Today is the fifth day we are in Costa Rica. The trip is already halfway done. I remember when we just got here, I did not feel comfortable about coming on this trip. However, I am really enjoying this trip right now.
Today we rode a boat to see dolphins and to go swimming. When I was swimming in the ocean, the water was super salty but the short relaxing time made me forget everything. I feel like I’m in nature. When we were on the way back from swimming, we saw a lot of dolphins. This is the first time I have ever seen dolphins so closely. When we got to school where we are building a classroom, the host families threw us a party. We also played games with the local children of Costa Rica. I am very glad to have met Alisa and for her to be my host mom. Tomorrow we are going to leave here. I will miss her so much when we leave. I feel good about living in such a good situation back home. In this experience so far, I have learned a lot…such as how to be a good leader and how to communicate with people from other countries. Cooperation is very important for group work. Everyone has a role in the group and we should all do our part. I believe I will enjoy the rest of my time in Costa Rica and I really appreciate all of the teachers and students on this trip. Everyone has helped me a lot.
Dear Mom and Dad,
I miss you guys so much. I cannot wait to see you.