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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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Sarah Laven My study abroad experience through the ACM Costa Rica fall program was an unforgettable experience that defined my college career. I grew as a Spanish speaker and critical thinker through a variety of unique and intimate classes with highly knowledgeable and caring professors. The interdisciplinary nature of the program created a holistic learning experience that not only honed my Spanish language skills, but made me think critically about the culture and environment of my new home. Thanks to my incredible host family and the ACM staff I found a second home in Costa Rica that was filled with adventure and learning that has enriched my life for the better.

—Sarah Laven, Costa Rica, Fall 2011

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