After being away for two months I thought things weren’t going to be so different but boy was I wrong. The first couple of days weren’t so bad; I meant up with my friends and family to catch up. I told them all about how great my experience was and showed them great pictures. I was only able to relax for a few days and then it was back to school and work. I was so overwhelmed with trying to get back to my routine. There’s not one day that I don’t wish that I was back in Costa Rica. I miss the friends I made and my Tico family.

When coming home the same issues you left behind are probably still going to be there. You can’t really expect for things to be perfect once you’re back. On top of that you’ll probably be having issues with trying to adjust. (Warning: this might cause a little sadness in your heart)The way I’m dealing with it is keeping in touch with my Tico family and my friends. I also joined the CIS alumni group in which we share information about our experience and take on different challenges. In addition, I made a presentation for students on campus to encourage to study abroad.

Not many have the opportunity to study abroad and I’m happy I was able to do so. Part of me is happy to be home with my family and friends. But at the same time a part of me wishes I was still there. PURA VIDA!

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