My Summer with Beyond Study Abroad
An Adventure in Costa Rica for Student-Athletes
- Spanish Classes
I took an intro level Spanish class at Universidad Veritas. The class sizes are very small and the professors are great. The cultural and immersion greatly benefits the overall classroom experience. After class, a student will step out into the street where the language is being spoken. This helps you practice your Spanish constantly by not only speaking but simply listening as well.
In order to get the credits approved, the registration office is the first place you need to go. Explain the program to the department and your intentions of participating and taking a class. Then discuss the transfer of credits. At this point at Whitworth, University of Costa Rica presents a better option of getting credits transferred than Veritas. The registration office might require a signature from an adviser.
- Adventure Excursions
You have a chance to travel all over Costa Rica and to do some really cool adventure excursions like zip lining through the rain forest and taking a boat ride around Lake Arenal.
My favorite memory has to be at Manuel Antonio, I swam in the waves around a gigantic rock to the shore from another point on the mainland. The experience was a blast.