I just finished a six months internship program in Costa Rica, I had so much fun and gained a lot of knowledge in language and in my field. As a Muslim girl, I went to Costa Rica with some fear and hesitation because of the very different culture but when I arrived there, the people and staff were very welcoming and understanding for these differences and I felt like home! I would encourage anyone to go for this ! The language was not a barrier because most people there speak and understand English!!!!!!