Goals: Speak exclusively Spanish, ask tons of questions, blog every day, obtain a foundational understanding of Spanish literature, and develop a firmer understanding of Costa Rica’s relationship with other Latin American countries and the U.S.
Motivation: My study abroad in Costa Rica is motivated by 3.5 things:
1) Improvement of my Spanish speaking skills in an immersion environment.
2) I can earn the last three literature credits I need by taking SPAN 224 Spanish Literature.
3) Desire to broaden myself and gain unique experiences by diving into an unfamiliar culture.
3.5) I need an escape from Wisconsin’s winter.
Previous overseas travel: Shanghai, China on the UW-Madison Global Gateway Program Summer 2015