Pre-Departure Impressions

Costa Rica is a country with a rich culture and known for its eco-friendly tourism and business practices. I'm really interested in seeing how American companies like HP adapt their business practices to fit into the Costa Rican culture. I look forward to experiencing their rainforest with such a variety of wildlife as well as the volcano and beach. Not many countries offer such diverse climates, scenery, and terrain. I expect it to be very hot and humid and to use a LOT of bug spray. I am especially interested in learning about their culture, known for its laid back, "pura vida" attitude which differs greatly from the American corporate culture.