This previous Friday was once my ultimate day in Costa Rica. I needed to finish my program a little bit early, so I did my absolute best to take the entirety in throughout my ultimate week. I spent maximum of my time within the library on the College of Costa Rica campus completing up my ultimate shows, and between that I made time to peer my Costa Rican peers. All of them appeared tremendous busy, so I thought I most definitely wouldn’t be capable to see them a last time, however all of them made the hassle to come back out and notice me which was once a really perfect feeling.
Between all that, I spent numerous time taking photos and movies of my community and the puts round it that I widespread. I spotted I had so much from my journeys outdoor the town, and throughout my social actions within the evenings with my friends- however I used to be missing ok documentation of the place I in truth lived.
I had many sour candy moments, however I total felt very fortunate. I’ve a gorgeous existence at house in Philadelphia, and I loved my time in Costa Rica as neatly. As I walked round my community, I spotted there have been simply as many stuff there that I’d leave out as I did about being again house.
I made certain to shop for some thanks playing cards to provide to the ICDS workforce, my professors, my host circle of relatives (and presents), and a few different peers I made akin to workers within the nook retailer close to my space. I additionally gained many compliments on my Spanish all the way through my ultimate week, which made me really feel a lot more assured about returning house and having the ability to communicate extra very easily with the local audio system in my existence.
I controlled to simply convey one suitcase and a carry-on with me in addition to my bookbag for varsity, so I used to be a little bit stressed out about packing the entirety again up but it surely was once unusually simple. I used to be satisfied that I achieved such a lot all the way through February and early March- by the point my ultimate week got here, I used to be ready to simply take all of it in with out feeling rushed or having regrets about issues I hadn’t finished.
All in all, I’m more than pleased to be again house however I took away so much from my enjoy. In my subsequent put up I will be able to move into extra element about transitioning again to existence at house and my greatest takeaways from my in another country enjoy.
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