My name is Rose, I’m 15, and I live in beautiful Ithaca, NY. I’m currenly finishing up freshman year at my local high school, and desperately trying to study for exams despite the lovely weather. I love music, swimming, art and theatre, hiking, reading and writing. My talents include singing off-key, looking good in a thrifted suit and constantly dancing like a middle-aged dad who still thinks it’s the 80s.
Last year, I had the amazing opportunity to travel to Costa Rica with my Spanish class. Within the span of a week and a half, I learned more Spanish than a year of classes could’ve taught me. I learned how to order in a restaurant, how to ask for directions, how to say “that hurts” after smashing into a tree while ziplining… In short it was incredible. I met amazing people, ate amazing food, and even before we had left I became determined to do it again.
It sounds sort of cliche, but I hope that this trip helps me get to know and understand myself better. I’d like to learn more about a part of the world I’m not very familiar with, and have fun with everyone in the group!
I’m super excited to meet you all! ¡Los veré a todos pronto!