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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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Reilly Quirk I chose ACM Costa Rica above all of the other Spanish-speaking programs I came across because of its intense focus on full language immersion and the ability to experience different facets of the country by living with multiple host families in different areas of the country. This experience helped me grow as an individual and as a student. I learned so much more than I had the opportunity to experience within the walls of my college Spanish classrooms, and I returned to the United States with lifelong friends and "familia" from around the world.

—Reilly Quirk, Costa Rica, Fall 2013

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