Early Start Spring 2019 Participant
My favorite part of this program had to be the natural beauty Costa Rica has within its borders, despite being a tiny country. The high level of biodiversity means there are tons of species of animals, some which I had never seen before in-person. Fun fact: the first sloth I saw in Costa Rica was actually right on campus! it was right outside my classroom window!
Fall 2015 Participant
The cultural introduction and the general help from Isa and Saida in the beginning of the program were the most helpful. My improvement in the language and my relationship with my host family was the most rewarding.
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!