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Studying abroad in Costa Rica is an experience to get out of my comfort zone and overcome the challenges of staying in a new environment . I will need to become more open to different perspectives, lifestyles, and learn a second language. Traits and skills that will be necessary for my career in public health to understand the views of my future patients. It is an opportunity for new learning methods which cannot be obtained at home. I will be learning Latin American culture and literature with other students from around the world at the Universidad Latina. With further teaching through my host family, the villages, towns, and the beautiful environment only found in Costa Rica. I will be volunteering in an impoverished elementary school and will be giving my time to teaching English lessons. The funds of this campaign will help me buy and ship school supplies that will be distributed to the class. As well as covering costs of transportation to get to my destination. As a first generation college student it is important for me to become a role model for my siblings and show the value of contributing and helping communities in need. After my journey I will be promoting and giving presentations of the benefits of the program to other students to help such communities and be part of international education.