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University of Oklahoma
San Jose, Costa Rica
Mackenzie Cozort, Alumni Ambassador
what was your favorite class while abroad, and why?
I took one class while studying abroad. I really enjoyed learning about different morphological and syntactic aspects of various dialects of Latin American Spanish, and diving into the history of the development of Spanish in the Americas.
how did you engage with the local community while abroad?
I lived with a host family abroad, so I witnessed how locals live and learned more about the attitudes and beliefs of Costa Ricans by conversing with my host mom about various topics. Also, I met several Costa Rican students at the university I attended, and met other "ticos" my age by going to dance clubs with other friends from my San José study abroad program. Plus, I volunteered at the Special Olympics where I helped with the development activities for kids with special needs up to age 3.