"I was part of the AUM summer 2012 study abroad program in Costa Rica. It was a blessed adventure, and I would not change the experience for anything. From hiking through a tunnel of tropical plants and flowers in the rainforest, seeing animals that are so similar yet so different from ours, to breathing in the dew right from a cloud in the cloud forests on top of a mountain high above the ocean, it was all amazing. Walking the streets of San Jose and the countryside, seeing the culture and relaxed lifestyle, provided me with a new perspective. I can remember having the water of the Sarapiqui River shower down on me during white water rafting and the wind roaring past my ears on the zip line. These memories have stuck with me and helped me to grow. I miss Costa Rica from time to time, when certain things in my daily life remind me of what it was like. I look forward in anticipation to a time when I will get the chance to go to Costa Rica again or to see more of God's creation in a different part of the world."
-Adam Russel, AUM summer 2012 study abroad (Costa Rica)