My final project is based around two main events coming up in my life: a vacation in Costa Rica and studying abroad.
Lucky for me, my parents decided that their 60th birthday present would be spent with the family in Costa Rica so I need my Spanish to be conversational by then. When I finish that, I hope to spend the next two weeks on an organic farm (hopefully coffee or chocolate based) in Costa Rica with the WWOOOFing program. So I need to have conversational Spanish and some understanding of farming terminology.
The other part of my project, studying abroad, has similar goals. I need to find a program based on environmental studies, preferably focused around urban sustainability and/or sustainable agriculture , in a Latin American country. For this I need the active vocabulary of farming terminology, conversational fluency, and the ability to write formal, coherent essays.