I chose to participate in the Global Sustainability and Cultural Immersion Program because I have noticed that Civil Engineering has a lot to do with sustainability and the environment. Whether it is to build a new highway or a skyscraper, Civil Engineers always have to take into account the effects a new project will have on the environment and the community. With this program, I want to be able to experience a different perspective of sustainability by learning how another country approaches the subject and to gain hands-on experience in the field of sustainability and use it to further my future career.
The one thing I am most excited about the Costa Rica Program is being able to make and be part of unforgettable memories with my team. When I return from Costa Rica I intend to share my research with the Engineering Community by either making a Power-point presentation or a poster board in order to make people aware of this wonderful program and the opportunities it offers.