An SST tradition is to have, the last night before students leave for their service assignments, a farewell (despedida) party with their host families and language teachers. During their last Spanish classes before the event the students had practiced several actos to perform in Spanish for their families. The students also spent the afternoon cooking a variety of desserts for the event, served after a full meal we had our housekeeper Conny and others prepare for the 100+ people who attended. Judging by all the food that was eaten and the hearty laughter during the two-hour event, everyone went home full and happy. The students will see their Carazo families again when they return in 6 weeks from their service assignments.