Small and cosy 2 bedroom village house surrounded by nature and located in a property of 2 hectares
¡Hola! My name is Sonia Rojas and I was born in 1963, in San José, capital of Costa Rica. I am married with Julio Carballo since December 2001.
I love cooking, traveling, art history, sports, going to the movies, plants, dogs, cats and much more.
When I finished High School in 1980 I decided to start studies in Fine Arts at UCR: The University of Costa Rica, because I do have a special empathy with graphic arts. After four years of studies I achieved a degree in Art Publisher.
While I was studying, I served to the Government of Costa Rica for 8 years, as an Immigration officer at Juan Santamaría International Airport in Alajuela, Costa Rica, and that experience gave me the opportunity to interact with people from all over the world.
In 1990 I participated in a project intended to support and advise Peace Corps Volunteers from the United States, while they were learning the Spanish Language here in Costa Rica. The experience of teaching Spanish was very rewarding and encouraged me to return to UCR: The University of Costa Rica to study Spanish Philology –roots and composition of the Spanish Language-, which I completed.
Reading is one of the nicest daily activities for me so I also completed a Master’s degree Program in Literature, with an emphasis in Latin America and Costa Rica.
In the past 25 years I have worked at ICLC, The Costa Rican Culture and Language Institute, coordinating International communications, preparing Spanish Teachers on the experience of teaching Spanish as a Second Language, testing the Spanish levels of participants at the beginning of the program, training staff members on their different duties, coordinating ICLC Volunteer and Internship Program and in the guidance of ICLC Homestay Program.
I have studied abroad in Denver, Colorado, USA, Toulon, France and in Florence, Italy, with the goal to learn the language and culture and to have a better understanding of specific situations that a study abroad program could involve.
When we started ICLC project in 1992, The Costa Rican Culture and Language Institute, the endeavor that we had in mind was to share the Costa Rican culture with visitors from other countries, because Costa Rica is a country full of friendly people and with a lot of beautiful places that visitors can enjoy.
I hope you can visit Costa Rica soon.