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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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Carmelita Rosner Studying abroad in Costa Rica with ACM taught me far more than I could have anticipated. It instilled in me a deeper understanding of how a language reflects its culture, a stronger sense of independence, a true appreciation for the relationships we can forge, and so much more. Most importantly, however, the program's staff, bi-weekly field trips and 3-week rural stay, did a spectacular job of immersing us in the 'pura vida', the Costa Rican way of life, its vibrancy, vivacity and utter delight.

—Carmelita Rosner, Costa Rica, Fall 2011

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