Alejandra Altamirano

Alejandra is passionate about people, nature, music, and sports. She is involved in volunteer work with children and street people back home and also with the Memory Project across the globe. She is also very passionate about experiential learning facilitation as well as learning more and more languages is one of her goals with the aim of promoting a better global understanding. She used to be the leader of the coexist movement and 'Bald for a Cause' at UWC Costa Rica and her goals for the year are based on growing intellectually and in social sensibility.


March the 3rd, ‘Lightly’

“It’s dark because you are trying too hard. Light child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly. Yes, feel lightly even when you are feeling deeply. Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them. I was so preposterously serious in those days… Lightly, lightly- it is the best advice ever given to me… to…

08 March, 2020

December 17th. Açaí, suco de cana, pão de queijo…

Hi! Halfway through, so many things to be thankful for… but today I’m going to share with you a bit about food and how it has been a very important and delicious part of my experience. Some new things, as the açaí, the pão de queijo and suco de cana, some food I’ve made from…

17 December, 2019

November 11th 2019. Palavrinhas 101

Hello! It’s been some time, we are now finishing our second month in-country starting to feel a bit more settled as we start the third. Time seems to fly. Most of what once was very new is getting to be usual now and as a good example might be the language. Portuguese was not a…

05 November, 2019

September 18th 2019. First weeks in country

‘18 de Setiembre 2019’ Reading time/ tiempo de lectura aprox: 10 min  or less it depends on how fast you read friend! -Español abajo- It is now 19 days after writing the first blog, 26 days since I left Costa Rica, a week and some more days of living with my host family and to…

16 October, 2019

August 29th 2019. Global Launch

[ I have seen and thought about so many things this week that my words wouldn’t be enough. I decided to share some of it in pictures even though I also know much of what I would like to put out there cannot be easily captured or perceived. ] It is certainly hard to start…

30 August, 2019

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