My Summer with Beyond Study Abroad
An Adventure in Costa Rica for Student-Athletes
- Spanish Classes
I really liked the small classes at Veritas University. There were only 5 of us in there, so you couldn't really avoid class participation. Also, once you leave the class, you still need to use your Spanish and practice things that you just worked on. That's one big difference from taking Spanish in the United States, when you just go back into an English mindset after class.
- Service Learning
It's always a little stressful getting into a new environment, but the kids are so enthusiastic that it doesn't take long to push away the nerves. It was amazing how much they looked forward to our arrival and how big of an impact it seemed like we were making with them. I will never forget seeing the kids waiting at the bus stop for us to arrive and then giving the kids piggy-back rides to the camp.