• Volunteer Vacation in Costa Rica with Globe Aware

    Volunteer Vacation in Costa Rica with Globe Aware

  • Volunteer Vacation in Costa Rica with Globe Aware

    Volunteer Vacation in Costa Rica with Globe Aware

  • Volunteer Vacation in Costa Rica with Globe Aware

    Volunteer Vacation in Costa Rica with Globe Aware

  • Volunteer Vacation in Costa Rica with Globe Aware

    Volunteer Vacation in Costa Rica with Globe Aware

  • Volunteer Vacation in Costa Rica with Globe Aware

    Volunteer Vacation in Costa Rica with Globe Aware

Costa Rica Orosi Testimonials

“We had a wonderful experience and are so grateful that we were able to go on this trip as a family and with our friends. Many companies discouraged us from bringing young children along on a volunteer trip, but Globe Aware has encouraged us to bring our children and made…
Dear Staff at Globe Aware, I wrote a long thank you to Frederico for our wonderful trip to the Orosi Valley last Dec., '15 when we painted their church for Christmas, but I don't think he received the email. I has been awhile but this trip is a forever memory…
The local people were so appreciative and welcoming. There was plenty of free time to unwind. The food was great and they even made vegetarian meals for my daughter. It was amazing to see another culture and how they live. My children were amazed at how small the houses were…
New testimonial: Having just returned from our service trip to Orosi Valley I wanted to reach out and thank your organization for putting on a first class trip. It was truly an enlightening experience for my son and me. The accommodations were perfect, Federico did an amazing job in coordinating…
I felt like our group had a positive impact on the community and was able to learn about Costa Rican culture. The food was outstanding and was very accommodating to our groups dietary needs. - Rebekah Dunstan, March 2015
Federico was super accommodating and tried to respond to every request that someone in our group made -- whether it was about food, free time or something else. From my perspective, everything went very smoothly. I thought the food was delicious. I especially liked the lentil patties at Gustavo's house.…
The project was something that the community needed to be done and it was fun to do it. We enjoyed the kids in the school who were eager to learn and show us their culture! What we liked best was meeting the people in the community and eating meals with…
Seeing the homeowner so happy with what was being done, and how active and interested the community is in the project really showed us how meaningful our work was. It was good to see how happy and content people are with the basics when they are surrounded by a loving…
I believe our group's work project was indeed meaningful.  The direct interaction with the locals on a daily basis helped establish smooth interpersonal relationships and gave me a positive impression about the warmth and natural openness of the people. It was also a good way to practice my rusty Spanish.…
The accommodations were much better than the literature led us to believe. Wonderful time. Federico is the best. Lovely people and community.Always a gift to step outside our "rat race" and see a group who are verrrrry content with their lives and appreciative. A gem of a country. - Patricia…
Amazing to see another culture and how they live. My children were amazed at how small houses were but everyone seemed happy. More is not always better. We were able to communicate even though there was a language barrier. It was a wonderful experience.Our guide, Federico, was amazing. He knows…
This trip once again reinforced how incredibly fortunate we are to have the things we have in the US. Everywhere else people make do and live with so much less. It's humbling. Federico made the program for me. He was gracious, patient and always looking out to provide the best…
I felt the work project was meaningful because it meant so much to the people of Orosi Valley. They were so appreciative of the work that we accomplished. Food was over and above what I expected on a volunteer trip! The free time was great I feel like we got…
We learned a new skill (stripping paint & sanding). It was a great project. Federico made sure we saw a lot of the countryside & the culture - whether we were touring a coffee farm, local church, town square to watch the end of a World Cup game, zip lining,…
My volunteer project was to help out at the . And the woman who maintains the center was extremely thankful for our help. The food was delicious. The woman who cooked most of my meals was named "Mama Lu" and she made more then enough and was always trying to…
Saphire was the perfect person to serve as an ambassador of Globe Aware and a delegate of the communities we were in. She is energetic, humble, and it was clear that the families in the communities viewed her as one of their own. This experience was amazing because of Saphire's…
There are many observations, thoughts and feelings I have on this subject. I'll try to be concise. First, I'm still in awe about the whole experience. About the people and community, I can say I was overwhelmed by how they so warmly welcoming us into their homes and served us…
The food was wonderful. It was lovingly prepared and served. We were humbled by the sincere hospitality and welcoming spirit of the persons with whom we dined. Many thanks to each of the families who opened their homes and shared a few hours of their lives with us. We are…
I wanted this experience to be a "reset" for my life and personal outlook. That goal was achieved. Since returning home I've made some major decisions that I will implement in the next year (No, I;m not retiring to Costa Rica! But you never know. The pull is strong.). One…
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