Josue Morales Vivas

Josue is deeply passionate about foreign affairs and international law. An UWC alumnus at Hong Kong trying to discover more about this new ¥borderless world. He was a swimmer, member of the Costa Rican Olympic team, and Costa Ricas Youth National Representative in 2013. He is proficient in English, Spanish and currently learning French and Chinese. Listening and understanding people around the world has always been a part of Josue. Every person he has met is the reason why he smiles all the time. During his homestay in Senegal, Josue aims to contribute to the local community as much as to gain from it.


Notes while in Senegal/ Annotations en francais aussi

Things not to forget about Mboro: I look around and realize there aren’t car garages in the neighborhood. There aren’t many cars. Instead, an economically stable family would have a horse-drawn vehicle, which still is, one of the main sources of transportation.  Holidays are interesting. Today was the Magal fest. But everything has closed since…

03 June, 2016

Catching a move in Senegal


01 June, 2016

This is to the people we meet.

Life is a mystery. It’s full of hellos and goodbyes. People come and go as I write, but there’s some who never go; they take a spot right beside you and stay to enjoy the jazz of life. These people might or might not be physically with you, but it doesn’t matter because there’s bonds…

29 May, 2016

Mirando hacia atrás

Mirando hacia atrás. September, 2014. Yesterday I was sitting on a bench near my new home thinking about all the happenings during these past two weeks -from our first Senegalese meal, to Mermoz beach. Today, I have figured out that I would share two inter combined lessons I have learnt throughout these two weeks that…

21 March, 2016

Thoughts from the desert

There’s certainly many definitions to what a desert is or how it should feel like. Not surprisingly, for someone coming from a tropical place, a desert is pretty much a very sandy, arid, and not very populated place, reaching high temperatures of even 45C degrees.I’ve been feeling that heated wind for quite a while already….

31 January, 2016

This is Senegal.

As I listen to my favourite song, and sit on my rooftop contemplating the endless sky coloured by the sun almost like on fire by all its energy around it, I decided to write my first post for you all. It’s almost been three weeks since I left Stanford, on an cold but promising morning,…

20 September, 2015

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