Meeting New Friends and Family While Studying in Costa Rica

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by Justin Box, Greenheart Travel scholarship winner and high school student in Costa Rica

Once I arrived in Costa Rica I was greeted very warmly by my host parents. I wasn’t expecting to be as accepted as quickly and easily as I was.

As for school, I didn’t know much about what was to be expected in my school, so I was pretty anxious and nervous. I did have a kind of awkward first few days, but by the end of the first week, I made plenty of friends. And just this weekend I spent some time with them playing and having them show me around Costa Rica.

I made some great friends in these 2 short weeks that accepted me and taught me Spanish. They were patient and explained anything I told them I didn’t understand, whether that was in or outside the classroom. They have all been very interested in me as well as me with them, wanting to know a lot about English and American culture.


I have had lots of fun in the 2 short weeks that I have been here and I look forward to learning a lot more about the culture, language and seeing more of this beautiful country.


One thought on "Meeting New Friends and Family While Studying in Costa Rica"

  1. Sra. Reder says:

    Estoy muy orgullosa de ti. Espero que aprendas mucho!

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