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- Biology Major, OLRM Minor
- CORE Costa Rica, Spring 2009
"I would definitely recommend the CORE program to not only incoming students, but to current students at Western State."
I would definitely say that it’s not for everyone, but it’s for someone who is looking for a more hands-on education, and who’s willing to take their education into their own hands. With CORE you get out of this program what you put into it. I feel I learned so much about social aspects, and group dynamics, conflict resolution, aside from the activities that we did. CORE is a whole other experience and it’s a great opportunity to get out there and do it first-hand.
Brandee compares and contrasts the CORE program to a “normal” semester at Western State College:
In a normal class workload classes are interesting, sometimes boring, always stressful, exhausting, time consuming, expensive, draining – I’ll be so excited about my classes but by the end of the semester I’m just so tired I forget why I’m even in school half the time.
With CORE you are always interested , seldom bored, relaxed, it’s still expensive, but not really for what you get in class credit and life experiences. To sum up my experience CORE was rejuvenating.