My friend, Marie, actually did this program a few months prior to me. We were in the same education program in college, except she had done primary, and I had done secondary. I always wanted to teach abroad, but was a little apprehensive about it. I actually did not get the courage to actually try to get serious about this new type of journey, until I saw how much fun Marie had with her own. Talking to her about this experience really calmed my nerves.
I was torn between here and Thailand (which I still want to go to), but I have never really heard about people going to Panama (which is a mistake for them, which I quickly learned), so I figured I would start my travels off the beaten path!