Saturday, February 21, 2009

Virtual School Tour

For those of you who haven't been able to come visit us down in Hondoland, you might not realize that we actually do have a beautiful place to go to work everyday. Our campus at Escuela Internacional Sampedrana is situated on the edge of San Pedro Sula at the base of the mountains that ring the Sula Valley. Being in the tropics the mountains are not high and snow covered, but rather covered in a dense tropical rain forest and cloud forest. Here is the view I get to see every morning walking up to my classroom.

The campus itself is designed as several buildings with open-air hallways connecting them. The only truly indoor areas on campus are the rooms which makes for a pleasant place to walk around when not in class.

The middle school is situated on a hill above the soccer field and is built in the shape of an L with open air hallways and an open air "caseta" or cafeteria. Here are 2 views of the middle school.

My classroom is located upstairs in the middle school and has a pretty decent view out the windows. The view and living next to mountains is definitely one of the things I will miss most when I move away from Honduras in a few months.

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