Costa Rica

The Hope that Drives Us

Today’s words of encouragement come from Costa Rica. Last week we invited you to “actively wait” with us this Christmas season. We wait expectantly for the arrival of an infinite God born as a finite baby. Our waiting is filled with hope that this baby will transform our...

Developing Potential

Have you found your life calling? Our mission is to have a long-term impact in the communities we serve, which includes helping kids develop their potential so they, too, can find their life calling. Meet Willy, Sports Site leader in Costa Rica and learn about how he is...

A Woman Empowering Women

Heydi Vargas leads our Women’s Microfinance site in Costa Rica. Heydi has been on staff for two years and has cultivated a community of women that seek after the Lord’s heart while sharing each other’s burdens. Communities like San Miguel and Los Guido suffer from cycles of abuse,...

A Channel of Blessings

Today we hear a story from the Field! Even during the Summer With No Teams, their work in the community serving God is possible, thanks to you! Meet Juan Centeno, who began working with Students International in July of 2014 and serves at the Casa Verde Community Center...

Pushing through Adversity

Today’s story comes from our Tutoring Center in Costa Rica! Our tutoring center, led by Lily Azofeifa, aims to break the chains of poverty through education. We provide a safe, Christ-centered learning environment for the children in Los Guido de Desamparados. Los Guido is a community weighed down...

Intricate Patterns

Today’s uplifting story comes from our Women’s Health and Fitness site in Costa Rica, led by Jessica Rybaczyk! Today we want to celebrate and honor one of our ministry site participants. Viviana is 34 years old and has lived in Los Guido, Costa Rica, her entire life and...

More Than a Soccer Field

The beginning of 2021 looks much different than in previous years. However, we are blessed to continue finding ways to serve God in the communities to bring light and hope. Today we are hearing from Willy Lopez, one of our Sports Site leaders in Costa Rica. Our Sports...

Rigorous Academics + Ministry + Culture!

The beginning of 2021 looks much different than in previous years. However, we are blessed to continue finding ways to serve God in the communities to bring light and hope. Today’s exclusive comes from our Semester Program in Costa Rica! On January 6th, SI Costa Rica welcomed three semester students...

Like a Whirlwind and a Standstill

As the pandemic continues and countries begin to open back up, our work in each base is looking different every week. However, we are blessed to continue finding ways to serve God in the communities to bring light and hope. Today, we are hearing from Cailah Pritchard, one of the site leaders...

A Different Door

As the pandemic continues and countries begin to open back up, our work in each base is looking different every week. However, we are blessed to continue finding ways to serve God in the communities to bring light and hope. Today’s story comes from Daniel Gamboa, one of our Sports Site leaders...