Costa Rica

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...

On-Track for Academic Success

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 our Tutoring Center in Costa Rica! COVID-19...

Happy Mother's Day! (in Costa Rica)

Mother’s day in Costa Rica is celebrated on August 15th and is a day of thankfulness, celebration, and usually a big fiesta. But with COVID-19 cases rising by 800 - 1,500 a day, this Mother’s Day looked a little different.... Many of our site participants are mothers, and we wanted to make sure we did our part to make the day memorable for them. Even though we can not be close to the mothers, we figured out a few ways to make the day unique.

Community and Woodwork in Costa Rica

These are undoubtedly challenging times for all of us around the world, and the Creative Arts Site in Los Guido is no exception. This ministry site is lead by Daniel Calderon, who disciples community members in Los Guido in the context of woodworking and the arts. Men and women of all ages attend the Creative Arts Site to learn useful woodworking skills and hear the Gospel.