The staff is very friendly and always makes you feel welcome and comfortable. I am glad the number of volunteers was relatively small. I felt that I was able to get to know everybody very well because of this. I developed some close relationships in a very short period of time. As a Spanish major, I am very glad that I chose to volunteer abroad instead of study abroad.
I felt that I was able to be immersed in the culture and utilize the language more by working at The Community Center. I learned so much about life from the staff and the children and community members that attend there. Everybody seemed so happy regardless of what their living situation was.
The Costa Rican people seem to enjoy life and appreciate the simple things. All of the people that I met were so genuine and thankful.
This was very inspiring to me. I am truly thankful for all of my experiences that I have had and relationships that I have made while in Costa Rica. I will never forget. I want to return in the future. I would recommend uVolunteer to anybody that is interested in helping others and would like to receive a change in perspective. Remember to keep an open mind. There are so many possibilities in life when one keeps an open mind. Thanks again!