(Above) GCP Costa Rica poses for a group photo during their visit to a park in San Jose. That day, the group also spent the day with the children of a local orphanage.
Bulk Mail Assistant Kerri Nassano reflects on her Global Citizenship Project 2014 trip to Costa Rica
It is easy to say that the experience one receives on a GCP trip is amazing, but that is truly a “vast” understatement. My trip this year to Costa Rica was a real eye opening experience for me. This trip challenged me mentally, physically and spiritually. The sights were breathtaking and the weather was gorgeous. (Lets just say I was not happy to return to snow!) Hiking through a preserved rainforest, swimming in a local creek, and enjoying a simple dinner with locals was such a privilege and impacted me greatly.
The culture in Costa Rica is so open, generous and supportive. Locals would stop just to say hello, help a neighbor or just to see if we (as visitors) needed anything while we were in town. Seeing the true genuineness of their culture made me realize that there are endless opportunities for me — not just to go out and explore the rest of the world, but to also experience so much more here at home.