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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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Heidi Skrukrud If you are enthusiastic about learning Spanish, this program is perfect--you will be challenged rather than frustrated. Before ACM Costa Rica I had never lived in a big city, taken a bus or taxi, or lived with another family. My experience was fun and not stressful because ACM taught me everything and was there to support me whenever I needed help. I met many Costa Ricans and I also got to know my own culture and generation better through three months of close proximity with my US classmates. It was a perfect introduction on how to get along in a foreign country.

—Heidi Skrukrud, Costa Rica, Fall 2011

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