Annelien, Belgium


Screen Shot 2016-08-29 at 12.10.18 AMMy stay in Costa Rica is by far the most wonderful experience I’ve had in my life until now! For more than 6 months I looked forward to these two months, and I couldn’t have imagined it better than this!

Screen Shot 2016-08-29 at 12.10.25 AMFrom the first day, CRLA helped me with all my questions or worries. And thanks to them I only needed 4 weeks to learn to understand and express a lot in Spanish! I know I’m not there yet, but my Spanish teacher helped me taking the first step. I really appreciate how much patience he had with me and how he found new ways every single day to get the most out of me. He didn’t only teach me a lot about the Spanish language but told me a lot about Costa Rican culture too, which I’m really grateful for.

Screen Shot 2016-08-29 at 12.13.47 AMI would have liked to stay longer and take more weeks of Spanish classes but right now I’m really happy I feel confident enough to go and learn more through speaking with native Spanish speakers! For example, for my volunteer project I was at an orphanage and I learned a lot of vocabulary by talking to the kids.

Screen Shot 2016-08-29 at 12.13.54 AMIn the school I’ve made friends from all over the world, and the most amazing thing is that they are all super open-minded. With these friends I’ve had the chance to discover every weekend a new part of Costa Rica, and I’ve really enjoyed it!

I’m sure this experience will change the way I look at things back in my country and I will never forget how helpful everyone was here and how everyone tried to give me the best time possible!

Screen Shot 2016-08-29 at 12.14.02 AMIf I have the opportunity I definitely come back!!


Annelien, Belgium