Teaching English in Costa Rica

DONE BY: Katriona | Ingraham High School '14 | U. of Chicago '19

HOW OPPORTUNITY WAS FOUND: 

Site that helps people find gap year opportunities

LENGTH: 3 months

LOCATION: San Jose, Costa Rica

FUN: ★★☆☆☆

PERSONAL GROWTH: ★★★★★

KIND OF PERSONAL GROWTH MOST EXPERIENCED: 

  • Perseverance
  • Patience
  • Learning how to be true to myself

DAY-TO-DAY LIFE: 

  • Get up early
  • 1+hr commute to work
  • Teaching for 4 hours
  • 1+hr commute back
  • Some kind of activity
  • Skyping with girlfriend, being lonely

DESCRIPTION OF WORK/ACTIVITIES DONE: 

  • Teaching
  • Taking the kids to programs to help increase sense of self worth

HOW MANY HOURS OF WORK DID YOU DO PER WEEK? 25

TOP TIPS: 

Don't do this in Costa Rica, and programs like this are for rich kids that don't have other options (which I was not). This was a horrible experience.

 

Jiyoung Jeong