Hola! I’m Meghan and you’re watching Bulldog Bites. I’m here today with a student from SSC, Rebecca Garcia, who studied abroad in Costa Rica. Hi Rebecca. How are you doing today?
Rebecca: I’m great, thanks. Meghan: Good! So tell me about how you found out about this opportunity to study abroad in Costa Rica.
Rebecca: I actually found out at the Study Abroad Student Forum two years ago. I applied that year, and I actually didn’t get it. So then I applied again last year and I did receive it. Meghan: Good for you! So was this your first
time out of the country? Rebecca: Yes. I had never been anywhere. So I had to get a passport. My dog ate the first one. So I go it, and I was gone.
Meghan: How did you adapt to it? Rebecca: Actually it was very easy. Costa
Rica’s a very friendly country. You’re trying to speak Spanish and they want to learn English just as much as you want to learn Spanish. It’s very, very friendly overall.
Meghan: I know you said in your presentation you had to speak Spanish on the regular. Was that tough for you? Rebecca: It wasn’t that tough. It’s a little
different because, of course, the dialects, it’s different from what we experience here.
So little things like how you say you’re welcome. I’m used to de nada, and there they use con
mucho gusto, which means with all the pleasure. So it’s little things like that.
Meghan: How many credits did you receive when you were in Costa Rica?
Rebecca: I received seven credits. Four for a foreign language and three for a Humanities
class. Meghan: Okay, well thanks for all the information, Rebecca. If you’re interested in studying abroad, be
sure to turn in your application to Al Jackson to Room 1110, or Sangeeta Kumar in Room 1249.
This is Bulldog Bites, and I’m Meghan. Thanks for watching.