My uVolunteer Costa Rican experience was hands down one of the most memorable times of my life.

There was no part of this trip that disappointed.

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Maxine Ramirez

From volunteering, to friends ,to traveling, to the amazing food, it by far exceeded all my expectations. Β During the time at the orphanage we would teach them English, color, play with play-dough and play soccer. When I first started there, the children would only call me “muchacha” but by the end they actually called me by my name and I felt a sense of accomplishment like I did have an impact on their lives.

The town of san Ramon is very interesting and a little bit of a culture shock at first, but nothing that you can’t adjust to. After only a few weeks it quickly became my home. I made friends with the locals and always had a great time going to Bocaditos for happy hour and eating Antonio’s pizza. I truly hope to come back one day.

This was absolutely one of the best experiences of my life and I hope to go back as soon as possible!

By Maxine Ramirez

At the end of my program, I left this report for uVolunteer. I hope it helps future volunteers have a good understanding of the uVolunteer program. I've also allowed uVolunteer to give out my email address to those interested in asking me questions about my trip and the uVolunteer program.

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