|Name: Irene Carlson||Project: : Special Needs|
|From: USA||Age: 20|
My experience here has been really great for the most part. Arrival was fine. The first project we were placed it didn't need or want, or appreciate our help so that was obviously a bad experience. The one we are working in now, however, is wonderful and I will be very sad to leave the kids.
Dona Nidia is amazing. We all love her and will miss her a lot when we leave. Living in Costa Rica for two weeks has been extremely rewarding and eye opening experience. Life here is so much different than life in the US, but very similar in other ways,, I feel like I can both relate to and learn from the people that live here. Having the opportuny to travel to different places inside Costa Rica was great.
Although we didn't get to as many places as we would have liked to visit, the places we did go were all really fun. I've made so many memories that I'll never forget. Hopefully someday I'll get the chance to come back.