Hi there - I came back to the UK from Samara at the weekend and just wanted to send you my comments about my stay... Anyway I wanted to say that the classes were fantastic and I learned more than I could have hoped for. There was lots of variation and fun as well as formal learning.
Learn the language, live the culture
In dem Studentenhandbuch, das jeder bei Ankunft (in Deutsch verfügbar) erhält, heißt es, man solle sich aufgrund der vollkommen anderen Kultur auf einen wahrscheinlichen Kulturschock einstellen und darauf, dass auf die euphorische Phase zu Beginn Frust, Heimweh und ähnliches folgen.
Our trip to Costa Rica was one of the most rewarding experiences in my life and in the lives of the students I led. The town of Samara opened their homes and their hearts to us. We really got to experience the best that Costa Rica has to offer. The excursions were top notch and the food exquisite. Our coordinator, Lucie, was amazing. She went above and beyond to make our stay enjoyable.