Spring 2018 Participant
The most rewarding aspect of this program was that there were many times when we couldn't control the circumstances and we had to be flexible and patient.
Gabrielle C Doue, Spring 2018 Participant
My favorite part of this program was probably living with a Costa Rican family, because this allowed me to fully immerse myself in their culture, as well as be constantly surrounded by Spanish without simply sitting in a classroom. These people welcomed me with open arms, and I had the unique opportunity to experience a culture different than my own in a very personal and exciting way. I had friends from other exchange programs that did not live with families, and while their experiences were certainly enriching and exciting, they did mention to me many times that by living with a true Tico family, I had a greater opportunity to fully experience the Costa Rican lifestyle - and I definitely agree!
Samuel Reed Eastes, Early Start Fall 2016 Participant
My favorite part of the program was the support provided by Zaida and Isa. They are amazing. I also really enjoyed living with host families. The meals and Spanish practice were wonderful. It was also great that they did not have set curfews or super strict rules, which would have made for an unpleasant stay.