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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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Jacob Brenner, Department of Environmental Studies and Science, Ithaca College My semesters in Costa Rica with ACM were probably the most formative period in my life. My career as a geographer is largely made possible by perspectives on real life in another country that I gained during that year. The fall Latin American Culture program made me a Latin Americanist and the spring Field Research program made me capable of doing field research. I can't think of another experience, career-wise, that has had a greater influence. I am deeply indebted to my gracious host family for this, as well as to the broader ACM community for maintaining such a rich and stimulating social atmosphere over the years.

—Jacob Brenner, Department of Environmental Studies and Science, Ithaca College, Costa Rica 1999-2000

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