Costa Rica Program: Case Study

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I am applying for an Ashland University Global Education Grant because I am going to be part of the AU in Costa Rica program this summer and will also be taking the lab component of Biology 202. I am really looking forward to this program because I know it will offer me opportunities to grow personally and academically, as well as prepare me for my future career. I will grow personally through this experience by being on my own. Ashland University is only 45 minutes away from my house so I know my parents are there if I need them; however, Costa Rica is over 3,700 miles from my home. Just being so far away from my parents will allow me to grow as a person. Another personal goal of mine is to make friends. This includes within our group from AU, but I think it will be very cool to have Costa Rican friends. Costa Rica will also help me academically. Through this experience I will be able to gain 6 credit hours of Spanish. This will enable me to complete my Spanish minor in only four …show more content…
I plan on majoring in International Business. With this degree I hope to work for a large corporation in their international department. Hopefully, I will have the opportunity to use Spanish to talk to customers. I also really hope to travel in the future for both business and pleasure. This experience of living abroad will give me knowledge for the future traveling I hope to do. The opportunity to travel to Costa Rica will be a blessing to me. It should help me to grow personally, academically, and professionally. When I return, I will be happy to share about my experiences to anyone who will listen. I am already encouraging people to study abroad just because of how much I believe that this will be an amazing experience. I will participate in the events of Pura Vida Week and participate in any opportunities AU or any other organization gives me to share my

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