The Influence of Study Abroad: CPI Spanish Immersion, Costa Rica
It’s been a long journey since my first day as a student at CPI Spanish Immersion in Costa Rica, having traveled with The University of North Alabama. This initial opportunity in Costa Rica, thanks to my professor and mentor, Dr. Claudia Polo Vance, was fundamental in helping to open my eyes to a whole new world. Here I should take a quick pause and thank not only Claudia but all those professors and teachers who dedicate their time and spring/summer breaks to establishing study abroad programs, with the goal of introducing young minds to a wider, global perspective. It is such honored work, and they deserve so much appreciation.