What a RUN! These last 5 weeks in Panama have been nothing short of EPIC. From the moment we arrived and expressed our interest in "getting into it," you went right to work putting us onto everything-waves, fish, language and local happenings. We got right into the town's rhythm, making plans for nothing but being ready for anything. I ca
What a RUN! These last 5 weeks in Panama have been nothing short of EPIC. From the moment we arrived and expressed our interest in "getting into it," you went right to work putting us onto everything-waves, fish, language and local happenings. We got right into the town's rhythm, making plans for nothing but being ready for anything. I can't thank you enough for the hospitality-the boards, the Spanish lessons and the shared meals-but mostly for constantly putting us just on the other side of our comfort zones.
You not only impacted and enhanced our trip, but also each of us as humans. For that there are no true words that can express my gratitude. Your thoughts, view and words (Spanish and English) you shared during the last few weeks will stay with me.
Thank you. You made our time here so GREAT!
It's a fun interactive learning environment. You get to practice with one another as well as the locals. Cory is a great teacher that goes the extra mile for a true experience in learning Spanish.
Your passion for helping us define our dream and begin to live in it is such a gift.
Cory and the Escuela Sin Frontera's crew are second to none. The mission of the school highlights the principles of experiential education as each students' learning styles are different and require special design and care. Cory's altruistic and holistic approach to education and curriculum design sets ESF apart from other educational institutions.
We have been attending Escuela Sin Fronteras Spanish classes for a while now, and I'm improving every week. There is always something going on at different locations for Spanish Sundays around beautiful Cambutal.
Coming to Cambutal was the best thing we did in Panama. The place is amazing, but without Cory and his help, we would have not experienced it the same way. He makes you feel at home and shows you the real Panama and people and why it's such an amazing place. Be careful! You might not want to go home after.
Greetings-Melanie and Igor
I arrived in Cambutal with no connections or Spanish skills. Thanks to Cory's instruction and dedication to engaging the local community I can say that I feel at home here and can converse freely with the Spanish speaking world that has taught me so much in my short 6 months in paradise.
“I came to Panama to learn Spanish and surf. Little did I know I would be learning so much more, not only in Spanish but in life, connecting with others and nature! I learned more Spanish in 3 weeks than I have learned in years of studying in school because Cory makes a great effort to connect you with the locals who really help you learn, and it creates wonderful friendships. He’s an amazing teacher and even more of a wonderful friend! Escuela Sin Fronteras has impacted me in so many ways from learning new culture and language, helping the environment, and simply enjoying what Panama has to offer. I'd recommend to anyone who has the opportunity and the desire to grow to dale sin miedo, go for it without fear. “
I am Elizabeth, and I participate in the English classes of Escuela Sin Fronteras. It has been a fantastic and unforgettable experience, and I have learned a lot in these months that I have gone to classes learning( speaking in the past, present; writing and pronunciation) what I liked the most was that I was able to communicate with foreigners( native English speakers) in the class.
Gracias mi compa! Estoy con mis recuerdos y emociones, mi diario y mi pluma! Thankful por ti, maestro! For seeing my potential, in and out of the water. Hasta la proxima! TubehoundG
It was a fine day in Cambutal, Panama, and we had just got back from fishing. On our way home, we came across a man named Cory. He offered to teach me Spanish lessons. The first lesson was easy but hard, but the more we learned, the easier it was to understand. Soon I was talking with some of the locals. Cory made it easy to learn Spanish. He would give us a lesson then took us to the restaurants, and we ate and spoke with the locals. All in 3 weeks time, it took dedication, hard work and lots of practice. I became familiar with the Spanish language, thanks to a great teacher who became my friend.
-Elijah King, 13 years old
I had been on the road for 3 months before arriving in Cambutal. The trip across the peninsula was like riding to the other side of the rainbow. Yet with so much natural beauty to explore it was when I arrived at Escuela Sin Fronteras that I found the highlight of my day. I was greeted by a class filled with excited local students engaged in fun classroom activities. I felt Cory was a really enthusiastic teacher(English, Spanish and Writing) and brought a genuine passion to the class every week. I looked forward to every session and found inspiration in a lot of the readings and additional materials he recommended.
Without the team at ESF I wouldn't have seen Panama from this perspective. What makes this place so magical?It is the breathtaking landscape, good vibes or this lovely community? I reckon it's the perfect combination of everything.
My friend and I went to visit his grandparents in Panama. While we were on the trip, we met a man named Cory, who offered to teach us Spanish. We accepted and then started the lessons a few days later. At first we started with basic phrases, and it wasn't that difficult, but it got harder. He was probably the best teacher around because it got easier the more we studied. After about 3 weeks, we were able to have small conversations with the locals.
Thank you Cory for all your comments and encouragement. You give your students such a safe place to write, to experiment and your feedback is just awesome! You make it possible to take that next step. I am so blessed to have learned so much from you.
"I am a writer."
If you're listening to your soul's yearning for freedom and exploration, Cory's culturally immersive Spanish Escuela offers a head-on plunge into boundless opportunities with oceanic exploration from talented fishermen, underwater hunters, world class surfers, exotic jungle excursions, and the opportunity to test your boundaries in the name of personal soul development. In other words: follow your BLISS-if you so dare, just remember, change demands self-initiation into sacrifice, surrender of fears, and action.
There is no place like Cambutal to ground your feet into the sand and absorb everything that this hospitable community has to offer. Cory's enthusiasm and patience helped me integrate the Spanish I knew with tons of new vocabulary and phrases that facilitated communication with the locals. The learning was immersive and hands-on, which made it extremely stimulating and engaging. It was truly an experience I will never forget! Thank you, Escuela Sin Fronteras!
As soon as you arrive, you can't help but take note of the community, the wildlife and the people that make Cambutal so special. With the guidance of Escuela Sin Fronteras you will immediately engage with the locals and are guaranteed to grow from whatever experiences your journey has in store for you.
A trip and experience unlike any other, with Escuela sin Fronteras you’ll be immersed in culture, community, and nature from the moment you arrive in stunning Cambutal. The experiential model of the language school and Cory’s heartfelt connection to the community provide the perfect foundation to explore the aquatic wonderland with confidence. His passion for language, writing, and the ocean is infectious and it’s clear the programs have been designed with careful intention. There is something for everyone in this culture rich coastal gem, trust ESF to make your experience unforgettable!