Volunteer Abroad - Costa Rica, Volunteer Abroad Programs

My Heart is in Two Places

by Summer Grandy, Greenheart Travel Volunteer in Costa Rica

So my time here is half up- and I can say I’m feeling the goodbyes already. Before coming to Costa Rica to volunteer I’d never thought I’d make this many new friends, new coworkers, or even a new family. On this last weekend, a couple of volunteers and I decided to make a trip to la playa tamarindo. It was crazy, fun, scary, exciting, and a totally new experience. While I was there, I got to add in to the list of things I’ve never done before like: surfing, sleeping in a hostel, seeing the sunset on the beach, meeting a famous dog, riding the public bus (in Spanish might I add), being so dirty, and thinking about changing my way of life.

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I can recommend going to the beach, but also say that you will miss proyecto and EVERYTHING about it. I missed it so much, I even cried when I saw my host mom again. Like I said, it’s like my second family here. That whole last week was fantastic though, I have met so many different and amazing people here. All of this is a life changing experience, all of which I had no idea I was going to have. I now feel like my heart is in two places; half in my home town, and half is here. Always – half and half.

Oh and p.s: Fourth of July was awesome here! S’mores and chubby bunny- delicioso!

Pura Vida, Summer!

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About Greenheart Travel

CCI Greenheart Travel is personally invested in providing cultural immersion programs that change lives, advance careers and create leaders. We achieve this by partnering with organizations and governments overseas that empower their local communities through experiential learning and practical development. We provide others with the same positive travel experiences in which we ourselves engage. Through travel and cultural exchange, we help individuals reach their full potential, leading to a more tolerant, peaceful and environmentally sustainable world.


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