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This week the valley has been joined by quite a few of the “San MiGals” as they learn Spanish from The Casco Antiguo Spanish School. It’s been great to see our friends after they left from orientation in the valley, and after class some of them even help us out in the Rec Field or [...]  Read More
Previously on The Farm… The farm continues to take shape through the blood sweat and tears of the Ag team, led by fearless director Alex Goff. Sadly, we are still mourning the temporary absence of Joanne and Josh, on the farm. Though gone for different reasons, both of them are dearly missed, especially right around [...]  Read More
New people, new places, and completely new surroundings – I was heading off on the biggest adventure of my life – and I was terrified. But soon enough I was on the plane (luckily for me with one of my closest friends) and on my way to an entirely new way of living.  Read More
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A list of goals and semester projects from the San Miguel Program Director.  Read More
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Nick writes about his observations of the Panamanian culture.  Read More
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I believe in grey areas. I believe in looking at the world from both sides of the gun in order to shake up preconceived notions and narrow perspectives. I believe in karma and paying it forward. I believe that desiring to learn and hungering for knowledge are highly underrated. I believe the mediums of music, art, and literature can save souls. I believe that there is something more out there and something after this life, but that if there isn’t, this world and this life are wonderful enough. I believe that life is actually very basic and it is through a disconnect with the world and with one another that we have created complications. Love one another, be compassionate towards man and earth; I believe it really is that simple. More than anything though, I believe that we create our own happiness, that we are in charge of our own destiny regardless of the accidents that happen along the way, and that most things and all people are capable of positive change and growth.  Read More
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Each intern this week wrote on a few of those goals, and the challenges faced or how they are progressing with them  Read More
Brian discusses how interns have discovered that failure can be an important tool when forming ideas and starting new business plans and how the field of entrepreneurship and business has shifted away from a rigid structure of complex business plans with one final goal to an ever evolving plan with amoeba like structure. Through interactions with thought leaders and the ability to role play and create projects based on their interests interns have had massive personal and professional growth over the past 3 months.   Read More
San Miguel Bridge
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The Valley: "Despite the hardships that are endured, there is this feeling that you are being filled in a way that could never be obtained in a concrete city" The City: "The streets are saturated with the culture of Panama..." San Miguel: "The process of assimilating into this world is delicate"   Read More
First BCI Road Sign
This stint we have gone to Barro Colorado. We will have set up hummingbird feeders for research on birds, and finished a raft set.   Read More