Study Abroad in Costa Rica, Part 1

 

 

With former U.N. Assistant Secretary General Robert Muller on the U.N. University for Peace campus.

 

 

Barbara Muller (left of center post) speaks to us about authentic, socially responsible living.

 

 

 

We spent two nights in the region of the active Volcano Arenal.

 

 

 

Tram cars take us up the mountain.

 

 

 

We begin by learning techniques for flying the high wires (some 2000 meters long at speeds up to 50 mph), slowing down, and hopefully, stopping.

 

 

 

Carleen

 

 

Michael

 

 

Scott

 

 

Stu

 

 

 

Horseback riding near Arenal.

 

 

 

Occasionally we see monkeys in the treetops (center).

 

 

 

Swimming at the hotel with Lake Arenal in the background.

 

 

 

 

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Introduction to Peace Studies - Maymester 2005

 

 

 

 

The view from Robert Muller's home up the hill from the University for Peace.

 

 

 

At a workshop led by Celina Garcia, Director of the Center for the Study for Peace in San Jose (center).

 

 

We are all equipped to begin our "Survivor Sky Adventure."

 

 

 

Lake Arenal from my tram car.

 

 

 

Adrianna

 

 

 

Jesse

 

 

Melissa

 

 

Stephanie

 

 

 

Hiking in a rain forest on the slopes of Arenal.

 

 

 

The evening spent dancing to a Marimba band and partying with Costa Ricans.

 

 

 

James Latham, founder/manager of Radio for Peace International, and his wife, Leslie, our wonderful hosts and guides for this study abroad.

 

 

 

 

Evening falls on Lake Arenal and the Volcano.