Finishing Strong in Costa Rica and Panama
Jun04

Finishing Strong in Costa Rica and Panama

The last part of our trip in Costa Rica with service to Panama was patrolling for sea turtles at San San Pond Sak, an organization created to save these beautiful creatures. At San San Pond Sak we were back to sleeping in a dorm like building on bunk beds instead of the floor of tents like we had spent our last five nights. This fact is important to show how our perspectives had changed since we first got to base camp back in Costa...

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Service work at Isla Popa
Jun02

Service work at Isla Popa

The main aspect of any Alabama Action Program is service work. Our main service project through Outward Bound took place on Isla Popa, a small island community off the cost of Panama. We had kayaked about 8 miles through the Caribbean Sea to Isla Popa. Of the 9 days we spent traveling Costa Rica and Panama 2 of them were spent on this island helping the indigenous community. While there we sanded down slates of wood and nailed them...

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Alabama Action Abroad – Just the Beginning
May21

Alabama Action Abroad – Just the Beginning

After leaving The University of Alabama when spring semester had come to a close and embarking on my adventure to Costa Rica (with service to Panama) I never would have imagined how much of an adventure I was actually signed up for. From driving hours through the run down lands of Costa Rica to kayaking sixteen miles in the Caribbean Sea, Alabama Action Abroad in coordination with Outward Bound gave our small group of eager UA...

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