I need your help to make this opportunity become a reality!

Martina Young Start Date: Nov 16, 2017 - End Date: Mar 15, 2018
  • Educational/Research Trip
  • Professional Development
  • Study/Degree Abroad
  • Costa Rica

My Travel Story

by: Martina Young Start Date: Nov 16, 2017 - End Date: Mar 15, 2018
  • Educational/Research Trip
  • Professional Development
  • Study/Degree Abroad
Students will have the opportunity to explore San José – the cultural, economic and social center of Costa Rica – during Spring Break. While abroad, students will conduct academic and company visits to Instituto Nacional Del Café, Café Britt, Starbucks and more! Participating in this program will allow students to analyze issues of international business in Costa Rica as well as understand and appreciate differences in international business in general.

Hi!
I am a student at Arizona State Univeristy and store manager at Starbucks and am currently enrolled in the College Achievment Program through Starbucks. I have a great passion for coffee and traveling. Since I've become a coffee master one of my major goals is to one day make it to origin (home of Starbucks coffee) and learn about the culture, business, and hard work that these farmers put into growing the coffee we sell.  I've always wanted to see the story from start to finish and this opportunity will give me just that.  Visiting the Starbucks coffee farm is a once in a lifetime opportunity when you're a Starbucks partner.  It's something that I'll cherish forever and throughout my Starbucks career. 

Not only do I get to visit the farm but I also get to learn about the culture in Costa Rica.  Learn about the people, their life style, and experience their every day lifestyle. Learning about other people's culture and experiencing it first hand is something that everyone should have the opportunity to do,  it's life changing.  I can take this experience and do great things with it by sharing my story.  I hope to inspire others to step out of their comfort zone and do something scary and challenging.  This is exactly what I'm doing, stepping out of my comfort zone and trying something new I've never done before.

I am asking for your help with achieving my goal and to experiene this once in a life time opportunity.  It is a great expense that I unfortunately can't afford on my own and anything would be greatly appreciated.  If I am able to seize this precious opportunity it'll be because you helped me to do so! Thank you for your support. 

Please feel free to ask me any questions!
  • Costa Rica