Staff Member Spotlight: Benita Aneth Goerget

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Academic Coordinator & Spanish Teacher

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Benita is a proud mother of 3 with a Bachelor's Degree in Ecological Tourism.

What is your favorite travel memory?

The trip I made to Costa Rica with my family in 2009. We visited San José and Guanacaste. I really enjoyed the different climate and customs, but mostly experiencing a place different from my own for the first time.

Culturally it was really fun and interesting to celebrate New Years over there in a different way than how I have all my life.

How have you changed/grown since working for your current company?

Every week I learn so much, there's always something new. So yes, I've grown a lot. Meeting people from all over the world and also being able to share the same values with like minded people, like growing some fruit and vegetables at home. Here at Habla Ya we get that.

What is the best story you've heard from a return student?

The beauty of Bocas is breathtaking. I had a student from the UK, Rachel, who came back to us just 6 months after her first trip, and we went to Wizard Beach. And when she got there, she just started crying as she was so grateful to be in Panama again and couldn't believe she and I were the only people there at that specific moment having all of that raw beauty to ourselves.

If you could go on any program that your company offers, which one would you choose and why?

I'd just like to do anything related with the Instituto Cervantes. They are the experts. As a student I'd want to do the DELE, and as a teacher I'd want to get a masters approved by them.

What makes your company unique? When were you especially proud of your team?

It feels really nice to be part of such a prestigious school. I'm quite proud of myself and our team because of the work we do. Our students always tell us how we're the best, and it's also very good to be part of a team where it feels like a family, where we each look out after each other and where we feel the support of everyone. That's very important for me.

What do you believe to be the biggest factor in being a successful company?

The people. Us. Getting the right people on the team. Sometimes it can be tricky but then everything clicks and you take off.