I did a 3 month child care programme in Costa Rica and it was one of the most amazing experiences of my life! Everyday was so much fun, and I have made so many amazing life long friends from all over the world. I have also had so many great experiences and learnt so much from the amazing community that we worked in.
The staff at GVI always went the extra mile to make sure that everyone was making the most of their experience both in project and outside of it. Inside of project they always encouraged volunteers to do and contribute more, and outside of project they organised fun nights like Trivia night and Salsa night.
It was also amazing to be so welcomed into the community where we worked, and to be so immersed in a new culture. I have learnt so many things from the kids that we worked with, even when our only form of communication was a mix of broken spanish, english, and sign language!
The whole experience has helped me grow so much as a person, and I really have left a massive piece of my heart in Costa Rica!