Erasmus from Germany
I spent one year as an exchange student in Costa Rica and i really liked it. The country is small but very beautiful, and the people are really friendly. After one month here i already had a lot of friends. My family always treated me well and showed me some costa rican customs and traditions. I learned spanish pretty fast because everybody helped me and teached me. I really had a great year and im gonna miss this country and the people here!
Mina from Norway
Costa Rica is a beautiful country with a lot of nature. It´s very small, but that´s just a good thing as the country has so much to offer. Here there are volcanoes, beaches, rivers, different types of woods, a lot of animals and plants. The climate is nice and warm, and is divided in summer and winter. In the summer there is a lot of wind and it almost never rains, while in the winter it rains almost every day. Tropical rain is amazing, normally it doesn’t last that long, but you will get wet (even if you bring an umbrella).
The ticos are are really friendly and welcoming. They are proud of their country and love soccer.
My time in Costa Rica is now over, but I´ve had such a great time. Now I have another family, another house, and a lot of friends on the other side of the world. I´m now really close with my family here, because for the ticos, family might be the most important thing.
Simone from Denmark
Costa Rica is a very different country than Denmark, so I needed to adjust to everything, like the food, the houses, the weather, the school, the language and the people. I adjusted after about two months, and after that I really liked it here!
The food is mostly rice and beans, and I was very strange compared to Denmark where there is more variation in the food.
In the school we had to wear a uniform, witch I’m not use to in Denmark, so it was a fun experience as well, also the schools are more open, and outdoor.
Ticos are a very special kind if people, and it’s hard to explain exactly how they are, they are Ticos! They are very friendly and sweet people who will help you the best that they can, and they have this thing called tico time, which means that 5 Danish minutes are 10-15 tico minutes.
Costa Rica is an amazing country, with all the volcanos, the beaches, all the interesting plants and animals and in general, the whole culture!