainability and environmental planning. He and co-leader Lily Chestnut led our Community Service Costa RicaContinue reading

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Global Action El Salvador Alumna Headed to Honduras

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We recently got back in touch with Lindsey Weiss, a 2008 alumna of our high school summer program abroad: Global Awareness in Action El Salvador. She is now majoring in Health: Science, Society, and Policy at Brandeis University. She

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Student Travel Blogs: A Tico Fashion Show

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Nakeya Boyles, a 2011 student on our summer community service program in Costa Rica for high school students, contributed this piece to her trip’s summer blog. Come along with Nakeya as she rallies members of the Tico community to Continue reading

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