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Costa Rica: Community Engagement in Public Health, Education, & the Environment

San José, Costa Rica

Chelsea Simmons

Chelsea Simmons

  • Coe College
  • Costa Rica, Fall 2010

Hometown: Kansas City, KS

Majors: Spanish and Psychology double major

Activities & interests: Reading, writing, crafts, movies, photography, cooking, music.

Why I chose to do this program: I think the environment provided by the Costa Rica program will provide me with excellent opportunities to expand myself and my knowledge of Spanish!

What I'm most excited about: Exploring the country!

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Alex Nikazmerad I learned more in Costa Rica than any college classroom or textbook could ever offer. It gave me the opportunity not only to study and speak Spanish, but to also explore the people and country behind the language. Being able to live in Latin America and see what a beautiful, vibrant culture it has was the most rewarding experience of my life. My fall spent with ACM was life-changing, giving me unforgettable memories and a stronger sense of purpose.

—Alex Nikazmerad, Costa Rica, Fall 2009

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