Tirimbina founds International Programs
We are pleased to announce that this year will launch a new international center for the students of Ball State University (BSU, Muncie, Indiana) in Costa Rica, founded by Tirimbina. This 12-week program offers BSU students a familiarity with Latin American culture and the opportunity to learn a new language (Spanish), unlike other international centers such as those of Australia and London.As an extension of the program to the community, the students lodge with local families, offering a cultural experience to the families as much as to the students. The 2010 program includes the following courses: Spanish (several levels), Tropical Ecology, Sustainability and Conservation, Costa Rican life and culture, and Indigenous Culture. The courses are led by Costa Rican professors, all highly experienced in teaching their respective specialties. The classes are taught on the Tirimbina campus with all the facilities of Internet, space, library, etc., and with the forest a few meters away - an excellent laboratory in which to grow intellectually and spiritually.
In the days since the program began January 12, 2010, the students have developed strong bonds with their Costa Rican families and the community, participating in several cultural activities of the region. Moreover, they have visited different areas of the country over the weekends, putting to maximum use their stay in Costa Rica.
Tirimbina is proud to be co-organizer of this special program.
Comment by Elena Ashbaugh