Today’s post comes to us from #APIAbroad alum and UT-Austin student Mattison Gotcher. She took advantage of our volunteer add-on option and spent an extra two weeks in Costa Rica volunteering while also taking a photography and Spanish class.
“For my time aboard this past summer, I had the opportunity to study in the beautiful Central American country of Costa Rica. While there, I took a class for Spanish and an elective – Cultural Photography.
The photography class taught me a lot about looking at images from a technical point, and thinking about images in terms of what they can and do convey.
During the photo class my professor took us on field trips to different areas close to the University I was studying at in San José, along with one beach trip that me and my classmates decided to go on by ourselves.
The photography class was my favorite class I took in Costa Rica, and one of my favorite classes I have taken in my college career.
See more of Mattison’s experience in Costa Rica here.