In Academic Trips, Middle School

EINY Middle School – ¡Bienvenidos a Costa Rica!

Update April 18, 2018:

From March 26-April 2nd, 12 Middle School students traveled to Costa Rica on an 8-day adventure to Latin America. Some highlights include 5 nature hikes, a visit to a banana and coffee plantation, city tour of San José and the final evening of dancing and listening to traditional Costa Rican music. The students even had the chance to camp out in the rainforest for 2 nights and saw sloths, monkeys, insects, birds and a tapir.

A special thank you to Mme Asada, Mr. Cavarroc and Ms. Loble and Ms. Gagne for helping to make this trip such an educational success.

Please stay tuned for our final radio podcast showcasing the hard work produced by our students on the trip.

Here are a few pictures from the amazing trip that the students will remember for years to come. ¡Pura Vida!

Update March 28, 2018 :

Our students have been hard at work here in Costa Rica producing some amazing carnet de voyage radiophonique. Please find the following links to our first broadcasts.

Day 1: Alban and Elden explain coffee production and why Costa Rican coffee is so unique.
Day 2: Take a soundscape walk through the canopy with Frederick and Lucca along with biologists and naturalists from the Monteverde area to learn about the biodiversity in Costa Rica.

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter at for more exciting podcasts and photos from our trip.

Update March 27, 2018:

We hope this email finds you well. What an adventurous day we had! We started our morning at Cafe Britt Coffee Plantation where we learned about coffee production and how Costa Rica has some of the best coffee in the world. The students even got to try some! We then traveled by bus with our new friends from Colorado for an adventurous journey through the mountains and volcanoes to Monteverde. We look forward to another exciting day tomorrow!

Here are a few shots from the day!


Posted March 1, 2018:

As we are quickly approaching our trip to Costa Rica in about 6 short weeks, we will be holding a meeting for both parents and students attending the Costa Rica Middle School trip on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 8:30am in the MPR.
This meeting with discuss departure details, packing lists, trip information and will give parents and students a chance to ask any major questions before we leave for the trip.
Please feel free to contact to RSVP or should you have any questions or concerns and we look forward to seeing you all there.


Posted: Dec 6, 2018

In less than 4 months, EINY Middle School students will be traveling to Costa Rica for an 8 day trip that will include excursions to San José, Monteverde, the Arenal region and Sarapiquí from March 26-April 3, 2018.

On the trip, students will get to zipline through the rain forest, hike around an active volcano and visit a coffee plantation to learn about Latin American agriculture and economy. In addition, students will study banana farming and how the fruit gets from the tree in Costa Rica to supermarkets around the world. Our students are also hoping to get the chance to visit a local school and interacts with students from Costa Rica.

Middle school teachers, Lauren Gagne, Nowaki Asada and Colin Cavarroc will be traveling with 12 students in grades 6-8. In addition to the trip, students will be completing a cross-curricular project that includes a video and soundscape map of Costa Rica in French, English and Spanish.

We look forward to sharing more of our adventure with you and can’t wait to share more about our experience on this incredible trip with the EINY community.


our 7th and 8th graders will participate in the Multilingual Theater Festival of the Mission Laïque Française in Dallas