The Costa Rica freshman field trip would be a great opportunity to observe a different country’s culture and help me with understanding foreign landscape to improve my future career as a landscape architect. Costa Rica is naturally a beautiful country and being able to visit there would be a once in a lifetime opportunity for me. I’ve read about Costa Rica as well as other South American countries and have always dreamt of visiting. Having global knowledge as a landscape architect student is a very important attribute to have to be successful once I graduate. This trip would further my knowledge of understanding my major and I without a doubt would grow as a person and a student.
Being raised in South Texas my entire life, I have come accustomed to the city life. I would absolutely love to be surrounded by a flourishing rainforest and the wildlife that inhabits it. I am currently taking a geology course and am fascinated by the structure and formation of volcanos, so being able to visit the Arenal Volcano would be absolutely amazing. Along with my own natural fascination with traveling to foreign countries and learning about other cultures- my cousin went on a mission trip to Costa Rica two years ago and said it was a life changing experience. She highly recommended taking advantage of any opportunity of traveling abroad that was offered to me. She said the scenery of Costa Rica is so humbling and breathtaking and it changes your perspective on not only beauty but your outlook on life. Nature has that effect on people and I would be nothing less than honored and forever thankful for the acceptance to go on the Costa Rica freshman trip.