Samuel Reed Eastes, Early Start Fall 2016 Participant
It is so important to voice your concerns. The host families want you to be comfortable. It's okay if you hate a certain food they serve. Tell them and they'll change things up.
Amanda P Reggeti, Early Start Spring 2017 Participant
I felt that the language and cultural immersion elements of this program were very rewarding because they pushed me to step out of my comfort zone. I learned so much about the culture and language, as well as myself through my classes at the Universidad de Costa Rica. It was challenging at the beginning, but I ended up making many friends from my classes, getting really close to my host family, and my Spanish improved a lot because of these elements.
Wynne Claudette Ebner, Early Start Spring 2018 Participant
I had a great experience with my host mother. She was the sweetest woman who I really enjoyed getting to know and helped me practice Spanish. I also had so many great opportunities to travel and see the country since it's small enough to see most of it.