I am a University of Utah student pursuing a masters of social work degree. My classmates and I took part in a service learning class taught by Dr. Christina Gringeri (College of Social Work) and Dr. Armando Solorzano (Department of Family and Consumer Studies and the Department of Ethnic Studies). The three credit hour class provided intense Spanish classes at Conversa and allowed us to paint in an elementary school or participate in an ecological preservation project. I arrived in Costa Rica a week before class to tour some of the country’s national parks. I stayed a week after class to raft the Pacuare River.