The University of South Florida (USF) was one of the university groups
from the USA, staying at ILISA this last month. They participated in ILISA's Summer Program
; enjoying weekend trips, cultural activities
and Spanish classes
. Ashley and Alauna share their thoughts on this program in this
"We fell in love with the program at ILISA and it was a great benefit we could take university credits
as well! We did so many interesting things during our time, I don’t know where to start. Hiking at volcanoes
, swimming under waterfalls, a visit to a coffee plantation
, amazing national parks
; the nature is magnificent and there are so many amazing animals! We also got to know the Costa Rican culture through all cultural activities
, of which we loved the dance classes
According to Ashley and Alauna, their progress in speaking Spanish was beyond their expectations. "The classes
had a great atmosphere and the teachers
are all professionals who love what they do. We have learned so much."
A standard part of the Study Abroad Program is that students stay with a host family
. "That was the most amazing experience! I love my host family so much and honestly I could not have asked for a better host family. They were so giving, welcoming and helpful and we felt at home right away!"
"This Study Abroad Experience has been amazing, and we are definitely coming back!!"
Please read the whole interview here
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