Mae works out of the Cambridge, Massachusetts office supporting students and their families throughout their EF Gap experience; this fall, she traveled to the Rancho Margot to see our students in action. EF Gap Year partners with this self-sufficient and sustainable all-natural resort on our 4-week Sustainable Development in Costa Rica Short-Term program.
Get to know Rancho Margot through one unforgettable day Mae H. had on program.
6:30am – I wake up in my cozy Rancho Margot bungalow to the buzz of the jungle, a combination of the native birds and bugs! I decide to go for a jog around the ranch before the daily 7:00am yoga class.
2:00pm – I join the students for a soap making workshop. At the end, we got to keep our very own, self-made bar of soap!
4:00pm – After the workshop, a group gathers at the soccer field to play a game of World Cup. Despite the light rain, mud, and fact that my team lost, we had a great time competing against one another. Before the Student Life Coordinator and I could redeem ourselves and make a comeback, it was dinner time.
7:00pm – After dinner, I sat in the Toucan Lounge with a small group of travelers. Some express feelings of homesickness and social anxiety, both natural aspects of the program; however, they all agree that in just the first week, they had developed friendships that will last a lifetime.
When the conversation ends, I return to my bungalow for the evening to send some emails and get a good night's sleep.
What tomorrow may hold – I look forward to my final Costa Rican breakfast, as I’ll be heading back to San Jose to catch my flight back to Boston in the evening. The group will stay at Rancho Margot for another day and participate in a cheese-making workshop, which I am disappointed to miss out on!
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