Berry College ~ Fundación Progreso Guanacaste

Welcome to the website for the 2014 Partners in Progress program: an English-language teaching assistance collaboration and academic course of study in Costa Rica led by Berry College and the Fundación Progreso Guanacaste. The Fundación Progreso Guanacaste is a non-profit organization that serves as a bi-cultural bridge to offer community empowerment through better housing for those in need, integrated health services and accessibility to better quality education and educational infrastructure.

As a part of this mission, the Fundación sponsors a program for Berry College students to teach English for seven weeks in the Guanacaste region. This program is designed to provide Costa Rican teachers assistance with English instruction in their classes.

This year's program is lead by Prof. Julia Barnes and Prof. David Slade (Spanish/Latin American and Caribbean Studies). Students will take two upper level courses cross-listed between SPA and LCS as part of the program. See the program description for more details.

Last updated: September 16, 2013| Contact: dslade(at)


* Dates are tentative. They will be finalized when the 2014 Costa Rican academic calendar is published.

2014 Program information/docs
  Program description
  Recommendation form
Program Archive
  Videos and photos from 2010 program
  2009 Blog
  2009 Documentary Project
  Proyectos Finales
  Proyectos abiertos
  Cultura guanacasteca
  Primeras impresiones
(First impressions)
  2008 Photos
  2008 Documentary Project