When I decided to take part in this study abroad program I truly had no idea what it would actually entail, but I decided to give it a try. A few months later I was here in Costa Rica, and now it’s pretty safe to say that it is one of the best decisions that I have ever made. I am so sad to have to say goodbye to my mama tica tomorrow morning because she has been a huge part of why this program has been so great and why I have learned so much. I am even more sad to say goodbye to my fellow classmate that also shared this amazing journey with me. We have truly seen each other at our highest and lowest point, and now I can only hope that we are able to maintain our friendship when we return to school the fall. Studying abroad has been so much more that just a trip to learn Spanish. It has been a trip to become more independent, make new friends, and experience another culture. Yes it is safe to say that we will all come back to the United States as better spanish speakers, but I also think that we will come back with a new outlook on life. I would recommend this trip to anyone who asked.