Just a quick update-- one of the girls in our program had her purse stolen... which had the keys to her homestay, her wallet, cards, money etc., cell phone, camera... she and her friends fell asleep on the beach and by the time she woke up, it was gone.
It's really too bad for her, but it was a great wake-up call to the rest of us, that this can happen to anybody.
On the plus side, they decided not to make her pay for a new lock and sets of keys to her homestay... but losing all of that stuff is super unfortunate! Especially after only about two weeks abroad, for her first time. It's just a good thing that more of their stuff wasn't stolen as well.