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A View of the Pasantías (Stays) with my Colegas Ticos, by Elaine S. Potoker, Ph.D.

Weather, etc.

When I told people I was going to Costa Rica, the response was usually a perception of sandy beaches. However, I am in the city, so there are no sandy beaches here. San José is about 1160 meters above sea level. Therefore, weather is pretty temperate–about 75 degrees most days and some humidity. It is […]

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Week of Aug 27

~teaching. Hard to believe that September is around the corner and that I’ve been here almost a month. For my undergraduate students who still remember me, guess what? Yes, they have name cards–seniors with name cards. Of course, they have not had to deal with name cards for 4 years, as you may recall. Those […]

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Week of August 20

Research Projects: There is a great deal of formality regarding approval and support of research at the University. Therefore, I will be submitting my proposal this week. Below is an excerpt from a letter and proposal I plan to submit. For translation summary, see column at left, …Regarding Research. Reiterating, approximately 70% of my time […]

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August 3 – 14

This was basically a settling-in period for me: e.g., unpacking, trying out the bus route to the University (about 10 minutes and 28 cents, or 145 colones), meeting colleagues, finding groceries, and more. As I’ve always valued Rotary Club contacts in business and other travels, I had already contacted several club presidents before I left. […]

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