In the summer of 2012, I had the opportunity to study in Costa Rica. I took classes in Spanish and Costa Rican Health Care System. This was the most amazing experience of my life. I tried so many new things and met incredible new people. Being from Montana, I have not been exposed to many cultures but have always had a burning desire to learn more about other peoples. My time in Costa Rica was great chance to learn about a new culture that I fell completely in love with.
After my studies ended, I stayed in the region for a few weeks and decided to have an adventure in nearby Nicaragua. My experience included volcano boarding, swimming in a dormant volcano crater, exploring ruins, and admiring architecture. I again fell in love with the people and culture.